Sherrie Johnson, a television news reporter, has been hired to service as public information officer for the county government, Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced Monday.
Johnson will serve as the primary contact for media inquiries and will become the main spokesperson for Harford County government, according to a news release announcing her appointment. Her first day with Harford County Government will be July 22.
According to the news release, Johnson will work with the county executive's governmental and community relations team "to enhance the county's outreach efforts to citizens, through both traditional media outlets and through the use of social media."
Johnson, 41, replaces Bob Thomas, the government's chief spokesman for the past six years, who last month transferred to a similar post with the Department of Emergency Services. Johnson's salary with the county will be $75,000 a year, Ben Lloyd, the county executive's deputy chief of staff, said.