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Diversity & Inclusion Committee Invites Public to Fourth Listening Tour

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 6, 2019) – The Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to welcome you to attend its fourth Listening Tour. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Town Hall, 106 E Main Street, Sharpsburg, Maryland. This event is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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Washington County Government Closed for Veteran’s Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 6, 2019) – In observance of Veteran’s Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019. County services will operate as listed below: The Hagerstown Regional Airport terminal and airfield will operate during regularly scheduled business hours. Administrative offices and the maintenance department will be closed. Allegiant air

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Significant Turnout for ‘Everything about Hemp’ Workshop

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development, in partnership with the Maryland Hemp Coalition, Grow and Fortify, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics hosted a workshop titled ‘Everything about Hemp.’ Over 100 attendees from across the state of Maryland and neighboring states

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Broadfording Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Engineering received notification from Huntzberry Brothers, Inc. that Broadfording Road at the intersection with Salem Church road will be closed to provide intersection improvements for a private development project. Both Broadfording and Salem Church Roads will be closed for approximately 200 feet in

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee Third Listening Tour is Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2019) – The Diversity and Inclusion Committee third Listening Tour scheduled for this evening November 5th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Boonsboro Library has been cancelled due to building issues. This meeting will be rescheduled. For additional information, please contact the Washington County Clerk’s Office at 240-313-2204. ###

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Farm of the Year 2019

Washington County Announces 2019-2020 Farm of the Year

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 29, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to announce Palmyra Farm  as recipient of the 2019-2020 Washington County Farm of the Year. This marks the ninth year Washington County has recognized a Farm of the Year. The winning farm showcases excellence in agriculture and promotes a greater understanding of

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Photo of the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Public Safety Training Center

Washington County Breaks Ground for New Public Safety Training Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 29, 2019) – Washington County Government celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Public Safety Training Center. Local elected officials gathered with public safety officials and many citizens to commemorate the beginning of construction on the 48.9 acres of land located directly off Sharpsburg Pike at 18350 Public Safety Place.

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Diversity & Inclusion Committee Invites Public to Third Listening Tour

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 28, 2019) – The Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to welcome you to attend its third Listening Tour. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Boonsboro Library, Washington County Public Library. This event is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. If you would

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Bardona Woods Receives Award for Career Achievements

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 25, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services congratulates Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator Bardona Woods, for being awarded as Director of the Year for 2018 by the Mid-Eastern APCO. Bardona received this award in recognition of over 36 years of her work as a public servant in

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Hopewell Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 23, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Hopewell Road from Wright Road to Milestone Terrace. The road will be closed on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for guardrail repairs. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380.

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Washington County GIS Planimetric Update

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 23, 2019) – The Washington County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office recently completed an up-to-date GIS data set of planimetric features which will be used by local developers to plan and engineer commercial, industrial, and residential developments, as well as municipal, county and state government functions. This project began in September

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Photo of cows grazing in a field

Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program to Re-open November 1st

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 23, 2019) – The Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) would like to inform the citizens of Washington County that their Board of Directors has voted to re-open the Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program (NGFAP) on November 1, 2019. The program will operate on a monthly cycle while funding

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Photo of Students attending Student Government Day

Students Experience Local Government at Student Government Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 22, 2019) – Washington County Government hosted its inaugural Student Government Day at the Administration Building in downtown Hagerstown. Six students were selected to represent their Washington County public high school by spending the day experiencing and learning about local government in Washington County, Maryland. Students received an introduction from County

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Hopewell Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 22, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Hopewell Road between Wright Road and Hunters Green Parkway. The road will be closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 8:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for guardrail repairs. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department

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Washington County Celebrates Business Appreciation Week

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 21, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is celebrating Business Appreciation Week from October 21 – October 25, 2019 by hosting a weeklong tour of business visits throughout Washington County, MD. The Department, along with local officials and representatives from the business community, will be visiting 60 businesses to say “thank

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Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Human Resources Director

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 21, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased the announce the appointment of Rachel Brown to Director of Human Resources. Brown is joining Washington County Government after almost 20 years as an operations claim team manager with State Farm Insurance in Frederick, MD. Her prior experience

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Harpers Ferry Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 16, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Harpers Ferry Road from Morgan Pine Road to Sandy Hook Road. The road will be closed on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for guardrail repair. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and

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U.S. Department of Transportation Terminates EAS Waiver Program at Hagerstown Regional Airport

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 14, 2019) – The United States Department of Transportation announced the termination of the Essential Air Service (EAS) Waiver eligibility for Hagerstown, MD. This termination notice means that daily flights offered by Southern Airways will no longer be serviced under the EAS program at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Washington County Government’s Aviation Counsel has filed

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Harpers Ferry Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 11, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Harpers Ferry Road from Morgan Pine Road to Sandy Hook Road. The road will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for guardrail repair. For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and

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Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
 
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!