Latest news & announcements

Commissioners Appoint Kevin Lynch as New Roads Superintendent

Snow Hill, Maryland – (August 9, 2021): The Worcester County commissioners named Kevin Lynch as the new superintendent within the Worcester County Roads Division of Public Works. He joined Public Works on August 9.

“I’m excited to have Kevin on board,” Public Works Director Dallas Baker said. “He brings 14 years of Roads Division experience to Worcester County. In his most recent role, Kevin has helped manage a 700-mile roadway network, 40 plus employees, and assisted in developing a $12 Million operating budget.”

Public Works flushing water lines in Ocean Pines

Worcester County Public Works Water & Wastewater Division crews are responding to recent increased reports of discolored water in Ocean Pines by flushing fire hydrants in the affected areas to clear the water lines. Residents who experience brown water issues are asked to contact the Water & Waste Water Division at 410-641-5251 (answers 24 hours). Please include the address of the home experiencing the problem to better help crews diagnose and correct the problem.

Tax Manager Laura Beauchamp Retiring

(August 3, 2021) - The Commissioners give retiring Tax Manager Laura Beauchamp a standing ovation for the contributions she has made during her 29-year career with Worcester County Government. Beauchamp has played an integral role in the overall management of the Treasurer’s Office, where she was responsible for 10 staff tasked with the billing and collection of more than $200 million in property taxes each year. For her extensive knowledge, professionalism, and integrity, she has earned the respect of her coworkers, the commissioners, area residents, and property owners.


Worcester County Seeking Nominations for Volunteer Spirit Awards

To honor volunteers whose contributions help improve the quality of life locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses for the Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards. The nomination period is open now through Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Worcester County Emergency Services urges public to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tropical storm and flash flood watch for the Worcester County area. NWS forecasters are predicting dangerous rip currents, two to three inches of rain, and winds between 35 to 40 mph, with gusts between 40 to 55 mph, beginning as soon as Thursday afternoon and continuing into Thursday night.

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are monitoring the storm track and are urging the public to begin implementing precautionary measures.

Parks and Recreation Month

The Commissioners kicked off Park and Recreation Month, which is celebrated nationally each July, by recognizing the diverse range of programs and services developed by Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) professionals to help build healthy communities and support active lifestyles.

Worcester County Government offices closed Monday, July 5

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, and Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021.

The Worcester County Recreation Center will be closed July 3-5.

All WCG offices will resume standard hours of operation on Tuesday, July 6.

WCG staff wish one and all a safe and happy holiday. For more information on WCG hours of operation, visit www.co.worcester.md.us.