Montgomery County Ethics Commissioner Bruce Romer died Saturday after a brief illness. Romer had served as ethics commissioner since April 2018, after 12 years in the Montgomery County Chief Administrative Office. Prior to that, he was City Manager in Rockville for six years. Romer also worked at WAMU 88.5 Radio.
‘The passing of Bruce Romer is a heavy loss for Montgomery County and all who knew him,” wrote Congressman Jamie Raskin on Twitter. “Bruce had a masterful understanding of government and as CAO used his knowledge to make our county run fairly and effectively. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
[1/2] Everyone who knew Bruce Romer in the County Executive's office is saddened by his death over the weekend. Bruce served on the Montgomery County Ethics Commission since 2018 after retiring as Montgomery County's Chief Administrative Office, a job he held for 12 years. pic.twitter.com/yJCjJ5bjSV
— County Exec Marc Elrich (@MontCoExec) June 12, 2023
Saddened to learn of the loss of long time Public Servant Leader and County Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Romer. Bruce led with great compassion, humility and vision. He contributed significantly to the common good. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.
— Councilmember Gabe Albornoz (@albornoz_gabe) June 13, 2023
Romer, 78, was born in Detroit and lived in Montgomery County for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and six grandchildren.