Calvert Appoints New Deputy County Administrator

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Linda Vassallo as Deputy County Administrator.

Vassallo will leave her current position as director of the Calvert County Department of Communications & Media Relations to begin her role as Deputy County Administrator in July. Vassallo has a long history in county government with over 24 years in many positions for Calvert County.

“Linda is a staple in this community and has done tremendous work during her many years of service with Calvert County Government,” said BOCC President Kelly McConkey. “She has a proven track record of excellent public service and we look forward to working with her as she transitions into this new leadership role.”

From the press release:

Hired as the county’s first marketing and communications specialist in 1996, she quickly rose through the ranks to become the director of Economic Development in 1999 and was the first female economic development director in the tri-county area. She transitioned to her current role in 2017, where she stood up the county’s first CMR
department. She assembled a high-performing team of professionals that leads the county’s public outreach efforts today. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has led her team by providing internal and external emergency communications, and by sending timely and important information to Calvert County citizens.

Vassallo also spearheaded two of the county’s most important economic legacies: local coordination of the two Dominion Cove Point LNG expansions and worked to build an economic base that played a part in Calvert County Government earning its first triple-A rating from all
three rating agencies.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to work for this organization and the extremely talented county government employees these past 24 years,” Vassallo said. “The opportunity to stand up a new department was one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks of my career, and I will miss working and leading the CMR professionals on a daily basis. However, I look forward to this exciting new opportunity and I would like to thank the Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator for their support and confidence.”