Commissioners Name Candace Savage as New Budget Officer

Snow Hill, Maryland – (May 17, 2021): The Worcester County Commissioners named Candace Savage as the new budget officer. She joined County Administration on May 3, 2021.

Savage brings 16 years of accounting experience to this position. Prior to joining Worcester County Government (WCG), she owned and operated Titanium, Inc. in Ocean City from 2006 to 2016 and served as an agency budget specialist with the Wicomico County Health Department from 2017 to 2021.

She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and a minor in Accounting, from Salisbury University in 2005. She later earned professional certification as a Certified Government Financial Manager through the Association of Government Accountants in 2019.

“I would like to thank the Commissioners for this opportunity,” Savage said. “I hope to use my accounting and business background to promote fiscal responsibility for Worcester County.”

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Savage resides in Worcester County with her husband and two sons. She will take over for Kathy Whited who will retire in September 2021 following 23 years of service to WCG.

In her role as budget officer, Savage will help assure the accountability and effectiveness of WCG by providing efficient, innovative services, public policy analysis, and financial expertise in support of all departments, including preparing, appropriating, monitoring, and analyzing the budget, reviewing revenue projections and assessment. She will also assist in the development of investment strategies, and collaborate with the Treasurer’s Office to prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and any other financial documentation for the annual audit and bond financing.

For additional information, contact Public Information Officer Kim Moses at (410) 632-1194.