How to Address a County Executive
#1) In some jurisdictions the county executive is elected in a general election by the citizens. This official is addressed as:
———–The Honorable (Full Name)
#2) In other jurisdictions, an official with the same title might be appointed/hired by the county board/county council. Appointed county officials are not the Honorable (Full name). They are simply:
———–Mr./Ms. (Full Name)
So – you will have to find out how your particular county executive got into office!
Use the same formula (without the street address. of course) in a formal introduction: (Honorific) (Name) + (Office Held)
In conversation, an informal one-on-one introduction, and a salutation both elected and appointed county executives are addressed as Mr./Ms./Dr./etc. (Surname) – use whatever honorific to which they are normally entitled. County Executive is not formally used as an honorific in front of a name in writing. Although someone might say (oral reference), “County Executive (Surname) will be here in five minutes” – that’s not a form of address. It is referring to an official in the third person so the listener understands the situation who and what.
— Robert Hickey How to Address a County Executive How to Address a County Executive