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Worcester County Commissioners elect new president and vice president

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Worcester County Commissioners elected Commissioner Joseph M. Mitrecic as Commission President and elected Commissioner Theodore J. Elder as Vice President. 

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, he served as vice president in 2018 and 2019. He represents the County Commissioners as chair of the Board of Directors of the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and 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. Commissioner Mitrecic 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. Commissioner Elder represents the Commissioners as secretary for the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, and represents the Commissioners on the Health Planning Advisory Council. Commissioner Elder has been a successful business owner and operator since 1982, and he has served as a Worcester County bus contractor for over 30 years, where he acted as president of the Bus Contractor’s Association for 20 years. He and his wife, Joyce, reside in Whaleyville. The couple has three children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
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. The current board was elected to serve the 2014-2018 term. The County Commissioners meet the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Worcester County Government Center in Snow Hill. 
For more information, please contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.