Press Release Index

November 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Road Closures for Routine Bridge Inspections

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 7, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces multiple road closures during the week of November 11, 2019 for routine bridge inspections. Read more…

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.  Read more…

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. Read more…

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 CoalitionGrow and FortifyMaryland Department of Agriculture, and the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics hosted a workshop titled ‘Everything about Hemp.’ Read more…

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.  Read more…

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. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Planning and Zoning

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased the announce the appointment of Jill Baker to Director of Planning and Zoning effective upon the retirement of Stephen Goodrich. Read more…

October 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. Read more…

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.  Read more…

Diversity and 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.  Read more…

Bardona Woods Receives Awards 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. Read more…

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.  Read more…

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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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.  Read more…

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. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Golf Manager at Black Rock Golf Course

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 21, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased the announce the appointment of Ryan Crabtree to Golf Manager at Black Rock Golf Course. Read more…

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.  Read more…

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. Read more…

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.  Read more…

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. Read more…

Clean County Street Sweeper Achieves One Million Pound Milestone

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 8, 2019) – Washington County Division of Environmental Management is proud to announce that since the inception of the Clean County street sweeper in January 2019, over 1 million pounds of debris has been collected off streets and roadways across Washington County, Maryland. Read more…

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Invites Public to Listening Tour

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 4, 2019) – The Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to welcome you to attend its second Listening Tour. Read more…

Highfield Water Tank Project Completed

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 4, 2019) – Washington County Department of Water Quality announces the Highfield Water Tank Project is now complete.  Read more…

Maryland Department of Transportation Discusses Transportation in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 3, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration,MDOT Maryland Transit Administration, and MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) joined with Washington County Government and local officials to discuss transportation throughout the state and county. Read more…

Update to Board of County Commissioners Meeting Schedule

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 2, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners meeting schedule has been updated through the end of December 2019. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Independence Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 1, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Independence Road from Rt. 40 to Rockdale Road and to the FOP Lodge. Read more…

September 2019

Washington County Government Now Accepting Town of Hancock Building Permits

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 30, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Plan Review and Permitting and Division of Construction announce that effective October 1, 2019, the County will perform permitting, inspections, and enforcement services for the Town of Hancock. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Cool Hollow Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Cool Hollow Road from Alt. Rt. 40 to Old National Pike. Read more…

Several Awards Received at 9-1-1 Day of Celebration

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 24, 2019) – Washington County Division of Emergency Services congratulates Bardona Woods and Linda Singleton for receiving awards at the 911 Day of Celebration held on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Approve New Location for Board of Elections

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 24, 2019) – Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of 17718 Virginia Avenue as the new location for the Board of Elections facility. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Bakersville Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 18, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure in the area of 17323 Bakersville Road.  Read more…

Evening Meeting at Town of Smithsburg is Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 17, 2019) – Washington County Government announces the Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled with the Town of Smithsburg for this evening, September 17, 2019, has been canceled. Read more…

Washington County Government Releases Mobile App

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 17, 2019) – Washington County Government announces the release of a new mobile application.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Bottom Road from Route 68 at the tannery to the railroad tracks at the quarry. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appeal to Overturn EAS Termination Notice

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 11, 2019) – The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an Essential Air Service(EAS) Termination Notice DOT-OST 2006-25228 to Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) on August 23, 2019. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 10, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Bottom Road from Route 68 at the tannery to the railroad tracks at the quarry. Read more…

Student Government Day Scheduled for October 22nd

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 9, 2019) – Washington County Government announces its inaugural Student Government Day, set to take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Washington County Administration Building. Read more…

Washington County Transit Introduces Bus Tracking App

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 6, 2019) – Washington County Transit (WCT) announces the launch of a new mobile application, RouteShout 2.0. Read more…

Division of Plan Review & Permitting Hosts Outreach Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 6, 2019) – Washington County Division of Plan Review & Permitting hosted an outreach meeting earlier today at the Washington County Free Library. Read more…

Winners Announced for the Buy Local Selfie Challenge

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 6, 2019) – Washington County Department of Business Development, in partnership with the Washington County Food Council, announce the 2019 winners of the Buy Local Selfie Challenge. Read more…

Rural Broadband Roundtable held in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 5, 2019) – Congressman David Trone and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, joined with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks to host a roundtable on rural broadband.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Broadfording Church Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 5, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure between 13909 and 13925 Broadfording Church Road. Read more…

August 2019

Residential Elevator Safety

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Construction would like to inform citizens and builders of the recent information released from the Maryland Department of Labor regarding residential elevator safety. Read more…

Completion of Sharpsburg Water Tank Project

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces the completion of the Sharpsburg Water Tank Project.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Sandy Hook Road Opens to Traffic

The Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Division of Engineering announces Sandy Hook Road is now open to traffic.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Sandy Hook Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 23, 2019) – TheWashington County Division of Emergency Services and Division of Engineering announces a road closure on Sandy Hook Road between Hoffmaster Road and the school bus turnaround. Read more…

Master Development Agreement for Cascade Town Centre Terminated by Mutual Consent

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 23, 2019) –Washington County Government and JG Business Link International, Inc. (JGBLI) announce that the Master Developer Agreement (MDA) between them, for development of the Cascade Town Centre, has been terminated by mutual consent, and is of no further force or effect. Read more…

Southern Airways in Washington County!

