With great sadness, we share news of Elaine Kramer’s passing on March 25. Ms. Kramer served as the Chief Financial Officer for St. Mary’s County, and was a regular participant in MACo conferences and events. She had been a longtime presenter of a County Financial Management course offered as a part of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance for local officials.
Ms. Kramer served as the county’s Chief Financial Officer since August, 2000. During her tenure she initiated and/or participated in several significant budget and financial management initiatives, including the full implementation of the county’s Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) program.
Under her direction the county has continually focused on improving a variety of fiscal practices, including procurement, and budget development and management for both operating and capital budget funds. She was often selected by the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) to present issues of interest at training sessions and in connection with legislative efforts.
“She was much loved. She was committed to her family, work and community,” said Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, County Administrator. “She had a standard of excellence like no other. She was honest, forth-right, and quick-witted and will be sorely missed.”
MACo, and her many friends and admirers in the county community, extend our sorrow and condolences to her family and friends.