Latest news & announcements

Commissioners Welcome New Tourism Director

Melanie Pursel

The Worcester County Commissioners named Melanie Pursel as the new Tourism director. Pursel, respected for her contributions to the business community, marketing, and tourism, as well as workforce and economic development, will step into her new role as the Worcester County Tourism director on April 20, 2020. 

Registration open for Worcester County Recreation & Parks spring outdoor youth soccer

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) officials invite area youth to get up, get out and get active with them for the kickoff of the 2020 spring outdoor youth soccer program. Children will practice basic soccer skills and compete against teams from other local towns. 

The season will run from March 29 to June 14 on Sundays at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill. Open to youth from age 3 to grade 8, participants will be split into competing age divisions (age 3-4, grade k-1, grade 2-3, grade 4-5, grade 6-8). The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 24. 

Public Invited to Comment on Bayside Road Bridge Replacement Project


The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing plans to replace the Bayside Road Bridge closest to Public Landing Road beginning tentatively in September 2020. The bridge replacement project is eligible for funding under the Highway Bridge Program. A public comment period is currently open, and the public is invited to comment on this project now through March 4. 

Calling on Community Stewards to Keep Worcester Clean

Worcester County Government is calling on all community stewards to partner with us, as we embark on a Keep Worcester Clean campaign. Our overall goal is to beautify Worcester County by keeping our county byways and unmanned recycling stations clean and litter free. Therefore, we are reaching out countywide to establish public and private partnerships to encourage community stewardship, to increase awareness about options available to the public for properly disposing of trash and recyclables, and to discourage illegal dumping by both residents and visitors.

Worcester County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and  Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21.
The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers and the Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke 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.



January is National Mentoring Month

 January 7, 2020, the Commissioners present a proclamation to Erica Morton of Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Eastern Shore, Inc. recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. BBBS partners with County organizations to provide community-based mentoring programs that served 45 families last year. Those interested in making a positive difference in the life of a young person are invited to visit https://shorebiglittle.org/ to find out more.