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Cecil County Executive -Dr. Alan McCarthyCounty Executive Alan McCarthy

County Administration Building
200 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 2100
Elkton, Maryland 21921

Office: 410-996-5203
Fax: 410-996-1014

Alan McCarthy was elected as Cecil County Executive in November 2016, having previously served as a Cecil County Councilman representing the First District, which includes Cecilton, Chesapeake City and Earleville. Dr. McCarthy was selected to serve as Vice President of the council in 2012 and reappointed in 2014.

Dr. McCarthy earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary medicine. Dr. McCarthy holds a current Veterinary license in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. His primary occupation was as an equine veterinarian for Winfield Farm and Woodstock Farm in Chesapeake City and several other horse farms in the area. During his career, he established and built five independent small animal practices in Maryland and Delaware with over sixty-five full time and part time employees. Additionally, he established an independent real estate company that sells and rents residential and commercial properties in Maryland and Delaware.

County Executive McCarthy serves or has served with the following organizations:

  • Clean Chesapeake Coalition - Ex officio member
  • Drug and Alcohol Council - Voting member
  • Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Voting member
  • Maryland Rural Development Council - Voting member
  • Upper Shore Regional Council - Voting member
  • Weed Control Committee- Member
  • Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Member
  • Cecil College Foundation, Fund Management, Chairman; Financial Committee, Co-Chair
  • Cecil College RFP for Banking Services, Voting member
  • Civil War Preservation Trust, Member
  • Lincoln Forum, Member
  • Mariner's Museum, Contributor
  • Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor, Board of Directors, Former member
  • Town Council of Chesapeake City, Former member
  • Cecil County SPCA , Board of Directors, Former member

Executive McCarthy's goals are to bring economic development, employment opportunities, and the placement of infrastructure in the growth corridor with balanced development that conserves the county's rich resources.