Wilbur Levengood, Jr.
Meet Commissioner LevengoodMr. Levengood was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2010 and was reelected in 2018. Mr. Levengood served as President of the Board in 2013 and 2016. He is also the Commissioners’ representative on the County Planning Commission, the County Safety Committee, the Board of Directors of Upper Shore Aging, the Regional Behavioral Health Advisory Board, the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee, and the Clean Chesapeake Coalition. Commissioner Levengood is a proud graduate of Shore Leadership and the University of Maryland’s Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Counties.
Mr. Levengood retired in July 2010 after more than thirty-five years of service to Caroline County government. He started working for the County when he was nineteen years old and became Shop Foreman and eventually Fleet Manager. As Fleet Manager, he was responsible for maintaining all County-owned vehicles, including road equipment, school buses, ambulances, and Sheriff’s Office cars. In 2001, Mr. Levengood was the Caroline County Employee of the Year.
Mr. Levengood is also a lifelong farmer. He started a partnership with his father in 1975, farming approximately 500 acres and managing 80 beef cows. While his farming operation has grown smaller over the years, he is still actively farming. Mr. Levengood is a member of the Caroline County Farm Bureau and served as its President for four years. Currently, he serves as the appointed representative to the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for the Farm Bureau at the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Protecting the environment and preserving the quiet, peaceful life of Caroline County is important to Mr. Levengood. He has been a member of the Choptank Tributary Team for over ten years. Mr. Levengood is a firm believer in recycling and owns a small business selling used farm equipment and parts.
Mr. Levengood is a Life Member of Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company. He has served as a line officer and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Levengood is an enthusiastic supporter of the volunteer fire service in Caroline County and presented on the topic of enhancing volunteer fire company recruitment at the 2013 Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference. Mr. Levengood also served on the School Improvement Team for North Caroline High School for six years.
Mr. Levengood was born in Dover, Delaware. Except for a brief three-year move to Newark Delaware, he has resided in Goldsboro his entire life. A 1973 graduate of North Caroline High School, he attended Chesapeake College. Mr. Levengood has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1976 and is father to a daughter, Hayley.
According to Mr. Levengood, “My goal is to serve the citizens of Caroline County in an economically responsible way that preserves our way of life and values while allowing for planned, responsible growth.”