Effective February 6, 2018, Buchanan will assume the role of Director recently vacated by Chief Operations Officer, Jim Hovis.
Buchanan started working for Washington County in 2009 in what was then known as the Economic Development Commission as a Fiscal Research Specialist. In January of 2013, she moved to OCGM as a Grant Manager and was promoted to Senior Grant Manager later that same year.
Prior to working for the County, Buchanan was in the banking industry and work for the Department of Social Services. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Hood College.