On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners hired former County Commissioner Paul Worley as the new Economic Development Director for Adams County. Worley will begin his duties on May 22nd.
Worley was born and raised in the town of Peebles. As a student, he was a leader and an athlete. Paul earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest honor in Boy Scouting. He was also captain of the Peebles Indians Varsity Basketball team and Senior Class President. Paul attended Bowling Green State University on a Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship. He graduated with a degree in History in 2004.
Prior to his election as commissioner in 2012, Worley was an officer in the active duty US Army, earning the rank of Captain. He served three tours of duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism – two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. As a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in 2005 he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for combat actions in the Sunni Triangle in southwest Baghdad. He was also awarded two Bronze Stars for meritorious service in Iraq. His other decorations and awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutists Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
“This is a great opportunity for the future of economic development in Adams County,” said Commissioner Moore. “Mr. Worley’s past experience as a county commissioner and his MBA from Xavier combined with his love of Adams County, he will make a great addition to the county.”
Worley replaces former Director Holly Johnson who resigned last week.
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