Two county staff members who work on economic development have announced they are leaving to pursue other opportunities.
Susan O’Neill and Jason Zang will soon be leaving the Office of Economic Development.
O’Neill is the Economic Development Manager for the county and Zang has served as Economic Development Coordinator.
O’Neill has been named as the new Executive Director of the Upper Shore Regional Council. She will leave county government December 1. The Upper Shore Regional Council works to encourage regional planning and development for Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties and to give federal state, county and local governments a regional forum to look at issues and opportunities. The organization also works to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs to improve the quality of life in the region. Cecil County Council President Joyce Bowlsbey serves as the Second Vice Chair of the Upper Shore Regional Council. Council members Bob Meffley and Jackie Gregory are also voting members of the Regional Council.
In addition to his work in county government, Zang is a real estate agent and a partner in the new Bayheads Brewing Company which is set to soon open in Chesapeake City.
Chris Moyer, Director of the county’s office, said O’Neill and Zang will be missed.
“It’s going to sting for quite awhile,” Moyer said. “They’ve been great members of the team.”
Moyer, who has been leading economic development efforts in the county for 11 months, said the knowledge of the county and local economy that O’Neill and Zang provided when he arrived in the county was very helpful.
The county will be advertising these job openings and Moyer said he looks forward to selecting qualified people to fill these two vacancies.