Lower paid employees received a 4% increase in 2016 Operating Budget in order to address wage scale compression. Certain other employees’ pay was increased to meet new minimum wage standards.

Finalized and executed the Trust Agreement that provides the Fraternal Order of Police Disability Benefit.

Hired a new Director of Finance with unanimous County Council confirmation.

Enhanced the Government Office Campus Security measures.

Promoted Weston Young to Public Works Director.

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Promotions: Steve Miller, Director of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism; Kristen Goller, Director of Tourism; Nichole Wheatley, Director of Marketing.

Law Department cost reduction measures were put into place.

Personnel Manual revision/review has been initiated in order to update the County’s dated Personnel Manual.

Nominated Lori Brewster to the Maryland Rural Health Association in the category of “Outstanding Rural Health Achievement” an honor which was bestowed upon her on October 29, 2015 at the 2015 Rural Health Awards Ceremony

Initiated legislation which was enacted on November 19, 2015 allowing Wicomico County employees to participate in the Wicomico County Board of Education Mentoring Project, a voluntary program that matches students with mentor volunteers.

Wicomico County partnered with the Maryland Food Bank in hosting a County-wide employee food drive. The goal of the aptly named “1-Ton Challenge” was to collect one ton of food for the Maryland Food Bank. Over the course of the challenge, Wicomico County employees came together and surpassed the goal, collecting 2,317 pounds of food for the Maryland Food Bank. This food will provide 2,780 meals to Maryland residents.