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Posted on: February 27, 2024

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Groundbreaking Marks the Beginning of Construction for new QAC Public School Administrative Building

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Beginning of Construction for New Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Administrative Building

 

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools (QACPS) took a significant step forward in its infrastructure develo...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

County Commissioners Seeking Members for Several Boards and Commissions

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County Commissioners Seeking Members for Several Boards and Commissions

 

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are actively seeking individuals to fill vacancies on several Boards and Commissions.  The deadline for applications ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Summer Camp registrations are now open!

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Summer Camp registrations are now open!
Discover Summer is a traditional summer day camp where campers will participate in a variety of fun activities focused on making connections and creating memories to last a lifetime.  Caring counselors will ...
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Posted on: January 29, 2024

House Bill 830 Mandates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New Housing Units

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House Bill 830 Mandates Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New Housing Units

 

As of January 2, 2024, a new mandate took effect under House Bill 830, requiring the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment during the construction ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Allocate Over One Million Dollars to Maryland Agriculture Land Pre

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Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Allocate Over One Million Dollars to Maryland Agriculture Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) Matching Funds Program

 

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners have recently approved a financial c...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

QAC Emergency Services Now Has Sensory Sacks!

QAC Emergency Services Now Has Sensory Sacks!

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services is pleased to announce that our transport units have been outfitted with Sensory Sacks - packaged materials and toys to aid sensory overloaded children and adults when being cared for and tran...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Minority Entrepreneurship Training Accelerator (META)

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Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development is excited to announce the development of a Minority Entrepreneurship Training Accelerator (META). This pilot program, developed and delivered by Upper Shore Community Development Partnershi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

January is National Mentoring Month

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In a proclamation, the County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County officially declare January 2024 as "National Mentoring Month." This marks the 22nd anniversary of the nationwide initiative aimed at drawing attention to the critical ne...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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In an effort to address the pressing issue of human trafficking, the County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County have declared the month of January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In addition to the Proclamation, the Commissioners were give...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Senior Center Members Celebrated at the Annual Holiday Gala

Holiday Gala 2023

County Commissioners and Administration celebrated the holiday on Friday evening, December 8th with seniors at the Holiday Gala. The meal was a delicious holiday inspired menu sponsored and served by the County Commissioners. The evening concluded with mu...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Queen Anne’s County Recognized for 24 Consecutive Years of Financial Reporting Excellence

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Queen Anne’s County Recognized for 24 Consecutive Years of Financial Reporting Excellence

Queen Anne’s County announces its continued distinction for excellence in financial reporting, marking 24 consecutive years of recognition. The De...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Down Runner Stops by Department of Emergency Services to Thank First Responders

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Down Runner Stops by Department of Emergency Services to Thank First Responders

 

During the recent 2023 Bay Bridge Run, an unexpected turn of events saw a runner collapse mere moments before reaching the finish line. Quick action from on-site emer...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Planning Commission and Chair Recognized

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Queen Anne’s County Planning Commission and Chair Recognized

 

On October 25, 2023, Queen Anne’s County Planning Commission Chair Sharon Dobson provided opening remarks at the 40th Annual Maryland Planning Comm...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Batt's Neck Park In-Line Hockey Rink Renovations Complete

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Batt's Neck Park In-Line Hockey Rink Renovations Complete

 

The Department of Parks and Recreation proudly announces the completion of renovations to the in-line hockey rink at Batt's Neck Park. These upgrades promise an enhanced ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Department of Community Services Showcases Successful Initiatives and Announces Future Plans

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Department of Community Services Showcases Successful Initiatives and Announces Future Plans at County Commissioners Meeting

At the County Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday night, the Department of Community Services provided a comprehensive update on ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

QAC Celebrates 23 Years of Character Counts! Promoting Values and Ethical Behavior i

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Queen Anne's County Celebrates 23 Years of Character Counts! Promoting Values and Ethical Behavior in the Community

 

Two decades ago, the people of Queen Anne's County identified the significance of positive character traits and ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Enhanced Recreational Facilities Unveiled at Sudlersville Park

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Enhanced Recreational Facilities Unveiled at Sudlersville Park 

 

Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation announces the completion of a series of upgrades and additions to Sudlersville Park, a recreational hub located in the nor...

