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County Administrator’s Office

Michelle Gordon, CFO

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

Gordon, Michelle
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

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!