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Salisbury Mayor deploying to Africa with Maryland National Guard

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Posted at 4:13 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:19:10-04

SALISBURY, Md. — Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will be switching gears in the coming weeks, as he prepares for a 10-month deployment to Africa as a member of the 110th Information Operations Battalion of the Maryland Army National Guard.

City Administrator Julia Glanz will take his place as acting Mayor until Day returns in May of 2021.

Day enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2009, and completed several training courses at Fort Benning, Georgia.

His battalion is part of a rotation of Information Operations planners who support the Combined Joint Task Force’s operations throughout 12 countries, including Somalia, Djibouti and others.

“We’ve known that the day could come when my team with the 110th IO Battalion would receive the order to deploy,” said Mayor Day. “I am honored to do my part to ensure that the citizens of this community and all Americans remain safe and free. No matter where the call may take me, I go with confidence in the leadership of City Administrator Glanz, as well as the capability of our other 434 City employees, and I know that our work will continue unhindered. The citizens of Salisbury can count on that.”

Glanz was appointed City Administrator in February 2017.