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

QAC Celebrates the 120th Anniversary of Friel Lumber Company

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Pic L-R: Todd Mohn, County Administrator, Patrick McLaughlin, County Commissioner, Heather Tinelli, Economic & Tourism Development Director, Jim Moran, County Commissioner, Chris Corchiarino, County Commissioner, Jay Friel, Gina Friel, Sam Friel, Bob ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Asian Tiger Mosquito Control

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Asian Tiger Mosquito control 

The Asian Tiger Mosquito is the biggest nuisance in Maryland.  About 60% of our complaints refer to Asian Ti...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Exercise Room Dedicated to County Administrator Todd Mohn

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During the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our brand new Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA and Active Aging Center, we took a moment to honor the remarkable leadership that brought this incredible initiative to life. County Commissioner Jim Moran deli...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Inauguration of Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA and Active Aging

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Inauguration of Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA and Active Aging Center

The Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA and Active Aging Center celebrated its grand opening with a joyous Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Unveils Paul Reed Smith Parkway

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Queen Anne’s County Unveils Paul Reed Smith Parkway

County Honors Guitar Maker and Businessman with Street Renaming

 

Stevensville, Maryland –Queen Anne’s County Officials held a ceremony this week at The Chesapeake Bay Business Park in Stevensville...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Celebrates Grand Opening of Everside Health Center

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Queen Anne’s County Celebrates Grand Opening of Everside Health Center, a Revolutionary Health Benefit for Government and School System Employees

On August 22, 2023, Queen Anne’s County Government and Public School System joined in cele...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Public Information Notice from the QAC Plumbing Board

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PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE Date: 9/28/2023

FROM: Queen Anne’s County Plumbing Board

Important Alert: Gas Appliance Safety

The Queen Anne’s County Plumbing Board has raised concerns about incorrect orifices and regulators being used by some...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

QAC Parks & Recreation Staff and Public Safety Community Recognized for Heroism

QAC Honors Parks Rec Staff and Public Safety Community for Heroic Life Saving Actions

QAC Parks & Recreation Staff and Public Safety Community Recognized for Heroism

 

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners recognized the Department of Parks and Recreation Staff and our Public Safety Community for heroism demonstrated o...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Celebrate Scouting Day in Queen Anne's County - September 26

Celebrate Scouting in Queen Annes County Day

This week at the County Commissioners meeting, we had some special visitors. Boy Scout Troop 278 was in attendance and were presented with a Proclamation declaring, September 26 “Celebrate Scouting in Queen Anne’s County” day...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

September is No Matter What..You Matter, Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month

This week at the County Commissioners meeting For All Seasons Behavioral Health and RCCpresented about Suicide Prevention and Awareness and were presented with a Proclamation.

Queen Anne's County Commissioners, declare the month of September as &q...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

QAC Commissioners Answer Questions Regarding the 50/301 Ramp Management Pilot Program

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Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Jim Moran and Chris Corchiarino answer many of the questions you have about the US 50/301 Ramp Management Pilot Program. We are still planning to hold Town Halls for feedback in November and will announce those ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

County and State Leaders Recognize Kenneth R. Scott for His Service on Board of Appeals

County and State Leaders Recognize Kenneth R. Scott for His Service on Board of Appeals

On Wednesday, September 13, County and State Leaders recognized Kenneth R. Scott for his dedication and service to the community throughout his tenure on the Queen Anne’s County Board of Appeals. Scott received a proclamation from County Commiss...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Presentation from 4-H Japanese Exchange student Ms. Maari Murakawa from Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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At this weeks County Commissioner meeting we had a presentation from Ms. Maari Murakawa a Japanese Exhange student from Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Maari is being hosted by one of our Queen Anne’s County University of Maryland Extension Office Educ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

