Board of County Commissioners appoint Acting County Administrator

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the appointment of Michelle Gordon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as the Acting County Administrator. This decision comes following the retirement of the previous County Administrator John Martirano, and the Board of County Commissioners is confident in Gordon’s abilities to lead the county during this transition period.

Michelle Gordon

Michelle Gordon has been an integral part of the Washington County team for the past seven months, serving as the CFO and playing a crucial role in managing the county’s finances. Her extensive experience and deep understanding of the county’s operations make her an excellent candidate for the interim role.

As the Acting County Administrator, Gordon will oversee the day-to-day operations of the county, working closely with the Board of County Commissioners to ensure the delivery of essential services to the residents. She will provide steady leadership, maintain open lines of communication and collaborate with county departments to address the needs and concerns of the community.

“Congratulations on your appointment as the Acting County Administrator, said President John Barr. I wish you the best of luck with your new duties as you take on this important role. I have no doubt that your expertise, dedication and leadership will contribute to the continued success and progress of our county. Wishing you all the best in this exciting new chapter!”

Vice-President Jeffrey Cline said, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of our current Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as the Acting County Administrator until we find a suitable candidate for the position. With her extensive financial expertise, leadership skills, and in-depth knowledge of our county’s operations, our CFO is the perfect choice to guide us through this transitional phase. I have complete confidence in her ability to ensure seamless continuity of services and effective governance during this interim period.”

Commissioner Randall Wagner states, “I wholeheartedly support the appointment of Michelle Gordon as the Acting County Administrator. Her proven track record, financial expertise, and dedication to our community make her the ideal candidate for this role. I have full confidence in Michelle’s ability to lead us through this transition period and ensure continued progress for our county.”

“I have the utmost confidence in the leadership, managerial skills, and integrity of our newly appointed Acting County Administrator, Michelle Gordon,” said Commissioner Derek Harvey. “She has consistently demonstrated her exceptional abilities as the Chief Financial Officer, earning the respect and admiration of commissioners and county staff alike. I am confident that Michelle will excel in her new role and continue to provide effective and dedicated leadership for our county.”

Commissioner Wayne Keffer said, “Although I do not personally support this choice, I believe it is important to extend my best wishes to her as she takes on the role. May she find success and may her efforts bring positive outcomes for our community on this interim basis.”

“I am honored to have been appointed as the Acting County Administrator,” said Gordon. “I am committed to serving the residents of Washington County and working collaboratively with the dedicated county staff to uphold our mission of delivering quality services to the community. Together, we will navigate this transitional phase and continue to move forward.”

The Board of County Commissioners will soon initiate the search for a permanent County Administrator. They will undertake a comprehensive selection process to identify a qualified candidate who will lead the county into the future.