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Allegany County Commissioners Name Butler as County AdministratorCumberland, MD - November 30, 2017 - The Allegany County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday evening to select Brandon S. Butler to replace David A. Eberly as County Administrator. Butler currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning at Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation."I am thrilled to be joining county government at this pivotal time," Butler said. "As funding shrinks and responsibilities grow, county government's main goal should be to foster economic andworkforce development for the people and companies that call Allegany their home. I am excited to join the team in finding solutions for Allegany" added Butler.At the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Butler led efforts to craft Maryland's State Workforce Plan. This combined the workforce programs from three separate Stateagencies into one strategic plan for the first time in the State's history. Butler also oversees the communications and policy offices within the Division, as well as the EARN Maryland program, anationally recognized workforce program.In addition, Butler is part of the team implementing the Department's registered and youth apprenticeship initiatives. He also focuses on managing the day-today operations of the State'sworkforce system, a $110 million enterprise comprising of approximately 450 staff members. Nationally, Butler has provided technical assistance to other states on implementing changes totheir workforce systems, been a frequent panelist at numerous national conferences, was named as a co-chair of a policy committee convened by the Aspen Institute for Two Generation service delivery,and sits on Governor Hogan's Two Gen Commission.Butler earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland State Bar. He double majored at Frostburg State University and earned a BS in Political Science and Law and Society. Butler is also a recent Leadership Maryland graduate.Born and raised in Western Maryland, Butler also served the people of Allegany County for seven years as legislative aide to Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel and chief of staff to the entire District1 Delegation."Mr. Butler brings professionalism, dedication, new ideas, and the ability to get things done. I look forward to working with him to continue to improve Allegany County," said Jacob C. Shade,President of the Board of County Commissioners.Commissioner Creade V. Brodie, Jr. stated: "I very much look forward to working with Brandon. He will help and be a big part of moving Allegany County forward to meet the challenges of the coming years."Commissioner William R. Valentine stated that this is the perfect time for Allegany County to acquire the talents of Mr. Butler. "Brandon brings the expertise to us needed to advance ourworkforce development efforts. I have known, and worked with Brandon for several years and can assure all, that he is a fantastic addition to our County team."Butler will continue in his role with the State of Maryland until March 1, 2018. He currently lives in Catonsville, Maryland with his wife and two children.