Transition process

Full Steam Ahead

  There wasn’t much time between the election and inauguration...less than a month. We moved forward with a plan; one that prepared Steuart’s administration to govern on December 3rd while allowing time to make thorough assessments of current programs and resources before making change. The transition occurred in two phases.

Phase I: Pre-Inauguration



Building the Team
Soliciting Community Input
Articulating the Vision

Steuart started to build his Transition Team with the announcement of Transition Team Co-Chairs and two key leadership positions. He and the Chief Administrative Officer met with agency and department heads to ensure that there was no lapse of service to citizens during the transition.

Transition Committees were structured to focus on communities; to ensure all communities are empowered, healthy, safe, educated, thriving, and sustainable.

The committee work commenced in December and they used community input to inform their recommendations. Whether you live here, work here, or both, your input is still critical.  Share your thoughts with us at

Phase II: Post-Inauguration



Assessing the System
Reviewing Recommendations
Completing the Budget

Phase two included a more in-depth review of the needs of the county and the services we provide. Each committee met multiple times over the course of 10 weeks and provided Steuart with a list of recommendations to help develop a final transition plan and report.  This report will be released in early March.

We are confident that committees will ensure all voices are heard and that no one issue will dominate the agenda.  They welcomed diverse viewpoints and provided a balanced set of recommendations.

The final report will be posted here and on the Anne Arundel County website.