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As a Harford County native with over 30 years in public service, I am honored to serve as your seventh county executive. From my early days with the Level Volunteer Fire Company throughout my terms in the local and state legislature, I have promoted fiscal responsibility and our county’s rural values.
As county executive, my administration is committed to creating opportunities that strengthen our families and communities, enhance economic vitality, and promote excellence in public safety and public education. Each day, our dedicated county employees work efficiently to serve our customers, the citizens of Harford County. Together, we are making government more like your smartphone – smaller, faster and with better customer service.
To keep you informed of our progress, I invite you to subscribe to my free e-newsletter, “FYI from Barry Glassman.” My administration has also developed online communication tools for convenient, 24/7 access to information. For more personal service, our Office of Governmental & Community Relations welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions, solve problems, and hear your comments. Learn more in the links on this page.
I said at my inauguration that we would not squander this chance to make a difference. On behalf of my entire administration, thank you again for the opportunity to be of service.
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The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Harford County in 2020 with two awards for innovative and effective county government programs. The county was honored with Achievement Awards for its Halloween costume workshop and the anti-drug Pledge Program for youth, presented in partnership with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
A corner of the parking lot at the Mary Risteau District Court building in Bel Air will be blooming with flowers in its new rain garden next spring! Harford County completed the construction of an environmentally-friendly rain garden in Bel Air.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman waived this year’s point-requirement for fire and EMS volunteers working toward their retirement benefits in the county’s Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP.
AAA-rated Harford County held its annual bond sale Tuesday, borrowing funds at the lowest interest rates in county history to pay for capital improvement projects.
Harford County Transit LINK bus system has been named the Outstanding Transit System for 2019 by the Transportation Association of Maryland. Harford Transit LINK was recognized in the areas of safety, operations, customer service, financial management, staff development, marketing, and community relations.
Harford County Earns 31st Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association.