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Commissioners Announce New County Attorney

The Worcester County Commissioners named Maureen Lanigan Howarth as the new County Attorney. Howarth graduated cum laude from James Madison University, with a Business Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2004. She graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a law degree in 2007, after which she served as a law clerk for Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Donald C. Davis.

Howarth will step into her new role with Worcester County Government (WCG) on November 9, 2015. She brings eight years of legal experience in county government to WCG. She served as an assistant county attorney for Wicomico County Government from 2008 to 2012 when she took over as deputy county attorney.

Worcester County Economic Development Director Resigns Post

Former Worcester County Economic Development Director Bill Badger resigned his post with Worcester County Government (WCG) Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The Commissioners accepted Badger’s resignation and thanked him for his years of service to WCG. The Commissioners wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.

WCG will advertise to fill the position of Economic Development director in the near future. 

Join Start-Up Maryland Entrepreneur Pitch Bus in Pocomoke

Area business owners and would-be entrepreneurs are cordially invited to join the Start-Up Maryland Entrepreneur Pitch Bus for its visit to Hardwire, LLC in Pocomoke City on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. 

Youth field hockey clinic offered in Berlin this fall

A Youth Field Hockey Clinic at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex in Berlin this fall is open to participants in grades k-8. The clinic will run on Tuesdays, September 15 through October 20, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the clinic is to introduce the sport of field hockey in a non-competitive environment to area youth. Participants will learn basic skills and fundamentals through station drills and exercises. Children will learn to apply their skills to field hockey activities and modified games.

Delmarva Power Supports 2015 Coastal Cleanup

OCEAN CITY, Md.  – Delmarva Power will partner with environmental, governmental and business organizations throughout the region to support the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup this year. The effort aims to remove trash from beaches and riverbanks in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.

Men's Basketball League Returns for Fall Season

Men’s basketball returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) this fall, and registration is now open. Teams are invited to compete in this fast-paced league. Scores and standing will be kept, and the league will culminate with a playoff tournament that will determine the league champion.

Games will be played Thursdays, September 10 through November 19, from 7 - 10 p.m. at the WCRC, just off U.S. Rt. 113 in Snow Hill. The League is open to participants ages 18 and older.

Renters' Tax Credit Deadline Approaching

The Maryland Renter's Tax Credit program's deadline to apply is less than two weeks away. Qualified renters can receive up to $750 in tax credits.

In order to qualify for the program, renters must be:

Worcester County General Health Fair

Come out and visit with Local Health Professionals, along with other Health Vendors that will provide great knowledge related to your vision, balance, assistant living, home health, gaining more independence and living a healthy lifestyle. 

Many of the vendors will include:

Sign Up to Step on the Gridiron at Worcester County Recreation and Parks Flag Football Camp

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) is offering a week-long Flag Football Camp for youth entering grades 1st through 8th. The Camp will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill beginning Monday, July 27, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at a cost of  $75 per participant. Whether you have stepped out on the gridiron before or this is your first time throwing the pig skin, this camp has something to offer everyone. Learn game fundamentals along with skill development, technique drills, and with game strategy in daily game.

Commissioners Welcome new Human Resources Director

The Worcester County Commissioners named Stacey Norton, PHR, and CPM as the new Human Resources Director. Norton earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Auburn University in Alabama.

Prior to stepping into her new role with Worcester County Government (WCG) on July 6, 2015, she served as the Complex Human Resources Manager for Perdue Foods, LLC in Milford, Delaware. She brings 16 years of generalist and specialist experience in Human Resources and six years of IT experience to WCG.