Rachel Souders appointed Director of Grant Management in Washington County


HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners has announced the appointment of Rachel Souders to Director of the Department of Grant Management. 

Rachel Souders began her journey with Washington County Government in May 2021 as a Senior Grant Manager. During her tenure, she has demonstrated outstanding commitment and expertise in grant management, contributing significantly to the County’s success in securing essential funding for various initiatives.

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Mount Saint Mary’s University, providing her with a strong foundation in understanding community needs and social dynamics. Prior to joining Washington County Government, she gained valuable experience as a Planner and Auditor at Fairchild Controls. Most recently, she served with distinction in Quality Improvement with the Maryland Department of Health. 

A Washington County native, Rachel Souders resides near Boonsboro with her husband, three children, and the family dog. Beyond her professional achievements, she is an active member of the Keedysville United Christian Fellowship Church, where she also serves on the Finance Committee. She further extends her leadership abilities as the President of the Greenbrier Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, contributing to the betterment of her local community and educational institutions. 

This promotion reflects Washington County Government’s commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent within its ranks. Rachel Souders’ deep roots in the county, combined with her professional expertise and community involvement, make her an exceptional choice for the role of Director of Grant Management. Please join us in congratulating Rachel Souders on her well-deserved promotion.  

“Rachel has consistently demonstrated her dedication and expertise during her time with Washington County” said Michelle Gordon, County Administrator. “Her promotion to Director of the Office of Grants Management is well-deserved, and I have confidence in her ability to lead and excel in this critical role. Rachel’s commitment to our community is an asset, and I believe that she will continue to make a positive impact on all of the community organizations that she works with while serving in this role.” 

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