Hager's shoes will be tough to fill

The Board of County Commissioners has a tall task ahead of it in replacing Phil Hager, who not only served as Carroll's chief of planning, but also as its legislative liaison to Annapolis. Hager is leaving Carroll County Government for a job with Anne Arundel County as its Planning and Zoning Officer. His last day in Carroll is July 28. Finding a single person with Hager's unique skill set to do those two jobs would be difficult, and one of the challenges of trying to balance the commissioners' fiscal conservatism with the need to put the right people in the right position to succeed. (Carr. Co. Times)

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