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Worcester County Commissioners elect new president and vice president

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Commissioners re-elected Commissioner Madison J. Bunting, Jr. as Commission President and elected Commissioner Diana Purnell as Vice President. Commissioner Bunting was elected County Commissioner in 2010 to represent District Six, the Northern District. He has served as president since 2014. He is a licensed professional land surveyor and owned his own surveying and land planning business for 18 years. 

Annual Financial Report confirms Worcester County in solid financial standing

Worcester County Treasurer’s Office officials recently completed the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2016. This format, which adheres to the guidelines recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association, provides full accountability to Worcester County citizens and others with an interest in government finances. The CAFR outlines County finances and reflects a long-established history of prudent fiscal management practices.  

Drums Alive Instructor Training to take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Share the joy of music, the power of drumming, and help others discover the thrill of being able to express their inner creativity in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere by becoming a certified Drums Alive instructor. Master Trainer Carrie Shult will host a Drums Alive Basic Certificate workshop at the Worcester County Recreation Center on Wednesday, December 28. at 9:00 a.m.

Worcester County Government Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC), all five branch libraries and the Department of Liquor Control Administrative Offices, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2016 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the libraries and WCRC will be closed Saturday, Nov. 26.

Pickleball Holiday Challenge in December at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Eastern Shore Pickleball will be holding a fun, social Pickleball Holiday Challenge! The event will be held on Saturday, December 17, at the Worcester County Recreation Center's six indoor courts in Snow Hill.
The event will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with check-in at 9:30 a.m. The entrance fee is $10 per person, which includes a meal ticket good for either breakfast or lunch from the concession stand. The registration deadline is Monday, December 12.

Worcester County Celebrates Generosity on Giving Tuesday

“Shore Gives More,” a Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) online campaign to promote charitable giving to Lower Eastern Shore nonprofit organizations takes place Tuesday, November 29. Worcester County Volunteer Connection is encouraging residents to support their favorite local charity during this year’s campaign.

Challenger named 2016 Tourism Person of the Year

Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger was named Maryland Tourism Person of the Year at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in November for her exceptional commitment to enhancing and perpetuating the Maryland tourism industry.

“I just believe in surrounding myself with really terrific people every day,” Challenger said. “I partner with a great bunch of people on a daily basis who make it possible to accomplish so many great projects that promote Worcester County.”

Business development assistance available weekly to Worcester entrepreneurs

Tim Sherman, of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Salisbury University doubled his office hours at the Worcester County Economic Development office in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services to business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Pictured are SBDC Director John Hickman (from left,) Tim Sherman, and Worcester County Economic Development Director Merry Mears.

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is now offering business owners and would-be entrepreneurs more opportunities to meet with highly experienced professionals who can help them establish or expand Worcester County businesses. Beginning in November, Tim Sherman of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Salisbury University doubled his office hours at WCED in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, December 3

Saturday, December 3, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 

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