LA PLATA, Md. (June 28, 2011)—The Charles County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Ms. Barbara Loveless Holtz, of La Plata, as the Interim County Attorney for Charles County Government. Ms. Holtz begins a six-month, contractual term of employment today.
We are confident that Ms. Holtz is the right person to serve as the Interim County Attorney, and that she will enable us to have a seamless transition as we conduct our search for a person to fill this vacancy, stated Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly.
County officials say Holtz brings an extensive history of legal experience and breadth of knowledge of County Government legal matters. She spent more than 30 years working for Prince Georges County Government, including 23 years in the Office of Law as Associate County Attorney; Deputy County Attorney for Opinion/Advice, Legislation, and Administration; and County Attorney. Prior to her service with Prince Georges County Government, Ms. Holtz worked as a Legal Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Maryland College Park campus.
In 1999, Prince Georges County Executive Wayne K. Curry appointed Ms. Holtz as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. She continued in that position until November 2002, when she became Council Administrator. She officially retired from the position in August 2005, although she continued working for several months on a contractual basis.
The former county attorney, Mr. Roger L. Fink, announced his retirement in late May of this year. Fink had served since November 1991.
Charles Co. Attorney Retires After Two Decades, May 25, 2011