Commissioners Name Kim Reynolds New Budget Officer

Snow Hill, Maryland – (October 28, 2022): The Worcester County Commissioners appointed Kim Reynolds to serve as the new budget officer.

“Kim is deeply committed to serving the public and has been a tremendous asset to the county throughout her years of dedicated service,” Chief Administrative Officer Weston Young said. “Her knowledge, experience, and consistent, fiscally-conservative approach to budgeting make her the solid choice to head up the top tier of our financial leadership team.”

Reynolds, the former senior budget accountant, brings 22 years of experience in accounting and grants compliance to this position. She is a vital member 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 humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve as the new budget officer,” Reynolds said. “I look forward to gaining more experience serving the County Commissioners and the citizens of Worcester County.”

She joined Worcester County Government (WCG) in 2007 as a budget accountant and was promoted to senior budget accountant in 2018. Reynolds graduated from LaSalle University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She is a member of both the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the Maryland GFOA.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, she resides in Worcester County with her husband and sons. In her free time, Reynolds, who is an avid fitness enthusiast, enjoys yoga and spending time with her dogs. She takes over for Candace Savage who has been appointed to serve as the deputy chief administrative officer for WCG.

In her role as budget officer, Reynolds will help assure the accountability and effectiveness of WCG by providing efficient, innovative services, public policy analysis, and financial expertise in support of all departments, including preparing, appropriating, monitoring, analyzing the budget, and reviewing revenue projections and assessments. She will also assist in the development of investment strategies, and collaborate with the Treasurer’s Office to prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and any other financial documentation for the annual audit and bond financing.

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