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Weston Young Steps into New Role as Chief Administrative Officer

Snow Hill, MD (August 23, 2021) – Weston Young stepped into his new role as chief administrative officer (CAO) this week.

“There’s no one more qualified to take on the day-to-day challenges that come with the position of chief administrative officer than Weston,” Commission President Joe Mitrecic said. “From day one, the commissioners have been impressed by the quality of the leadership shown by this talented, young innovator. He brings a fresh set of eyes to the table and an innate ability to assess and reassess county business policies and practices to provide us with the professional advice and recommendations we need to make the best possible decisions for Worcester County.”

Young, a professional engineer and local government administrator, joined Worcester County Government (WCG) as the assistant chief administrative officer on April 30, 2020. He played a key role in developing the FY22 WCG operating budget and helping WCG navigate all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This included working closely with the commissioners and WCG departments and agencies, to quickly distribute vital state, local, and federal grant funds to help support the four municipalities and Ocean Pines, numerous local businesses, nonprofit agencies, and fire and emergency medical services agencies impacted by the worldwide pandemic.

Young, a fiscal steward with an in-depth understanding of public infrastructure and its critical role on the region’s economic development and overall quality of life, brings nearly 14 years of local government experience to his new role.

The CAO administers the affairs of the county commissioners, including the operating budget, financial controls, personnel matters, reports and records, and general correspondence, oversees special projects, ensures the administration of federal, state, and local regulations that govern the county, and acts as an official representative of the commissioners and the county with other governmental units, the general public, and the media.

Young was born and raised in Pocomoke. He and his wife, Anne, are proud parents of twins.