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.