TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and several other elected officials were sworn in on Monday as a new term begins in local government.
Hundreds of guests, elected officials, Baltimore County employees and members of the public celebrated the inauguration of Baltimore County officials in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
“I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue serving as your County Executive. Together, we have provided historic investments in public education, created a more transparent, accessible and engaged government, and holistically invested in public safety while instilling principles equity and sustainability into our county, built the most diverse administration in history; and fundamentally changed the relationship between our government and the people it serves,” Olszewski said. “It is with remarkable pride in all we’ve already achieved and an unrelenting optimism in our vision for the future that we now continue our work to reimagine what is possible in Baltimore County.”
The inaugural ceremonies took place at Goucher College with Administrative Judge Ruth Jakubowski administering the oath of office to Clerk of the Court Julie Ensor, who administered oaths of office to other officials, including Judges of the Orphans Court William Evans, Juliet Fisher, and Arthur Frank; Sheriff R. Jay Fisher; Register of Wills Alexis Burrell-Rohde; members of the Board of Education Maggie Litz Domanowski, Robin Harvey, Julie C. Henn, Jane E. Lichter, Rod McMillion, Christina Pumphrey, Brenda Hatcher-Savoy.
Two new members of the Baltimore County Council, Pat Young and Michael P. Ertel today took the oath of office along with five incumbents. The County Council members sworn in today include:
- First District Councilman Pat Young
- Second District Councilman Izzy Patoka
- Third District Councilman A. Wade Kach
- Fourth District Councilman Julian Jones, Jr.
- Fifth District Councilman David Marks
- Sixth District Councilwoman Michael P. Ertel
- Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell
The full text of County Executive Olszewski’s second inaugural remarks, as prepared for delivery, are available online here.