Hancock to Remain as Interim County Administer Until Election

Interim County Administrator to Serve Until After 2006 Elections

The Charles County Commissioners announced on November 1, 2005, that Roy E. Hancock, current interim County Administrator, will remain in that position until December 2006. The County Commissioners also deferred their search for a new permanent County Administrator until the next fiscal year, when they will hire a consultant to recruit candidates for the position. Final selection of a permanent County Administrator will be determined by the County Commissioners who will be elected in November 2006 and sworn into office on Tuesday, December 5, 2006.

Mr. Hancock, the Director of the Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management (PGM), was appointed to his new role on October 1. He worked with County Administrator Eugene T. Lauer until his retirement on October 31.

"We felt that there was no need to make a change at this time. Having been with County Government for more than 30 years, Mr. Hancock's knowledge and experience is a valuable asset to help maintain the daily operation of County Government until a permanent County Administrator is selected by the next elected board of Commissioners,"the County Commissioners said.

Mr. Hancock began his career with County Government in 1973 as Assistant County Engineer. From 1977-79 he was Chief of Facilities for the Department of Public Works, then Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works from 1979-80, Director of Public Works from 1980-90, and then Director of PGM from 1990-present.

Melvin C. Beall, Jr., P.E., Chief of Development and Capital Services, is serving as the acting Director of PGM in the interim.

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