Latest news & announcements

Commissioners Announce New Economic Development Deputy Director

The Worcester County Commissioners announce the promotion of Kathryn Gordon to the position of Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) deputy director. She will step into her new role with WCED on February 27, 2017.

"Kathryn's unique combination of business ownership experience and human resources education will serve WCED, as we prioritize the expansion of workforce development resources in our County," WCED Director Merry Mears said.  

Forest Stewardship Plan

Worcester County Commissioners have recently received a draft Forest Stewardship plan for the Illia Fehrer Nature Preserve located on Assateague Road just east of Berlin.  This plan will provide a roadmap for future activities to follow on the 437 acre property and in additional open the door for potential funding to implement activities via various Federal and/or State cost-share programs.

Maryland Stadium Authority Releases Worcester County Sports Complex Study

Contact: Michael Frenz, Executive Director, Maryland Stadium Authority,       (410) 333-1560
For release: February 7, 2017

The Maryland Stadium Authority has released an economic and market study to determine the feasibility of a multi-purpose sports complex in Worcester County. Originally intended to study the possibility of an arena/ice rink to accommodate a minor league hockey team, the request was expanded to consider an adjacent outdoor sports field complex to accommodate the region’s growing youth and amateur tournaments market.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, February 4

Saturday, February 4, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 



Zumba Gold offers exhilarating, low impact workout for active adults

Zumba Gold, an easy-to-follow, six week program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed, returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill this February.

Zumba Gold, open to those ages 45 and older, is an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating. Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active, older adults.

Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 14 through March 23, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. The cost is $20 per person.         

Colona Road Closed for Pipe Replacement

Worcester County Public Works has implemented a plan to replace a pipe on Colona Road between Hall Road and Wagram Road in Pocomoke.

Access to this road will remain closed and a detour will remain in place throughout the course of the project. Detours are as follows:

Business Owners invited to learn more about tax credits at Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Seminar

County partnership hosts first Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Seminar for Business Owners

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Pocomoke City, and the Towns of Berlin and Snow Hill, will host an Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Seminar on January 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Berlin Town Hall. 

Liberal Leave in Effect Tuesday, January 10

Worcester County Government’s Liberal Leave Policy is in effect for all non-essential Worcester County employees on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, due to inclement weather. Worcester County Government offices will be open during standard operating hours.

Library hours for January 9th

All Worcester County Library branches will be open Monday, January 9th from 11 am - 5 pm.