Katherine Hager takes oath as Clerk of the Court
CENTREVILLE — Katherine Hager became the 30th Clerk of the Court in the history of Queen Anne’s County Monday, Dec. 3, inside the historic Queen Anne’s County Court House. That fact was announced by presiding Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ross, just prior to his administering Hager with her oath of office.
The investiture ceremony began with outgoing Clerk of the Court Scott Macglashan thanking those who attended for coming and then asked for a moment of silence for former President George Herbert Walker Bush.
Macglashan said, “Today, you and I will witness the passing of the torch … but more importantly, I want to thank you, my fellow citizens, in selecting Katherine Hager as our next Clerk of the Court. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.”
Queen Anne’s County Assistant States Attorney Michael Cuches presented a resumé of Hager’s career. Here are just a few of her qualifications: She graduated from Lynchburg College with a BA in Sociology; graduated from the Institute for Court Management Program and received the title of “Certified Court Executive and Cour t Manager” from the National Center for State Courts located in Williamsburg, VA. In 2011, she earned the Judicial Administration Certificate, after completing a five-year program from Michigan State University.
She is thoroughly trained in court leadership, case flow management, information and technology, community communication, vision and strategic planning, Cuches said.
Hager brings 27 years of experience in the Clerk’s Office with 15 years of experience in leadership serving as Chief Deputy Clerk.
During her college years, she worked three summers,
1993-1995, for the Baltimore County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Her senior year in college, she worked part-time in the Bedford County Circuit Court in Virginia. In late 1996, she received her first full-time position working for the Circuit Court of Howard County. There, she was appointed Chief Deputy Clerk of Court for Howard County. In April,
2006, she was appointed as Chief Deputy of the Circuit Court from Queen Anne’s County under the administration of Clerk Scott Macglashan. Her entire professional career has been with the courts. Hager doesn’t hesitate to tell people, “This is my passion, serving here!”
Hager’s investiture ceremony was attended not only by friends and associates from the QA Circuit Court Office, but also the closest members of her family, husband Kenny Hager, their son Seth Hager, her mother Sandy Beane, sister Mary Beth, and niece Morgan.
Following the ceremony, those who attended were invited for light refreshments across the street at to see the new Clerk of the Court offices inside the new court house not yet officially opened.
Hager is a member of Centreville United Methodist Church and has served as superintendent of Sunday school there. She plays hand bells in the church’s hand bell choir, she is a member of the Centreville Rotary Club and a member of the Chesapeake Republican Women’s Club. She is a Character Counts coach in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. She resides with her family in Centreville.
Newly elected Queen Anne’s County Clerk of the Circuit Court Katherine Hager, left, receives her oath of office from Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ross while Katherine’s husband, Kenny Hager looks on. The investiture ceremony was held Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, inside the historic court house in Centreville. Seated behind Katherine, her mother, Sandy Beane, and Carolyn Macghashan, who served as Katherine’s campaign treasurer.