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Posted on: February 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] New Tone for County Government: County Executive Gardner Expresses Appreciation to County Employees

County Executive Jan Gardner

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today expressed her appreciation to Frederick County Government employees and announced initiatives to reinstate several personnel policies, recognize exemplary service and acknowledge the dedication of the employees.

Executive Gardner said, “I am very impressed by how much our employees care about the work they do and the pride they take in a job well done. I am proud of them and appreciate their hard work. Since I took my oath of office last December, I have made it a priority to take tours of county agencies and personally meet with many employees. As a result of our discussions, I am proposing changes to our personnel program that will set a new, more positive tone for county government overall. We want it to be known that we value our employees for the effective and efficient work they provide to our residents. Employees are part of the team and are the face of the county to the public. I pledged during the campaign last year that I would treat citizens and county employees with dignity and respect. These changes are a step in the right direction to accomplish those goals.”

Adding his support for the proposals is County Council President Bud Otis, who commented, “Our employees are our most important asset. They have demonstrated outstanding service to our citizens and deserve our respect and our appreciation. I believe that the best motivation for a workforce is for the leadership to show support and that they value their hard work. We have been making that message very clear in all our meetings with county divisions and will continue that attitude throughout our term in office.”

For additional information, please see the attached press release or watch the public information briefing at

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