The County Administrator oversees the daily operation of County government. As Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, the Administrator also coordinates meetings, establishes agendas, and records the meeting minutes.

Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator serves a four-year term (County Code, sec. 2-203).

[photo, Somerset County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, Maryland]

Somerset County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, Maryland, August 2012. Photo by David R. Herron.

Fiscal matters, including the appropriation and borrowing of County funds, are the responsibility of the Finance Department (County Code, secs., 2-301 through 2-312).

Human Resources administers the hiring and training of County employees, and coordinates employee and retiree benefits and the County pension system (County Code, sec. 2-404).

Under the County Administrator, Information Technology was founded in September 2006.

Information Technology develops, implements, and maintains digital and communication networks, and coordinates software and hardware purchases for County agencies. The County’s website also is maintained by Information Technology, which staffs a help desk to address computer and electronic issues with County systems.

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