Commissioners Name Candace Savage New Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Candace Savage

Snow Hill, Maryland – (October 27, 2022): The Worcester County Commissioners appointed former Budget Officer Candace Savage to serve as the new deputy chief administrative officer (DCAO).

“Candace is the first woman to be appointed to this key leadership position, and there is no one more qualified to step into this role,” Chief Administrative Officer Weston Young said. “She brings the experience, dedication, and administrative foresight that we can depend on.”

Savage, who brings 18 years of planning and accounting experience to this position, joined Worcester County Administration as the budget officer in May 2021. As part of the financial management team that develops the multi-year fiscal plans to assist with annual budget forecasting, her decisions and responsibilities play a key role in the prudent, fiscal performance that has secured Worcester County Government’s solid financial standing and led to the county obtaining clean opinions from TGM Group, LLC during the annual audit, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, and credit ratings of AA for Fitch, AA+ for Standard and Poor’s, and Aa2 for Moody’s Investor Services.

“I am excited to continue working for the Worcester County Commissioners and citizens of my home county,” Savage said. “I look forward to utilizing my integrity, education, and experience in both the private sector and government to add depth to the administration team.”

She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and a minor in Accounting from Salisbury University in 2005. She later earned professional certification as a Certified Government Financial Manager through the Association of Government Accountants in 2019.

Prior to joining Worcester County Government (WCG), she owned and operated Titanium, Inc. in Ocean City from 2006 to 2016 and served as an agency budget specialist with the Wicomico County Health Department from 2017 to 2021.

The DCAO is a critical member of county administration and management, overseeing independent and broadly-defined missions and special projects and acts on behalf of the CAO in his absence as directed.

Savage, who resides in Worcester County with her husband and two sons, passes the torch of leadership to former Senior Budget Accountant and incoming Budget Officer Kim Reynolds.

 For additional information, contact Public Information Officer Kim Moses at (410) 632-1194.