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Worcester County Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Thirteenth Consecutive Year

Snow Hill, Maryland (January 14, 2022) – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada awarded Worcester County Government (WCG) a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the thirteenth consecutive year. This prestigious award, which is valid for a period of only one year, is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

County Office Closed Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 18.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open Monday during standard hours of operation.

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

Worcester County Circuit Court

Friday, January 7, 2022 - Worcester County Circuit Court will be opening at 9:30. Court Staff to report at 9:30 and Court will start at 10:30. 

Kick Off This New Year Serving on a Worcester County Board or Commission

Snow Hill, Maryland (January 5, 2022): Worcester County Government (WCG) encourages those interested in becoming more involved in the community to volunteer on a Worcester County board or commission. Members are appointed by the County Commissioners to fill two types of vacancies: seats that represent each of the seven election districts, and open seats that may be filled by residents throughout Worcester County.

Current district seats are available on the following boards and commissions:

Worcester County Homeowner Convenience Centers Closed Jan. 4 Due to Inclement Weather

Snow Hill, Maryland – In anticipation of unsafe conditions due to inclement weather, the Worcester County Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

HOCCs, which are located in Berlin, Pocomoke, Snow Hill, and the Central Landfill, are closed each Wednesday. HOCC standard operating hours will resume Thursday, Jan. 6.

For more information about HOCC operations, visit https://www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/publicworks/waste.

Government Offices Closed

Public Service Announcement (Jan. 3) – Due to inclement weather, Worcester County Government Offices closed January 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

Public Service Announcement (Jan. 4) – January 4, 2022, Worcester County Government’s Liberal Leave Policy will be in effect for all non-essential Worcester County employees. Worcester County Government offices will be open during standard operating hours.

Worcester County offers Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County Public Works will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through January 15, 2022. Area residents can drop off Christmas trees at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost.

Businesses and organizations that sold trees will not be permitted to drop off trees at the convenience centers, but may take them to the Central Landfill where applicable tipping fees will be assessed.

Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

The following Worcester County Government (WCG) offices will be closed Friday, December 24 and 31, 2021 and January 1, 2022, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays: Worcester County Government Center, Cape Isle of Wight satellite offices, and Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC).

In addition, the WCRC will also be closed December 26 and January 2.

All five branch libraries will be closed on December 24 and 25 and January 1. Branches will be open on December 31 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

County honors service of retiring deputy director of Public Works

Snow Hill, Maryland – During their December 7 meeting, the commissioners paid tribute to Public Works Deputy Director John Ross, PE who will retire later this month following a 19-year career with Worcester County Government.

“John has been responsible for so many improvements, which have increased the resiliency of our water and waste water systems,” Public Works Director Dallas Baker said. “His knowledge and insight are going to be missed, but what will be missed more is the great person John is. I wish him and his wife a long and happy retirement.”

Commissioners name Christopher Clasing as new Public Works deputy director

Chris Clasing

Snow Hill, Maryland (December 15, 2021) – The Worcester County Commissioners named Christopher Clasing as the new deputy director of Public Works. He stepped into his new role with Worcester County Government (WCG) on December 1.

“Chris has served in multiple roles at other Public Works departments on Delmarva,” Public Works Director Dallas Baker said. “I’m excited by his addition to the Worcester Public Works team and am looking forward to working with him.”