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Program Description

  CAO - Supervision & Management of Executive Branch Departments

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) oversees the operations and services of all departments and offices of the Executive Branch. The CAO also advises the County Executive on all administrative and government operations/service-related matters and coordinates final review and decision-making on policies, programs, service delivery, budgets, legislation, regulations, and related matters. The CAO uses the following to carry out responsibilities: 1) The Constituent Services section coordinates responses to correspondence and electronic mail from our residents and identifies community/residents' concerns that require special attention/response; 2) The Innovation Program provides space and support for workers to collaborate cross-departmentally as they improve processes, reduce costs and errors, and improve constituent service; 3) The Business Center Team administers programs to support the growth and expansion of businesses in the County and serves as the business community's point of entry into the County government, providing direct services such as training and technical assistance through Business Connect, assistance with County processes and procedures, and economic development project incentives. The Business Center Team also manages the County's incubator network system and coordinates the implementation of the White Oak and White Flint Master Plans; and 4) The Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission (CJCC) seeks to enhance cooperation among the agencies involved in the criminal justice system in Montgomery County and to ensure that they address the issues facing the system.

Program Contacts

Contact Taleah Parker of the Office of the County Executive at 240.777.2516 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2800 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved329264019.28
Shift: Fiscal and Policy Analyst Position from NDA - Incubator Programs to CEX1881021.00
Technical Adj: Lapse FY23 Mid-Year Position - Deputy Director for Special Projects-1836511.00
Shift: Manager II Position from CEX to Community Engagement Cluster-199596-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2408830.00
FY25 Recommended333837820.28