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Commissioners Name Trieu New Workforce Engagement Specialist

Snow Hill, Maryland – (April 12, 2021): The Commissioners named Jacqueline Trieu as the new workforce engagement specialist within Worcester County Economic Development (WCED).

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jackie to the Maryland’s Coast team as our new workforce engagement specialist,” Tourism and Economic Development Director Melanie Pursel said. “She brings an incredibly diverse background as well as amazing energy and enthusiasm. Being able to add workforce services to our wide array of resources for both residents and employers will truly set Worcester County apart.”

Worcester County Government offices to Reopen to Public on May3rd

Worcester County Government offices will reopen to the public this May

Snow Hill, MD – (April 9, 2021), Effective May 3, 2021, Worcester County Government (WCG) offices and facilities will fully reopen to the public. Enhanced health and safety protocols are already in place in all county facilities to maintain a safe environment and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All visitors will receive a health screening upon entry and be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

Worcester County Library Seeks Board Members to Represent Newark and Pocomoke

The Worcester County Library Board of Trustees is seeking two Worcester County residents to fill vacancies representing Newark and Pocomoke City, including areas beyond the town limits.  The Library Board is composed of seven members who reside in the various communities and towns in the county. Candidates should be passionate about the important role the Worcester County Library plays in our community.

Worcester County Government Offices & Recreation Center closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices and the Recreation Center in Snow Hill will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of the Good Friday holiday, and will resume standard hours of operation Monday, April 5.

The Central Landfill in Newark will be closed Friday, April 2, but will be open Saturday, April 3. The Central Landfill is closed on Sundays.

The holiday hours for the Homeowner Convenience Centers in Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill are as follows: Friday, April 2 – closed; Saturday, April 3 – open; and Sunday, April 4 – closed.

Run Jump Throw event with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

            Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) invites youth to register for Run Jump Throw (RJT). This event is free and will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

            USA Track and Field and WCRP have teamed up to create RJT, a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity.

Annual Tax Sale Scheduled


Worcester County will hold its annual Tax Sale for delinquent 2019 and prior real estate and/or water and sewer charges. The auction will begin on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. and close on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Website coming soon.


March is Women’s History Month

Photo: Snow Hill, Maryland (March 2, 2021) – The Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month to members of the Commission for Women (CFW), honoring the contributions of these and other exemplary women to the economic, cultural, and social well-being of Worcester County. Those pictured include Terri Shockley (front row, from left), Co-Chair Liz Mumford, and Kim List; and Commissioners Chip Bertino (second row, from left), Jim Bunting, Josh Nordstrom, Joe Mitrecic, Ted Elder, Bud Church, and Diana Purnell


Children ages 2-5 invited to join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for Story Time

Children ages 2-5 are invited to join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for Story Time, a one-day youth program, to take place on Friday, March 26, from 10 - 11 a.m. at the John Walter Smith Park pavilion. 

Registered participants will have a blast by connecting crafts and songs to the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. The cost to participate is $5 per child. 

Shamrock Slam Pickleball Tournament with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for the Shamrock Slam pickleball tournament this spring. This two-day tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 - 21, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

Saturday will be men’s and women’s doubles and Sunday will include mixed doubles. Doors will open and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Gameplay will start at 8:00 a.m. The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. The cost per person is $40, which includes a t-shirt.

Spring Youth Outdoor Soccer Program Starting Soon

Youth are invited to register for Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) Spring Youth Outdoor Soccer from March 28 - June 13, on Sundays at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill. Open to those ages 3 to grade 8, participants will be split into competing divisions. Divisions include those ages 3-4, grades K-1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, and grades 6-8.

Players will practice basic soccer skills and compete against teams from other local towns.