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 22, 2019) – Southern Airways has launched a marketing campaign in Washington County, MD. Southern offers daily flights from Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) to Baltimore (BWI) and Pittsburgh (PIT). Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Walnut Point Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 20, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Walnut Point Road between Kemps Mill Road and Jones Chapel Road on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Read more…

Treatment Scheduled for Black Fly Control on Potomac River

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 19, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat targeted areas of the Potomac River in Washington County as an ongoing effort to control the black fly population.  Read more…

Washington County Government, City of Hagerstown, and Poole Law Group Release Update Regarding Ongoing Opioid Litigation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 19, 2019) –Washington County Government, the City of Hagerstown, and the Poole Law Group inform citizens that information from ARCOS(Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders)—the DEA’s reporting system for controlled substance transactions—is now publicly available. Read more…

Planned Training Exercise at Meritus Medical Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 16, 2019) – A planned training exercise is taking place today, Friday, August 16, 2019 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., at Meritus Medical Center/Robinwood Professional Center. The public should not be alarmed. This is only a DRILL. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Approve Lease for Doleman Black Heritage Museum

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 13, 2019) – The Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 for the approval of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum (DBHM) to lease part of the second floor of 33/35 West Washington street as a temporary location for the museum. Read more…

Share Your Community Events with Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 13, 2019) – The Washington County Public Relations and Marketing Department invites the public to submit community events that will appear on the Community Events calendar on the Washington County Government website. Read more…

Division of Plan Review & Permitting will host Outreach Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Plan Review and Permitting will be hosting an Outreach Meeting on September 6, 2019 at 10:00 am held at the Washington County Library on the 3rd floor in the Community Room. Read more…

Conococheague Aqueduct Becomes First Watered, Operational Aqueduct Along C&O Canal Since 1924

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2019) – Washington County Governmentcelebrated the restoration of the Conococheague Aqueduct by joining with theNational Park ServiceState of MarylandC&O Canal TrustTown of WilliamsportWashington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and several other organizations and volunteers that helped bring this project to life. Read more…

Kaetzel Transfer Station Scheduled to Open August 20th

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2019) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department announces Kaetzel Transfer Station will be reopening to customers on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Read more…

2019-2020 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to open nominations for the 2019-2020 Washington County Farm of the Year. Read more…

Gaming Commission Awards Over $2 Million in Allocations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2019) – The Washington County Gaming Commission announced its gaming fund distribution to the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, as well as 84 local charitable organizations. Read more…

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Road Closure on West Potomac Street in Williamsport

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2019) – Washington County Government reminds citizens of a road closure on West Potomac Street in Williamsport. The red line on the map indicates where the road will be closed south of North Vermont Street leading to the Route 11 bridge that crosses into West Virginia. Read more…

2019 Spudfest and Rural Heritage Fest at Washington County Rural Heritage Museum

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 5, 2019) – The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum invites citizens and their families to attend the 2019 Spudfest and Heritage Fest on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713. This is an opportunity to experience Rural Heritage first-hand! Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Mummert Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 2, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Mummert Road between addresses 12613-12635 on Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Read more…

July 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Road Closure on West Potomac Street in Williamsport

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 30, 2019) – Washington County Government announces a road closure on West Potomac Street in Williamsport. The road will be closed south of North Vermont Street leading to the Route 11 bridge that crosses into West Virginia. Read more…

Rural Heritage Museum – Volunteers

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 30, 2019) – The Rural Heritage Museum is looking for volunteers! To learn more or to sign-up as a volunteer, please click on the photo below. Read more…

Planned Power Outage in Town of Williamsport

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 29, 2019) – The Town of Williamsport will conduct the second of three planned power outages on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 to upgrade electrical service.  Read more…

Precautionary Boil Advisory Lifted for Majority of Customers in Town of Sharpsburg Water System

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 24, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces the precautionary boil water advisory has been partially rescinded for the majority of residence following the successful repairs made to the main water line and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey that produced results concluding the water is now safe for use and consumption.  Read more…

