Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has announced the appointment of John Psota as the county’s new Director of Administration effective July 1.
Psota, a Wicomico County native has served as Fruitland’s City Manager since 2012. Prior to that Psota spent 25 years with the Maryland State Police, including a supervising role.
Psota is a graduate of Wicomico Senior High School, Salisbury University and the Maryland State Police Academy. In 2017, he graduated from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a program that is a collaborative effort involving MACo, the Maryland Municipal League (MML), the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), and the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland, College Park, that also serves as the program administrator.
From coverage in the Salisbury Independent:
Psota will succeed Wayne Strausburg, who has held the Administration Director’s post since 2011. Strausburg, 72, had announced he would retire effective May 29, but agreed to stay on until the fiscal year ends June 30. Psota’s hiring is effective July 1. “I wish to thank the County Executive, Bob Culver, for this opportunity and for having the confidence in me to fill this position and thank you to Wayne Strausburg for his support,” Psota said in a statement. “I am excited, proud and humble to join this team of hardworking men and women who strive to make Wicomico County a safe and great place to live, work, and raise a family,” he said.
The County Council approved the appointment of Psota unanimously.