Glassman Installed for Second Term as Harford Exec

County Executive Glassman, with his family, taking his oath of office (Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun/The Aegis)

Barry Glassman, following his successful re-election bid, took his oath of office for a second term as Harford County Executive. In 2019, he is also slated to serve as MACo’s President.

The Baltimore Sun, with reporting through The Aegis, covered the inauguration. County Executive Glassman reflected on challenges that have already faced the county during his service, including two notable incidents of gun violence. He also pointed toward the county’s progress on many priorities, and toward collaborations working forward:

“The national tides are pushing a lot of folks in different directions, and I think it’s good just to have a voice of unity out there that keeps us at our anchor of where we’ve always been as a county,” he added.

In his comments, the county executive touted successes of his first term, including doubling the general fund balance, stabilizing county debt and maintaining Harford’s AAA bond rating.

Pending a vote of the MACo membership at the This second term – his last, due to the county’s term limit – caps nearly 30 years in public service for the County Executive.

MACo Winter Conference, County Executive Glassman and a slate of officers and directors will be sworn in to lead MACo during the January 3 inaugural dinner. That event, and much more, are part of MACo’s Winter Conferenceregistration is currently open for county officials and other interested parties.

Read the full Sun/Aegis story.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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