Over 1oo people turned out to honor outgoing Cecil County Executive Tari Moore and Council President Robert Hodge for their public service at a community reception on October 20. Presenters and well wishers included representatives from United States Representative Andy Harris and Cecil’s state delegation, county council, municipalities, and school board.
As the County’s first Executive and Council President, both were praised for their leadership in successfully transitioning Cecil County to a charter form of government, improving internal and external political relationships, and setting a high bar for public service and performance going forward. Each also had long list of personal accomplishments highlighted, including Moore’s work on the opioid crisis and Hodge’s work on establishing a functional animal control agency.
County officials and several other representatives presented Moore and Hodge with gifts in gratitude for their county service. Both Hodge and Moore have been active in MACo, with Moore concluding a term as MACo’s First Vice President.