County Administrator Appointed

PHOTO CAPTION: L-R Greg Murray, John Barr


County Administrator Appointed

In its regular meeting on February 27, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners officially appointed Gregory B. Murray as County Administrator. Murray, 46, has been the Director of the Department of Water Quality for ten years and brings 24 years of public administration and leadership to his new role as County Administrator. His Management and Public Administration experience includes budgeting, personnel, facility management, design and design review, regulatory compliance, project management, system evaluation, training, computer system and technology implementation, governmental operations including prior service with municipal government as Public Works Director and interaction with the public.
Murray graduated from Heritage Academy, Hagerstown Junior College and graduated with Summa cum laude honors from American Intercontinental University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program of the University of Baltimore.
He is a member of the American Society of Public Administration, the American Public Works Association, the County Engineers Association of Maryland, the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation and the Maryland Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies. He serves on numerous boards and commissions at the state and local kevel.
Murray holds a number of environmental licenses including Class 2,4, and 5 Wastewater Treatment and Superintendent licenses. In 2006 he was selected by the Ministry of Personnel of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), along with State Administration Foreign Affairs Experts to represent Washington County and the environmental community as an international expert for exchange of technologies and ideas with the public and private sectors in Shandiong Province, PRC.
A native of Washington County, Greg currently resides with his family in the Smithsburg area. Murray thanked the County for affording him educational opportunities and said he pledged to "work hard to make Washington County a better place to live, work and play."