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Judy C. Holmes, Administrative Officer to the County Council, retires after 42 years of County service

Annapolis (April 15, 2011) Judy C. Holmes, the Administrative Officer to the County Council, officially announced her retirement from County Government effective as of June 30, 2011.  Ms. Holmes has worked for the Legislative Branch of the County for 42 years and holds the record as the longest serving current fulltime employee in the County.  She has served as the Administrative Officer to the County Council for the last 29 years.

Richard “Dick” Ladd, Councilman for the 5th District and current Council Chairman, stated that the Council has reluctantly accepted Ms. Holmes resignation and holds great appreciation for her years of service to the County.  According to Ladd “Judy has been an integral part of County government for many, many years and the entire Council wishes her well in her retirement.  Her knowledge, expertise and wisdom will be sorely missed.”

The Council has appointed Elizabeth E. “Beth” Jones as Ms. Holmes’ successor, effective July 1, 2011.  Ms. Jones has a long record of service in the legislative branch of the federal, State and County governments, having worked on Capitol Hill and the Maryland House of Delegates, as well as 11 years of experience serving as a legislative assistant on the Anne Arundel County Council.  Her knowledge of the operation of the County Council, as well as her familiarity with varied other County departments and personnel, make her an excellent choice.

Ms. Jones is a life-long resident of Anne Arundel County.


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