WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Washington County was created from Frederick County by resolve of the Constitutional Convention of 1776. The County was named for George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War, and first president of the United States.

Population (1990 Census): 121,393
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: Hagerstown, MD 21740


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Gregory I. Snook (R), President, 1998
John S. Shank (R), Vice-President, 1998
Ronald L. Bowers (D), 1998
R. Lee Downey (R), 1998
James R. Wade (R), 1998

Meetings: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
(on last Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at various locations)

County Administration Building
100 West Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-3090
fax: (301) 791-3225


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Gregory I. Snook (R), President, 1998
(301) 791-3090

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (4 Judges):
Frederick C. Wright III, Circuit Administrative Judge & County Administrative Judge, 2011

Donald E. Beachley, Associate Judge, 1998
W. Kennedy Boone III, Associate Judge, 1998
John H. McDowell, Associate Judge, 2009

Courthouse
95 West Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-3111

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (2 Judges):
R. Noel Spence, Associate Judge, 2003
Ralph H. France II, Associate Judge, 2005

County Office Building
35 West Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-4740

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Linda L. Fox (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Harry L. Harsh (R), Judge, 1998
John M. Shriver (R), Judge, 1998

Courthouse
95 West Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3612

Maryland Counties


Maryland Manual On-Line

 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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