County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff is pleased to announce the hiring of Martin Proulx as Agriculture Business Development manager. Proulx will begin his employment with Charles County Government on Monday, Sept. 18.
As Agriculture Business Development manager, Proulx will be responsible for developing, implementing, and administering programs and initiatives to promote, enhance, and market the county’s agricultural industries. Proulx will serve as the primary contact for promoting all aspects of the county’s agricultural industry, collaborate with key industry stakeholders, and oversee initiatives that support local agriculture businesses.
“We’re excited to bring Martin on board to the Economic Development Department as our first Agriculture Business Development manager,” said Economic Development Department Director Darréll Brown. “Martin’s experience in agriculture and community sustainability will be a valuable asset to our team as we continue our work to support the agriculture industry in Charles County.”
Proulx brings to the Economic Development Department years of experience in local agriculture and community sustainability. Prior to joining the department, Proulx spent three seasons managing the Howard County Global Farmers Market, where he orchestrated, promoted, and grew several producer-only markets with an emphasis on connecting residents to local farms and educating the public. In addition to his role at the Farmers Market, Proulx also served as assistant manager of the Roving Radish, a Howard County-sponsored meal delivery program, which aims to make fresh food and healthy meals accessible to county residents.
Proulx holds a master’s degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Frostburg State University.
About Charles County
Hailed as one of CNNMoney’s “Best Places to Live,” Charles County is a growing business hub that is well positioned for investment, growth, and development. Strategically located in the Washington DC metro area, the county is a prime location for businesses that are looking to locate or relocate, offering companies access to a large, talented workforce; affordable, flexible, and attractive real estate options; strategic access via a multi-modal transportation network; and excellent education options. For more information visit www.MeetCharlesCounty.com.
About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.