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Westminster welcomes new city administrator Barbara Matthews

Westminster welcomes new city administrator Barbara Matthews

Jan. 4, 2017 by Jon Kelvey

Westminster has a new city administrator in Barbara Matthews, a local-government professional with 30 years of experience in cities from Missouri to Maryland, most recently a 3 1/2-year stint as the city manager of Rockville. Wednesday was her second day in Westminster's administrative offices at 56 W. Main St.

"Right now, I think my focus is just getting to know the staff, getting to know the community," Matthews said. "Over the next two weeks, I will be spending some time with each of the department directors, learning about what they do, going out into the community, seeing some of the facilities and seeing some of the projects that we have going on."

Rockville aside, Matthews has spent most of her career managing city governments about the size of Westminster and said she enjoys communities that are both historic and continue to evolve and change with the times.

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