Latest news & announcements

Countywide Fiber-Optic Network Project

The Worcester County commissioners and Talkie Communications, Inc. kicked off the countywide fiber-optic network project in the south end of the county on June 10.

Talkie, the county’s broadband vendor, has developed a state-of-the-art, fiber-optic network to address the lack of broadband infrastructure in Worcester County by expanding high-speed broadband to unserved areas. Talkie began phase one of the installation process on Dun Swamp Road in Pocomoke. This will be followed by installations in the Sheephouse Road and Stockton Road areas.

Executive Orders permitting outdoor seating and carry out of alcoholic beverages set to expire following the rescinding of local state of emergency for COVID-19 in Worcester County

Snow Hill, MD – (June 22, 2021), following recent state actions, the Worcester County commissioners have rescinded the local state of emergency for COVID-19 in Worcester County effective July 1. Local executive orders that allowed outdoor seating as well as the carry out and delivery of alcoholic beverages will also be expiring.

Worcester Health will no longer report daily Coronavirus data

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department will no longer report new coronavirus cases and deaths on a daily basis. As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rates decrease, we will move to a weekly reporting schedule.

Going forward, daily COVID-19 data for Worcester County and the State of Maryland will be available by visiting coronavirus.maryland.gov.

Choose From Hundreds of Jobs at Job Fair July 14 at Pocomoke Elks Lodge

Pocomoke, Maryland (June 11, 2021) – Calling all job seekers. Meet prospective employers from across Worcester County and choose from hundreds of seasonal and year-round jobs at the Open Air Job Fair Wednesday, July 14, at Elks Lodge #1624 in Pocomoke from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Employers offering competitive wages and signing bonuses will be accepting applications and hiring onsite.

No registration is required. Come prepared to apply and interview. Training and transportation resources will be available onsite.

Youth Fishing Derby at Newtown Park Pier rescheduled for June 5

The annual youth fishing derby at the new pier at Newtown Park in Pocomoke has been rescheduled for June 5.

This free Worcester County Recreation and Parks event is open to youth ages 15 and under. Festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting for the new ADA compliant pier at 9:15 a.m., with the fishing derby to take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. An awards luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to participate in the tournament or the luncheon.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, May 31

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021, for the Memorial Day holiday. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will also be closed.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, June 1. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.



Commissioners Name Dallas Baker as New Public Works Director

Snow Hill – Maryland (May 24, 2021) – The Worcester County Commissioners named Dallas Baker as the new director of Public Works. He stepped into his new role with Worcester County Government (WCG) on May 24, 2021.

“I’m grateful to the Commissioners for this opportunity and look forward to serving the citizens of Worcester County,” Baker said.

Commissioners Name Candace Savage as New Budget Officer

Snow Hill, Maryland – (May 17, 2021): The Worcester County Commissioners named Candace Savage as the new budget officer. She joined County Administration on May 3, 2021.

Savage brings 16 years of accounting experience to this position. Prior to joining Worcester County Government (WCG), she owned and operated Titanium, Inc. in Ocean City from 2006 to 2016 and served as an agency budget specialist with the Wicomico County Health Department from 2017 to 2021.