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County Administrator’s Office

John M. Martirano, Esq.
County Administrator

John M. Martirano has over 19 years of experience working as an attorney for Washington County Government. Martirano first joined the County in 1999 as Assistant County Attorney. He then went on to become Deputy County Attorney, followed by becoming County Attorney in 2005. From 2018 – 2020, he served as Legal Counsel for Washington County Public Schools.

In December of 2020, Martirano became the County Administrator. Martirano brings a depth of experience to the County Administrator position, having previously provided legal advice and services to the Board of County Commissioners and County departments, agencies, boards and commissions, affiliated nonprofit agencies, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.


To provide each citizen and business in and interested in Washington County with the very best opportunity to access and utilize County services with a proud and capable staff motivated to serve people; to stimulate transparent and effective collaboration with business and organizational leaders and elected officials for the benefit of Washington County in accordance with local law, ordinance and policy.


To be the local government of choice in our region and market size supporting and providing Public Safety, Education, Infrastructure, Economic Development and Human Services with diligence, pride and partnership.

County Administrator Staff

Martirano, John M.
County Administrator
Priebe, Michelle
Executive Assistant

Office of the County Administrator

Washington County Administration Building

100 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740-4748

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Phone:  (240) 313-2200

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258