State of the County Report: 2016
By: Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to report on our progress in Wicomico County and reflect on the positive changes that we’ve made during the past fiscal year. From a fiscal standpoint, the county is in great shape. We continue to look for ways to curb spending and rethink how county government operates and our conservative fiscal management is paying off.
Much has been accomplished without raising taxes in the two years since I’ve been elected County Executive. Overall, the county is at its highest employment rate ever. More people are working in Wicomico County than ever before, according to Dave Ryan, director of Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development. There were 53,547 people employed in Wicomico County in July, up about 3.4 percent from a year ago. As a result, income taxes in the county were up about $7 million more than was budgeted this year.