From Harford County government:
County Executive Craig Offers a Thank You
Harford County Executive David R. Craig’s 10 years in office will be remembered with a book featuring the Craig Administration’s accomplishments. The book discusses his achievements and how the county is positioned for the future. The county executive also offers a message of thanks:
Over these nearly ten years, my administration has worked hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and to operate county government with efficiency, accountability, and integrity.
We have built and renovated numerous schools, expanded our parks & recreation facilities, permanently preserved thousands of acres of farmland, and improved public safety and emergency services; all while lowering tax rates and achieving the county’s first AAA bond rating with all three rating agencies.
I am proud of what we have achieved over the years, but the credit does not belong to me. It belongs to the hard-working and dedicated county employees who plow our roads when it snows, who answer the call when citizens dial 911, who maintain our ball fields and parks, and who greet you with a smiling face and a helpful attitude when you need assistance.
The credit belongs to all of the impressive professionals who have led one of the county’s departments and whose advice and counsel I have valued as members of my cabinet over my term.
It also belongs to the employees of the other agencies of this county – the teachers and administrators of our school system, our librarians and library support staff, the deputies, correctional officers, and staff of the Sheriff’s Office, and the legal professionals who work for the State’s Attorney’s Office or for the Circuit Court.
And lastly, the credit for our success belongs to the citizens who volunteer to safeguard and improve the lives of all of the county’s residents – the volunteer fire fighters and EMS technicians, the citizens who volunteer their time at a senior center or for a nonprofit organization like SARC, the Humane Society, or the Harford Center, and those who give their time as youth sports coaches, as PTA parents, or as members of a county advisory board or community council.
The credit for what has been achieved over the years belongs to all of them, and I thank them all from the bottom of my heart.
So, what do I hope people will say and remember about the Craig Administration? I hope that they remember that we were not afraid to lead, that we were not afraid to sometimes make unpopular decisions knowing there was a bigger picture involved, that we acted with great purpose, and that this county is better positioned for the future.
May God Bless each and every one of you, and may God Bless Harford County.
David R. Craig