LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND--- Gene Carter, Director of the St. Mary's County Department of Aging, announced today that he is retiring from his position with St. Mary's County Government. His last day in the office will be Friday, August 26, 2005.
Mr. Carter has served as the Director of the Department of Aging for the past 17 years, during a time when the number of seniors residing in St. Mary's County has increased significantly.
"Though I have truly enjoyed serving the senior citizens of St. Mary's County and working for the different Boards of Commissioners during my many years of employment, I feel it is the appropriate time in my life to retire," said Gene Carter, Director, Department of Aging. "During the past few years in particular, it has been a pleasure to deliver additional services to seniors through the construction of a new Northern Senior Center, utilization of aquatic classes at the Great Mills Swimming Pool, and increased meal deliveries to home bound seniors through the St. Mary's County Meals on Wheels program."
"We will begin the search for a new Director within the next few weeks. The Commissioners are committed to choosing a candidate who will continue to deliver and enhance services to the seniors of our County," said Thomas F. McKay, President, Board of Commissioners for St. Mary's County. "We appreciate the years of service provided by Mr. Carter, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."