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News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

Streamlined services provide more efficient services to citizens

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – July 1, 2020 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces a minor reorganization plan designed to improve overall government operations and services to the public. The plan does not call for staff reductions. Changes in the county’s organizational structure take effect July 1, 2020.

To better meet the needs of the citizens, changes in the General Services and Public Works departments are planned. The reorganization is a response to guidance established by the BOCC to ensure the effective and efficient use of county resources by determining alternative approaches to the way government is run.

As part of the reorganization, two actions will occur. First, the departmental reporting structure will be realigned, and all departments will report to Calvert County Administrator Julian M. Willis. Second, two departments will merge: the Department of General Services and Department of Public Works will be encompassed under the Department of Public Works.

Moving to the Department of Public Works are:

·         General Services

o   Division of Buildings and Grounds

o   Mosquito Control

o   Mailroom Services

o   Capital Improvement Projects (facilities related)

“These changes set the foundation for a more effective response to the public,” said BOCC President Kelly McConkey. “More efficient management of operations will provide improved services and also draws against existing talents and skills in the organization. The minor reorganization provides operational and cost efficiencies; its implementation will have long-term benefits to our community.”

“The restructure establishes two new deputy director positions, at no additional cost in the fiscal year 2021 budget under the Department of Public Works,” said County Administrator Julian M. Willis. “The new structure is an important step to streamline internal processes and will better align services, share county resources more efficiently and effectively, and improve operations, while at the same time, reducing costs.”

The governmental restructure will include initiatives to enhance employee training, government accountability and problem solving.