Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was elected president of the Maryland Association of Counties on Thursday.
Kamenetz, a Democrat, was elected during the association's winter conference in Cambridge.
The Maryland Association of Counties president typically serves as a spokesperson for issues affecting county government and often testifies on behalf of county leaders during the Maryland General Assembly session.
Kamenetz said in a statement that he'll focus on budgeting, education, land use and transportation.
Kamenetz served as the association's second vice president in 2016 and has been a member since 1994, when he was first elected to the Baltimore County Council.