Latest news & announcements

Commissioners Appoint Michael Hutchinson as New Maintenance Superintendent

Snow Hill, Maryland (November 29, 2021) – The Worcester County Commissioners appointed Michael Hutchinson as the new superintendent within the Maintenance Division of Public Works.

“Mike is thoroughly familiar with Worcester County’s facilities,” Public Works Director Dallas Baker said. “His knowledge of building maintenance management and attention to detail make him the perfect choice as the new superintendent.”

Commissioners Honor Heroism of Ruszin and Scotti

Snow Hill, Maryland – November 16, 2021, the commissioners honor Ocean Pines Clubhouse Bar and Grille Bartender Rob Ruszin and Manager Judie Scotti for their roles in saving the life of a male patron exhibiting symptoms of cardiac arrest in October. Ruszin and Scotti utilized an automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock the individual and then continued to provide lifesaving assistance until public safety professionals arrived.

Worcester County to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day November 27

The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 10 am. - 2 pm at the West Ocean City Park and Ride on U.S. Rt. 50. HHW and computers/laptops may be dropped off for safe disposal. No other electronics will be accepted.

Talkie Communications Installs Fiber Optic

Congratulations go out to Talkie Communications, Inc. professionals who installed the fiber optic backbone on Dun Swamp Road and hooked up seven customers on this rural road to high-speed internet Monday, Nov. 15.

Choptank Fiber Celebrates Fiber Installation

Congratulations go out to Choptank Fiber professionals. The commissioners and county staff joined them to cut the ribbon Tuesday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the installation of fiber from Choptank Fiber to serve Chesapeake Bay Dairy in Pocomoke with high-speed internet, to learn more about this ongoing project to serve underserved and unserved areas in Worcester, and to sample some wonderful ice cream.


Worcester County Offices Closed November 11, Veterans Day

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, will be closed November 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans Day.

All five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open during standard hours of operation on November 11.

Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday.

Get Set for Turkey Bowl Pickleball Tournament with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for the Turkey Bowl Pickleball Tournament this fall. 

The two-day tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. Saturday will be men’s and women’s doubles and Sunday will be mixed doubles. Doors will open and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Gameplay will start at 8:00 a.m.

Retired Public Works Director Named County Engineer of the Year

Snow Hill, Maryland (October 21, 2021) – Retired Worcester County Public Works Director John Tustin earned a state nod in October when he was named the 2021 County Engineer of the Year by the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM).

Tustin, who dedicated his 36-year career with Worcester County Government (WCG) to expanding and improving public services and championing modernization of the progressive maintenance programs for county-owned buildings and grounds, received this award for his lasting contributions to Worcester County, the State of Maryland, and the CEAM.

Commissioners Name Gary Pusey New Deputy Director of Development Review and Permitting

Snow Hill, Maryland (October 8, 2021) – the Worcester County Commissioners appointed Gary Pusey as the new deputy director within Development Review and Permitting (DRP). Pusey stepped into his new role on October 8, 2021.

“Gary is a dedicated leader with a wide range of planning experience to bring to Worcester County,” DRP Director Jennifer Keener said. “He will be a valuable asset to our team, and I look forward to working with him.”