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Board of County Commissioners Appoints New Economic Development Commission Board Member

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (April 13, 2016) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Hatzer to the Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC).

Hatzer is the executive director of the Western Maryland Consortium, a quasi-government organization assisting people with training and job placement.

“Hatzer’s experience working as a nonprofit professional as well as her knowledge developing educational programs makes her a valuable member of the team as we address workforce development
 issues in the county,” said 
Kassie Lewis, director of Department of Business Development. 

Previously, Hatzer served as director of Operations and Governance for the Society of Neuroscience. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington where she developed new educational programs.

To ensure adequate representation of industries found within Washington County, the Department of Business Development has created a skills matrix. This matrix outlines current board member’s industry expertise and ensures the needs of the business community are met. Hatzer’s appointment will give voice to the workforce development community.

Hatzer will fulfill an unexpired term through June 30, 2016. Upon fulfilling the unexpired term, she will be eligible for two, three year terms.

For more information about County boards, visit the Boards and Commissions page at

To become a member of a County board, complete the electronic form of interest to serve and send to County Clerk, Vicki Lumm at

For additional details on the information included here, contact Public Relations and Community Affairs at or 240-313-2380.


About the Washington County Economic Development Commission

The Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a volunteer advisory board comprised of representatives from public, private and nonprofit organizations in Washington County, Maryland. Offering insights on behalf of the Washington County business community, board member representatives make recommendations to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners aimed at addressing the needs of the business community in order to promote business-friendly practices and streamlined business development services. Visit for more information.

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