Washington County Names Slocum New County Administrator

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The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County have named Robert Slocum the new county administrator. Slocum will be confirmed in an official vote on March 28. Slocum will take the place of Greg Murray, who’s last day is expected to be June 30.

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A news article from the Herald-Mail Media states,

Slocum will receive the title of county administrator March 28 when the commissioners officially approve his promotion, county officials said.

The commissioners wanted to name a new administrator while Murray was still working so he could help with the transition.

According to the county press release,

Previously, Slocum was Director of Engineering and Construction Management. As Director, Slocum oversaw the several capital projects such as the new Senior Activities Center and County Administrative Complex renovations.  Additionally, he has been instrumental in working with the Maryland Department of Transportation to get funding for various Interstate-81 projects.

As Director, Slocum implemented numerous changes that resulted in moving engineering and construction projects forward in a more efficient manner. Additionally, Slocum coordinated the work of the Division of Engineering and Construction Management and its departments to provide safe, timely and cost effective results while ensuring programs are in compliance with County, State and Federal regulations.

“Robert Slocum has been an asset to Washington County Government for 15 years,” stated Terry Baker, president, Washington County Commissioners.  “His experience and expertise in managing major projects will be a valuable asset as we continue the positive momentum, moving our County forward.”