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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. He most recently served as Chief Legal Counsel for Washington County Public Schools, where he has been for the past two years. 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.

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
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

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees due to the impending weather forecast and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. County employees who are designated as “Essential” are expected to perform their duties as they normally would. Employees who can telework should report at their usual time.
The County encourages those who must travel to exercise caution while on roadways. If driving is essential, clear your vehicle completely, drive slowly, use caution, and don’t crowd or pass plows.
We will update the public if any changes occur. Please monitor Washington County Government’s website and social media for updates.