Weston Young

Weston Young

(Sept. 24, 2021) Weston Young stepped into his new role as Worcester County’s chief administrative officer recently.

“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,” Commissioner 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 as the assistant chief administrative officer on April 30, 2020.

He played a key role in developing the the county’s operating budget and helping it navigate the covid-19 pandemic.

This included working closely with the commissioners and government departments and agencies to distribute 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 affected by the pandemic.

Young brings nearly 14 years of local government experience to his new role.

The post administers the affairs of the county commissioners, including the operating budget, financial controls, personnel matters, reports and records. The chief administrative officer also 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 parents of twins.

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