Latest news & announcements

July 4th Celebrations Scheduled in Worcester County

There are several events scheduled across the county. See the list below for additional information.

June 29 - Snow Hill - Sturgis Park

Snow Hill's spectacular Fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July has been scheduled Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Sturgis Memorial Park. Fireworks are expected to begin at dusk, close to 9:15 pm. Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to see this great fireworks display over the Pocomoke River.

Worcester County Government offices closed July 4

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, Central Landfill, and Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019, for Independence Day.

The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation.

All WCG offices will resume standard hours of operation on Friday, July 5.

WCG staff wish one and all a safe and happy holiday.

For more information on WCG hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.

Worcester County to host Opportunity Zone Forum July 12

Investors, developers, business and community leaders, and the public are invited to join Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) for a forum to learn more about the benefits of investing and doing business in Opportunity Zones. The forum is free and will take place at the Worcester County Library in Berlin, Maryland on July 12, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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.