Commissioners Bios

JEFFREY A. “JEFF” CLINE, President, a third-term County Commissioner, serves as President of the Board of County Commissioners and is a Williamsport, Maryland, resident.  Jeff is a graduate of Williamsport High School and Hagerstown Community College.  Mr. 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.  Mr. Cline served on the Williamsport Town Council from 2005 to 2009. He is also a graduate of Leadership Washington County Class 26.

 

TERRY L. BAKER, Vice-President, a fourth-term County Commissioner, was first elected in 2006, and serves as Vice-President of the Board of County Commissioners.  Terry is a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School, a 1975 graduate of Hagerstown Community College and a 1978 graduate of Auburn University, with a bachelor’s degree in Education.  Mr. Baker retired in 2015 from the position of Washington County Students Trades Coordinator for the Washington County Technical High School after being an educator for 34 years.  Prior to being elected a County Commissioner he served from 2002 to 2004 as a member of the Council for the municipality of Clear Spring, Maryland, and as Assistant Mayor for such municipality from 2004 to 2006.

 

WAYNE K. KEEFER, Commissioner, a second-term County Commissioner, was first appointed to a vacancy by Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan in 2016, and was subsequently elected to a full, four-year term in 2018. Wayne is a lifelong resident of Hancock, and a 2004 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School. Mr. Keefer holds an A.S. degree in Management from Hagerstown Community College, and a B.S. degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Frostburg State University. He has over a decade of experience as a commercial banker, and currently works as a business instructor with Frostburg State University and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

 

CORT F. MEINELSCHMIDT, Commissioner, a first-term County Commissioner, was born and raised in Washington County. Cort served in the Navy as a Rescue Swimmer for nearly 7 years. On Sept 30th, 2003, the Department of the Navy conferred upon Cort, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, for “the superior performance of his duties”, and “more notably, 15 lives saved.” Cort has worked in the financial services business since 2004 and is currently the CEO of Sentinel Capital Solutions, where he is active in the day-to-day research and trading of Sentinel’s investment portfolios. Mr. Meinelschmidt is very active in the community serving on non-profit boards and as a coach to Washington County Special Olympics Swim Team.

 

RANDALL E. “RANDY” WAGNER, Commissioner, a first-term County Commissioner, was born and raised in Washington County. Randy graduated from North Hagerstown High School and is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, where he served for 4 years. Mr. 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 for 8 years. He has served the local community as a realtor for the past 16 years and is a licensed private pilot. Mr. Wagner has served on the Animal Control Board of Washington County for the past 8 years held the position of Vice-Chair before submitting his resignation since being sworn into office as Commissioner. He is a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church and is married with 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.