QAC Launches the Long Driveway Grant Program to Bridge the Digital Divide

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QAC Launches the Long Driveway Grant Program to Bridge the Digital Divide

Queen Anne's County is pleased to announce the establishment of the Long Driveway – Category 3 Grant Program (LD-Cat3), an initiative aimed at providing financial ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

QAC Announces Reopening of Renovated Front Nine Hole at Blue Heron Golf Course

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QAC Announces Reopening of Renovated Front Nine Hole at Blue Heron Golf Course

Queen Anne’s County is thrilled to announce the reopening of the front nine holes at Blue Heron Golf Course on July 27, 2023. After months of renovations, go...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Character Counts! Seeking Volunteers

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Queen Anne’s County Character Counts! Seeking Volunteers

 

Ready or not, school starts next month! While you're enjoying the rest of summer break, we are busy at work preparing for the new school year.

 

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

County Commissioners Greenlight an Array of Parks and Recreation Projects in Queen Anne's County

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County Commissioners Greenlight an Array of Parks and Recreation Projects in Queen Anne's County

In an effort to promote healthier and more active communities, the County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County have given the go-ahead to sev...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Queen Anne's County Announces Jeff Rank as New Budget and Finance Director

Queen Annes County Announces Jeff Rank as New Budget and Finance Director

Queen Anne's County Announces Jeff Rank as New Budget and Finance Director

 

Queen Anne's County is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Rank as the new Budget and Finance Director. With an extensive background in treasury ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

QAC nationally recognized for commitment to quality care for heart attacks & strokes by AHA

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QAC nationally recognized for commitment to quality care for heart attacks & strokes by AHA

 

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services has received its sixth American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline&...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Announces Comprehensive Zoning Code Update

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Queen Anne’s County Announces Comprehensive Zoning Code Update

The Queen Anne’s County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, known as Chapter 18:1 or the Zoning Code, is set to undergo a comprehensive update. The last Zoning Code update o...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Historic Elm Tree in Centreville Facing Potential Dutch Elm Disease Outbreak

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Historic Elm Tree in Centreville Facing Potential Dutch Elm Disease Outbreak

 

The iconic elm tree located in front of the Historic Courthouse in Centreville has recently displayed concerning signs of distress. The upper canopy of the tree is wilti...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Shining a Spotlight on Good Character

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Shining a Spotlight on Good Character

Queen Anne's County Launches Character Counts! Commissioner's Spotlight

 

Queen Anne's County is proud to announce the launch of the Character Counts! Commissioner's Spotlight...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Rescued Kittens Vincent and Vinny Seek Foster Homes at Animal Services

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Rescued Kittens Vincent and Vinny Seek Foster Homes at Animal Services

A heartwarming tale unfolded at the Vincit Building in Centreville on Tuesday morning when an employee discovered a tiny kitten seeking refuge under one of the county vehicles. The adve...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Queen Anne's County Character Counts! Re-Launches Business of Character Program

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Queen Anne's County Character Counts! Re-Launches Business of Character Program

Queen Anne's County Character Counts! is thrilled to announce the re-launch of their "Business of Character" program. This initiative aims to unite ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Queen Anne's County Commissioners Announce Fiscal Year 2024 Tax Rates and Budget Adoption

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Queen Anne's County Commissioners Announce Fiscal Year 2024 Tax Rates and Budget Adoption

The Queen Anne's County Commissioners, at their regular meeting on June 13, announced the adoption of the tax rates and budget for Fiscal Year 2024 ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Andrea Schulte Recognized as Queen Anne's County's Teacher of the Year 2023-2024

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Picture L-R: Commissioners Jim Moran, Chris Corchiarino, Patrick McLaughlin, Superintendent Dr. Patty Saelens, Andrea Schulte and family, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Marcia Sprankle, Commissioner Jack Wilson, Kent Island High School Principal Sean Kenna,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2023

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2023

Governor Wes Moore has proclaimed June 15, 2023 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Older adults deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and vital pa...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

