The Worcester County Commissioners last week re-elected Commissioner Joseph M. Mitrecic as commission president and Commissioner Theodore J. Elder as vice president.
The Board of Worcester County Commissioners is the seven-member legislative and executive branch of county government. Each Commissioner is elected to serve a four-year term, and one representative is elected from each of the seven election districts.
According to a County press release:
Commissioner Mitrecic was elected County Commissioner in 2014 to represent District Seven, the Ocean City District, and is currently serving his second term in office. Prior to being elected president in 2019, he served two years as vice president.
He represents the County Commissioners as the immediate past chair and as a voting member of the Board of Directors of the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. He also represents the Commissioners as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
Commissioner Mitrecic is the owner and president of Mitrecic Builders, a family owned and operated business that has been providing quality construction in Ocean City, Maryland and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. He has resided in Ocean City for 38 years. He and his late wife, Sheryl, have two children, Jake and Madi.
Commissioner Elder was elected County Commissioner in 2014 to represent District Four, the Western District, and is currently serving his second term in office. He also served as vice president in 2017 and 2019.
Commissioner Elder represents the Commissioners as vice-chair for the TCC, and represents the Commissioners on the Health Planning Advisory Council. Commissioner Elder has been a successful business owner and operator since 1982. He also recently retired from serving the community as a Worcester County bus contractor for over 30 years, during which he acted as president of the Bus Contractor’s Association for 20 years.
Commissioner Elder and his wife, Joyce, reside in Whaleyville. The couple has three children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.