Washington County Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners announced the appointment of Michelle Gordon as Chief Financial Officer. Gordon brings over 30 years of finance and accounting experience and over 20 years of governmental accounting experience.

Michelle Gordon

Gordon most recently served as the Finance Director for Jefferson County, West Virginia. There, she provided the commission, elected officials, departments, and the community with the guidance needed to navigate the financial difficulties that arose during the pandemic. She also spearheaded technology improvements that streamlined the budget and financial process to bring financial transparency to the local community.

“On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, it is with great pleasure we welcome Michelle Gordon as the new Chief Financial Officer for Washington County Government. Ms. Gordon brings decades of knowledge in effectively planning and managing governmental financial operations,” said Board of County Commissioner President Jeffrey A. Cline. “Her expertise will be vital as we continue to grow our County.”

Gordon is a lifelong resident of Washington County. After graduating from Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Maryland, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and her Master of Business Administration from Mt. Saint Mary’s University School of Business in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

“It is extremely exciting to join an organization that has been phenomenally successful and to be part of the community growth that is expected for many years to come. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve the community that I call home and to serve with community and county government leaders and the County’s accounting team,” said Michelle Gordon. Together, we will face the tough economic challenges that the future may bring. We will strive for financial sustainability and pandemic recovery while maintaining operations and exploring new opportunities for growth, transformation, and service enhancements.”

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