QAC Urges All Residents to Prepare for 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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QAC Urges All Residents to Prepare for 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Be Prepared: Know Your Zone, Have a Plan, Stay Informed and Have a Kit

 

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts Thursday, June 1, and Queen Anne’s County o...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Building Safety Month — May 2023

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On Tuesday night at the County Commissioners meeting, the month of May was proclaimed as Building Safety Month in Queen Anne's County. This month focuses on the recognizing our dedicated professionals that assure us of safe, sustainable and affor...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Paramedic Casey Amos Clinician of the Year

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Paramedic Casey Amos is recognized as the Queen Annes County Department of Emergency Services overall Clinician of the Year.  

Casey joined the Department of Emergency Services in February of 2012 as the departmental secretary, an entry level admi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

EMT Terry Williams BLS Provider of the Year

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EMT Terry Williams is recognized as the Queen Annes County Department of Emergency Services BLS Provider of the Year.

Terry joined the Department of Emergency Services in February of 2012 with significant prior experience in public safety. He had served as...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

2023 Opioid Awareness Poster Contest Winners

2023 Opioid Awareness Poster Contest Winners

This week at the County Commissioners' meeting, local students were recognized for participating in a county-wide poster contest.  They were tasked with using creativity to share messages about the dangers of substance use/abuse. Out of ...
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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Department of Community Services Update from 5/9/23

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Last night at the County Commissioners meeting, Director of Community Services Cathy Willis and Executive Director of Housing and Family Services Mike Clark gave a department update. One of the accomplishments they highlighted was the amount of grant fund...

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Release Proposed 2024 County Budget

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Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Release Proposed 2024 County Budget

 

Queen Anne’s County Commissioners have released the Fiscal Year 2024 County Budget. A summary of the proposed budget is being mailed to county property owne...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Chesapeake Heritage Visitors Center and Ferry Point Park Closed May 1st for Improvements

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Chesapeake Heritage Visitors Center and Ferry Point Park Closed May 1st for Improvements

The Queen Anne’s County Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center and Ferry Point Park will be closed to the public, starting May 1, 2023, for site improvement...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Your Medicaid renewal will not be automatic this year.

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Do you or a family member currently have health insurance through Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)?

 

Your Medicaid renewal will not be automatic this year —even if it was last year.

 

Make sure y...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

DID YOU KNOW… Public Safety Dispatcher Facts:

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DID YOU KNOW… Public Safety Dispatcher Facts:

They are the first, first responders performing a tough job that very few will ever understand.  They can go from a routine administrative call to a full-blown emergency crisis in the millis...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Choptank Awarded 15.9 Million for Broadband

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Choptank Electric is excited to announce the funding they were awarded by Maryland's FY2023 Network Infrastructure Program to continue broadband construction. These grants will enable Choptank Fiber to offer high-speed internet service to more th...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Funding Announced for Agricultural Microgrant Program

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Funding Announced for Agricultural Microgrant Program

 

Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development is excited to announce it has awarded 12 local Micro Agricultural Entrepreneurs with grants ranging from $2,300 to $10,000. Fun...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Mobile Integrated Health Team

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On Tuesday night at the Commissioner Meeting, Dr. Ciotola gave an update to the commissioners and brought the Mobile Integrated Community Health Team (MICH) to present this award-winning innovative program that Queen Anne’s County launched in 20...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

QAC Implements New Management System To Attract More Applicants to Boards and Commissions

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QAC Implements New Management System To Attract More Applicants to Boards and Commissions

 

Queen Anne’s County has implemented OnBoard, a board and committee management system County officials say will save time, money and attract more a...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Community Services - Annual Report FY22

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Ms. Cathy Willis the Director of Community Services presented the Community Services Update on Feb 28 at the County Commissioners meeting. Her update included details from the FY22 Annual Report which gives an overview of activities at the Area Agency on ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Hosts Local Girl Scout Troup

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Hosts Local Girl Scout Troup

 

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services (DES) hosts tours for local groups to learn more about their operations. When the Scout BSA...

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