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County Administrator's Contract Renewed for Another Three Years

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The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to extend County Administrator Tracie Moored’s contract for an additional three years. Moored first began working in Kalamazoo County Government in 2008 and has served as County Administrator since 2016

“I want to thank the Board of Commissioners for their support and I look forward to continuing the important work of serving the residents of Kalamazoo County.” Moored said. “I’m proud to work along with the dedicated and passionate county employees who are committed to making Kalamazoo County extraordinary.”

Prior to serving as Administrator for the past four years, Moored was the County’s Administrative Services Director. For eight years, she addressed organizational issues and priorities. Utilizing visionary strategies, Moored affected change from the inside, which included streamlining operations and improving efficiencies.

Since taking over as Administrator, Moored has increased transparency in county government by soliciting direct feedback from residents on budget priorities and devising an online portal for residents to review county spending. She has worked to keep residents engaged and informed on what is happening in county government through a monthly newsletter and social media updates.

Last year, Moored spearheaded the completion of a new animal services facility — which replaced a more than 30-year-old building that was cramped and overcrowded. She is currently overseeing plans for the county’s new Downtown Justice Facility.

“With so many complex projects evolving in Kalamazoo County, leadership continuity is important,” stated Board Chair Julie Rogers. “I look forward to continuing to serve with Administrator Moored in Kalamazoo County Government.”

“Tracie Moored has been at the helm of Kalamazoo County’s extraordinary governance since first taking over as Administrator in late 2016 and hasn’t looked back,” said Board Vice-Chair Tracy Hall. “Moored has taken several tough projects head-on and her leadership has proven invaluable to the County Board, the County’s almost 1,000 employees, and the residents of Kalamazoo County.”

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020