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Commissioners Bios

JOHN F. BARR, President
(240) 313-2205 / [email protected]

JOHN F. BARR, a fourth-term County Commissioner, was first elected in 2006. He was raised in Boonsboro, Maryland, and is a Master Electrician in five states. In high school, Barr worked for his father as a field technician at M/L Electric, Inc., which was founded in 1927. In 1979, he formed the management team overseeing the service department. In 1984, Barr bought the company from his father and changed the name to Ellsworth Electric, Inc. He remained president and owner until his son purchased the business in 2020. Barr is active in various service organizations and community projects. He also served a one-year term as President of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) in 2016. He still assists at MACo events as past president.

JEFFREY A. CLINE, Vice-President
(240) 313-2208 / [email protected]

JEFFREY A. CLINE, a fourth-term County Commissioner, is a resident of Williamsport, Maryland. He is a graduate of Williamsport High School and Hagerstown Community College. Cline has experience as a realtor since 2003. He graduated from the Maryland Association of Realtors’ 2008 Leadership Academy and received the Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Cline served on the Williamsport Town Council from 2005 to 2009. He is also a graduate of Leadership Washington County Class 26.


(240) 313-2207/ [email protected]

RANDALL E. WAGNER, a second-term County Commissioner, was born and raised in Washington County. Wagner graduated from North Hagerstown High School and is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, where he served for 4 years. Wagner worked at Mack Truck for 17 years before becoming a small business owner in Washington County, owning and operating 40 West Marine in Clear Spring MD for 8 years. He has served the local community as a realtor for the past 21 years and is a licensed private pilot. He also served on the Animal Control Board and held the position as Vice Chair for 8 years. He currently serves on the Airport Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Health Advisory Board, Women’s Commission, Agriculture Preservation Board, Black Rock Golf Course Board, and the Emergency Services Advisory Council. Wagner is a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church and is married to Patricia Wagner. Patti and Randy have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.

WAYNE K. KEEFER, Commissioner
(240) 313-2209
/ [email protected]

WAYNE K. KEEFER, a third-term County Commissioner, is a life-long resident of Washington County. A graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School, Keefer continued his education locally at Hagerstown Community College, then earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from Frostburg State University. He also graduated from the Academy for Excellence in Local Government Certificate Program. Keefer has over a decade of experience as a community banker with roles in consumer lending and corporate accounting; he is currently the Assistant Vice President / Controller for a local bank. He has also taught courses in business, economics, banking, and finance as an adjunct professor with his alma mater, FSU, and with the West Virginia School of Banking; he also holds a Maryland Real Estate License. An active member of the community, he has served in leadership roles with many non-profit organizations. Keefer lives in his hometown of Hancock with his wife, Janine, and daughter, Lillie.

DEREK HARVEY, Commissioner
(240) 313-2206 / [email protected]

DEREK HARVEY, Colonel, USA (Retired), worked on Capitol Hill as the Lead Investigator and Senior Advisor to the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, and in the White House National Security Council under President Donald J. Trump. Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer and decorated ARMY Colonel, including a Bronze Star and multiple Meritorious Service Medals, he transitioned into government service as a Senior Intelligence Executive. He has been an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland, Central Texas College, and a Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. As a Professor and Research Institute Director at the University of South Florida, he focused on supporting local governments with insights to help with smarter decision-making. Elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2022, he is a Member of the Morris Frock American Legion, and resides in Smithsburg with his wife, Beth, and their three children.

Board of County Commissioners

100 West Washington Street
Room 1101
Hagerstown, MD 21740

[email protected]

If you need to reach a Commissioner to discuss bond review or criminal charges, please contact the District Court Commissioner at 240-420-4600.

Telephone:  240-313-2200

FAX:  240-313-2201

The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

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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.

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