Salisbury City Administrator to join Department of Housing and Community Development for the State of Maryland

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SALISBURY, Md. – City Administrator Julia Glanz has been appointed as an Assistant Secretary for the Department of Housing and Community Development for the State of Maryland, joining former Mayor and current Secretary Jake Day.

Glanz will resign as City Administrator, effective March 3rd.

Glanz was hired as Assistant City Administrator in April 2016 and became City Administrator in February 2017. Glanz then served as Acting Mayor from June 2020 through May 2021 while Day was deployed. She is a native New Yorker and moved to Salisbury in 2007 to study at Salisbury University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Political Science in 2011, before earning a Master’s Degree in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution in 2013.

Deputy City Administrator Andy Kitzrow will be named Acting City Administrator upon Glanz’s resignation. Former City Administrator Tom Stevenson will also rejoin the Administration in a temporary consulting role to provide support during the transition. Kitzrow has served as the Deputy City Administrator since 2017 and has worked in local government at the Administrative level for over a decade. He was raised in Salisbury and has a strong commitment to City staff, and is a highly dedicated leader within the organization.

“I arrived in Salisbury as a bright-eyed college freshman and this City quickly stole my heart. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Salisbury, to provide the strongest services possible, and to be a member of this team of 458 amazing individuals,” said Glanz. “I am so proud of everything that we accomplished together.”

Glanz told 47 ABC’s Rob Petree that she was excited to get the phone call from Jake Day asking her to join him in Annapolis.

“Secretary Day asked me, and it’s been a process, but it was an exciting offer, an exciting conversation to have with him and certainly incredibly flattering,” Glanz said. “We’ve worked together for a very long time, for eight years together, and have known each other beyond that, so it’s exciting to continue the good work together.”

Mayor Jack Health released the following statement on the announcement:

“Congratulations to Julia on what is a monumental achievement in her career. I consider Julia one of my dearest friends, and I will miss her dearly. I am positive that with Andy and Tom at the helm, we will only continue to grow in our service to the residents of Salisbury and to our staff. I’m confident in the work that this team will accomplish together in the coming weeks and months as we look towards the next chapter for the City of Salisbury.”

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