Calvert County General Services Director Wilson Freeland announced his plan to retire following 10 years of dedicated service as director of general services and 37 years of public service. Freeland’s retirement will take effect on Dec. 6, 2019.
“I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Wilson Freeland my entire 32-year career with Calvert County Government,” said County Administrator Terry Shannon. “Wilson has a calm, rational-thinking demeanor and a wealth of knowledge about the county’s facilities, properties and people. He will be greatly missed. I wish him the best in a long, happy, healthy retirement.”
Freeland’s leadership of the Department of General Services has led to major improvements to several county-owned facilities. Notably, he oversaw the completion of the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center; renovations to the Calvert Marine Museum, the Solomons boat ramp and Calvert County Circuit Courthouse; creation of the Child Advocacy Center facility; and the design and construction of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad facility. Freeland also oversaw the acquisition of several properties for future public use.
Freeland began his career with Calvert County Government in 1982 with mosquito control, where he quickly worked up to a supervisory position. He was promoted to buildings and grounds division chief in 2003 and promoted again to general services director in 2009.