(April 17, 2020) The Worcester County Commissioners named Weston Young as the new assistant chief administrative officer. He will step into his new role with Worcester County Government on April 30.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity and eager to apply my local government experience in this role,” Young said. “I look forward to working for the Commissioners of my home county.”
Young brings 12 years of local government experience to Worcester County. He has served as a leader with Wicomico County Government since 2015, where he began as the public works director prior to stepping into the position of assistant director of administration in 2017.
As a professional engineer and local government administrator, Young is 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.
In 2005, Young earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and later obtained the professional engineering certification. He will take over for Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Shannahan, who will retire Aug. 21 after 30 years of service to the county.
The assistant chief administrative officer serves as a general assistant to the chief administrative officer in areas of county administration and management, including the assignment of independent and broadly-defined missions and special projects.
The assistant chief administrative officer also acts on behalf of the chief administrative officer in his absence as directed.
Weston was born and raised in Pocomoke. He and his wife, Anne, are proud new parents.
For more information, contact Public Information Officer Kim Moses at 410-632-1194.