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January Recognized as Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Snow Hill, Maryland – February 1, the commissioners present a proclamation to Ed Thomas, co-chair of the Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force, and Chief Deputy Doug Dods, of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, to retroactively recognize January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a serious problem in which traffickers use violence, threats, deception, and other manipulative tactics to force and coerce youth and adults to engage in commercial sex acts or to provide labor or services against their will.

February is National Canned Food Month

Snow Hill, Maryland – February 1, this month Worcester County employees are collecting nonperishable foods to donate to the Snow Hill Food Bank to help fight hunger locally. To kick off the food drive, the Worcester County commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing February as National Canned Food Month to Snow Hill Food Bank representatives Nick Carter and Rosalee Mason and county employees serving on the Worcester County Wellness Committee. To learn more about how to help feed the hungry, visit



Black History Month Recognized

Snow Hill, Maryland – February 1, the commissioners present a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month to Reverend James Jones of New Macedonia Church of Pocomoke. Throughout the month of February, the Worcester County Government Center will be adorned with interpretive signs that highlight African American people and places that helped shape our county.

Worcester County Commissioners Name Matt Owens as New Fire Marshal

Snow Hill, Maryland (January 24, 2021) – The Worcester County Commissioners appointed Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens to serve as the new fire marshal. He will step into his role March 7, 2022.

“It has been a pleasure working with Matt for almost 26 years,” said Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon, who will retire in March following 35 years of service. “He is well respected in the community and, especially, among the county’s public safety agencies.”

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.

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:


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.”

Advisory Issued for Pocomoke River in the Vicinity of Snow Hill, Maryland

Snow Hill, MD (February 18, 2021) – As a result of prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, the Town of Snow Hill reported to the Maryland Department of the Environment and Worcester County Environmental Programs (WCEP) that there has been a combined sewer overflow (CSO) from the Snow Hill wastewater treatment plant of more than 500,000 gallons. A CSO is an overflow event from a combined sewer system that also collects stormwater.