UPDATED: Wicomico County Council Reopens Application Process for County Executive

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UPDATED – 8/28/20 – The Wicomico County Council met Friday evening to discuss the County Executive issue after Dr. Rene Desmarais declined the appointment to fill the remainder of the term as County Executive. 

After about a half hour of sometimes heated discussion, the council opted to reopen the application process for additional candidates – with a deadline of September 14th to submit their applications.  The council will provide an update on any additional applications during their meeting on September 15th

State Delegate Carl Anderton and former Finance Director Michele Ennis were the candidates in the first round for the position of County Executive last week.  John Psota remains the Acting Executive

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Wicomico County Council has scheduled a special meeting for late Friday afternoon to discuss the search for a new County Executive.

Options moving forward may include reopening the search process, or deciding between two candidates who were interviewed last week, reports the Salisbury Independent.

Council’s choice of a new County Executive, Rene Desmarais, turned down the offer days later. Michele Ennis, a former Wicomico County finance director, and Maryland State Delegate Carl Anderton were the other two candidates who were interviewed last week.

Council’s meeting is tomorrow at 5:30.

Wicomico County Director of Administration John Psota has been serving as acting County Executive. Bob Culver, former County Executive, died in July after a battle with liver cancer