County Administrator’s Office
Michelle A. Gordon, County Administrator
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.
MICHELLE A. GORDON, County Administrator, holds a B. A. degree in Management with Concentrations in Accounting and Information Technology from Hood College. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a Certified Public Accounting Track concentration from Mount St. Mary’s University and was in the first graduating class of the Mount St. Mary’s, Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. Mrs. Gordon is a lifelong resident of Washington County, Maryland. She was appointed to the position of County Administrator in September 2023 and has been employed with Washington County since October 2022 when she was hired as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to her employment with Washington County, she was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of Jefferson County, West Virginia and the City of Hagerstown, Maryland for a combined total of twelve (12) years. Her governmental experience also includes six (6) years of progressive accounting work at The City of Frederick, Maryland; and, in total, Mrs. Gordon has thirty-three (33) years of governmental, private and public accounting experience. Mrs. Gordon serves as an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Potomac Fish & Game Club in her hometown of Williamsport, Maryland. She is a member of the Maryland Association of Counties, the Maryland Government Finance Officers Association and the Government Finance Officers Association.
County Administrator Staff