Focus on Community/Arts
Former QAC Administrator is Commencement Speaker
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
WYE MILLS Paul Comfort, former county administrator of Queen Anne´s County, will speak at Chesapeake College´s 2007 Commencement on Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in the Rufus M. and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center.
Comfort, a 1985 Chesapeake College graduate, recently completed four years of service as county administrator in Queen Anne´s County. In this position, Mr. Comfort oversaw an operating budget in excess of $85 million, managing 12 departments with over 500 employees. Recently hired as county administrator for Charles County in Southern Maryland, Mr. Comfort currently serves as president of the Maryland County Administrative Officers Association.
Prior to his service as a county administrator, Mr. Comfort spent 16 years in the field of mass transit. After serving as transportation coordinator for Queen Anne´s County Department of Aging, he accepted a position as Eastern United States marketing manager for Laidlaw Transit Services. He later served as vice president for national contracts and general manager for Yellow Transportation (Transit and Executive Services), and accepted the position as county administrator for Queen Anne´s County in 2003.
Mr. Comfort has been extensively involved in community activities and local politics. He currently serves on the Maryland Economic Development Association and is a past president of the Transportation Association of Maryland. He was a gubernatorial appointment to the Board of Directors for the Maryland Environmental Service and was a member of both the Queen Anne´s County Democratic State Central Committee and the Queen Anne´s County Planning & Zoning Citizens Advisory Board. Mr. Comfort also served as a Character Counts Coach at Centreville Middle School.
After graduating from Chesapeake, Mr. Comfort went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.
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