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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June 4, 2019, the Commissioners join with Jamie Manning, Department of Social Services (DSS) Assistant Director of Services, and other DSS and Commission on Aging (COA) professionals to recognize June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month, to recognize that each year elder abuse robs nearly 2.1 million senior citizens of their sense of dignity and self worth, and to urge the public to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, financial exploitation, or healthcare fraud, and to advocate to prevent or end abuse.

Nominations being accepted for 2019 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards

Volunteers make Worcester County a better place to live, work and visit. To honor volunteers whose contributions help improve the quality of life here locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses for the 2019 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards. The nomination period will open May 24, 2019, and all nominations must be submitted by June 24. A recognition ceremony for all nominees will take place August 21. 

Worcester County Emergency Services updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Mitigation plans identify potential hazards and vulnerabilities, set goals, and establish specific mitigation actions to reduce risk of hazards to people, buildings, infrastructure, and the environment. Local mitigation plans are required under Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), as enacted under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 in order to be eligible for federal hazard mitigation grants.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, May 27

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day holiday. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will also be closed. 

The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, May 28. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Worcester County Government to Host Job Fair May 16

Snow Hill, Maryland - Worcester County Government (WCG) invites those seeking rewarding career opportunities to attend the WCG Job Fair on May 16, 2019 from 12-3 p.m. 

The job fair is being hosted in the Human Resources Office in Room 1301, located on the 3rd floor of the Worcester County Government Center in Snow Hill. 
For a complete list of WCG job opportunities, visit www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/hr/jobs. For more information, contact Human Resources Specialist Ann Hankins at 410-632-0090.

 

May is National Foster Care Month

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2019), The County Commissioners join with Department of Social Services (DSS) representatives and 2019 Foster Parents of the Year Terry and Alison Tinker on the steps of the Worcester County Government Center.

Children’s Mental Health Matters Week in Worcester County

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2019), the Commissioners stand on the front steps of the Worcester County Government Center with area health care professionals, after presenting them with a proclamation recognizing May 5-11, 2019 as Children’s Mental Health Matters Week in Worcester County and inviting the public to show their support by wearing green on Thursday, May 9, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Worcester joins with tourism professionals to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2019) – The Worcester County Commissioners join with tourism professionals from across the county to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 – 11. Those pictured include Denise Sawyer (front row, from left), Melanie Pursel, Lisa Challenger, Karah Lacey, and Jordy Figgs Kuczak; and Commissioner Diana Purnell (second row, from left), Kerrie Bunting, Ivy Wells, and Liz Walk; and Commissioners Ted Elder (third row, from left), Chip Bertino, and Jim Bunting; and Commissioner

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2019) – The Worcester County Commissioners join with tourism professionals from across the county to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 – 11. Those pictured include Denise Sawyer (front row, from left), Melanie Pursel, Lisa Challenger, Karah Lacey, and Jordy Figgs Kuczak; and Commissioner Diana Purnell (second row, from left), Kerrie Bunting, Ivy Wells, and Liz Walk; and Commissioners Ted Elder (third row, from left), Chip Bertino, and Jim Bunting; and Commissioners Josh Nordstrom (fourth row, from left), Bud Church, and Joe Mitrecic.

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