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Brandon S. Butler, Esq., by unanimous vote, was selected by the Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County to become County Administrator effective March 1, 2018.
Butler came to Allegany County Government from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) in Baltimore. He held the leadership position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning.
At the DLLR Butler led efforts to craft Maryland’s State Workforce Plan. This visionary effort combined the workforce programs from three separate state agencies into one strategic plan for the first time in the State’s history. He also oversaw the EARN Maryland program, a nationally recognized workforce program, and the communications and policy offices within the Division. In addition, Butler was part of the team implementing the DLLR’s registered and youth apprenticeship initiatives. He focused on managing the day-to-day operations of the State’s workforce system, a $100 million enterprise with approximately 450 staff members.
Butler shares his experience and expertise in workforce systems with other states and is a frequent panelist and speaker at national conferences.
Born and raised in Western Maryland, Butler served the people of Allegany County by working in the Maryland General Assembly for seven years as legislative aide to Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel and chief of staff to the entire District 1 Delegation.
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, Frostburg, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Law and Society. Butler is a Leadership Maryland graduate and is enrolled in the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance associated with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
In the community, Butler is a member of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and the PACE Committee.
Butler resides in Frostburg with his wife, Lindsay, and their children, Grayson and Scarlett.