Washington County Commissioners Appoint New Chief Financial Officer

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (10/27/2022) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the appointment of Michelle Gordon as Chief Financial Officer.

Gordon is a lifelong resident of Washington County. After graduating from Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Maryland, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and her Master’s of Business Administration from Mt. Saint Mary’s University School of Business in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Gordon comes to Washington County Government with over 30 years of finance and accounting experience and over 20 years of governmental accounting experience.

Gordon most recently served as the Finance Director for Jefferson County, West Virginia, and served in that role for over seven years. At Jefferson County, she provided the commission, elected officials, departments, and the community with the guidance needed to navigate the financial difficulties that arose during the worldwide pandemic, and she spearheaded technology improvements that streamlined the budget and financial process to bring financial transparency to the local community.

“It is extremely exciting to join an organization that has been phenomenally successful and to be part of the community growth that is expected for many years to come. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve the community that I call home and to serve with community and county government leaders, and the county’s accounting team. Together, we will face the tough economic challenges that the future may bring. We will strive for financial sustainability and pandemic recovery while maintaining operations and exploring new opportunities for growth, transformation, and service enhancements,” said Michelle Gordon.

Board of County Commissioner President Jeffrey A. Cline said, “On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, it is with great pleasure we welcome Michelle Gordon as the new Chief Financial Officer for Washington County Government. Ms. Gordon brings decades of knowledge in effectively planning and managing governmental financial operations. Her expertise will be vital as we continue to grow our County.”

Original article by Washington County Government

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