Clothing and Shoe Collection Now Offered at Landfill

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 24, 2019) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department notifies citizens there are now Clothing and Shoe Collection bins located at 40 West Landfill and the Hancock Convenience Center. Read more…

Permanent Repairs Scheduled for Water Main Break in Sharpsburg

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 24, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces crews will be on site to complete a permanent repair to the main line in the Town of Sharpsburg on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Read more…

Evening Update to Water Main Break in Sharpsburg

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 23, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality has been able to temporarily repair the broken main line and has restored service to all Sharpsburg customers. Read more…

Afternoon Update to Water Main Break in Sharpsburg

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 23, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality reports that water service has been restored to all properties on North Church Street within the Town of Sharpsburg. Read more…

Treatment Scheduled for Black Fly Control on Potomac River

Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat targeted areas of the Potomac River in Washington County as an ongoing effort to control the black fly population. Read more…

Update to Water Main Break in Sharpsburg

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 23, 2019) – TheWashington County Department of Water Quality continues to make repairs to a break in the main water line that serves North Church Street and the 200 block of Main Street within the town of Sharpsburg. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Falling Waters Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 22, 2019) – TheWashington County Division of Engineering announces a road closure on Falling Waters Road between Spielman Road (MD Route 63) and Natural Well Road on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Read more…

Boil Advisory for Sharpsburg Water System

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 22, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces a precautionary boil water advisory to customers served water by the Sharpsburg Water System.  Read more…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Water Main Break in Sharpsburg

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 22, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Environmental Management is informing residents of a water main break in the 200 block of Main Street within the town of Sharpsburg. Read more…

Division of Emergency Services Provides Tips for Extreme Heat

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 17, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services notifies citizens that the National Weather Service weather outlook for the next 5 days is forecasting extreme heat in the local area.  Read more…

Washington County Government Seeks Members for the Building Code Board of Appeals

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently passed bylaws to reinstate the Building Code Board of Appeals and is now seeking members. Read more…

Washington County Board of County Commissioners Convene as Board of Health

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners convened as the Board of Health at Tuesday’s meeting to deliver three awards. Read more…

Department of Water Quality Conducting Routine Work in Town of Sharpsburg

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2019) – TheWashington County Department of Water Quality began routine maintenance on the water storage tank in the Town of Sharpsburg.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Reiff Church Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 15, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Reiff Church Road between Shelby Circle and Daley Road on Monday, July 15, 2019.  Read more…

Washington County Parks and Recreation Survey

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 15, 2019) – Did you know that Washington County is home to 16 county-owned parks and facilities? Washington County Division of Public Works is seeking your input regarding parks and recreation across the county.  Read more…

Division of Emergency Services Utilizes Backup 911 Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 11, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services utilized the Backup 911 Center today after a lightening strike knocked out power at the Emergency Communications Center located at 16232 Elliott Parkway, Williamsport, MD. Read more…

Maryland Commerce Secretary Schulz Visits Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 9, 2019) – Washington County Government welcomed Maryland CommerceSecretary Kelly M. Schulz to the area today. Secretary Schulz visitedRider Jet Center, where she made history by being the first member of any Governor’s cabinet in Maryland to fly in a PT-19 Fairchild-built aircraft.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Mt Briar Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 8, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Mt Briar Road between Marble Quarry Road and Dogstreet Road on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Welty Church Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 8, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Welty Church Road between Sandstone Road and Misty Meadow Road on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Read more…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Poffenberger Road Closed as Rehabilitation Project Begins on Two Bridges Crossing Antietam Creek

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 3, 2019) – Washington County Division of Engineering notifies citizens that Poffenberger Road will be closed to through traffic at the two bridges crossing Antietam Creek effective Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Continued Railroad Crossing Work

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 1, 2019) – Washington County Government notifies its citizens that CSX continues to complete work at various railroad crossings across the county. Read more…

Washington County Wineries Receive Accolades at Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Competition 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 1, 2019) –Washington County Department of Business Development is excited to share that several Washington County wineries were selected as winners at the 2019 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Competition. Read more…

June 2019

First Meeting Scheduled for Ad Hoc Ethic Ordinance Review Committee

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 28, 2019) – Washington County Government announces the first meeting for the Ad Hoc Ethic Ordinance Review Committee is scheduled to be held on Monday, July 8, 2019. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for Independence Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 28, 2019) – In observance of Independence Day,Washington County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019.  Read more…

Washington County Government FY2020 Goals and FY2019 Accomplishments

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 26, 2019) – County Administrator Rob Slocum presented Washington County Government FY2020 Goals and FY2019 Accomplishments to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Road Closures for Railroad Crossing Work

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 26, 2019) – Washington County Government announces CSX will be closing several roads across the county during summer months to complete work at various railroad crossings. Read more…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Garretts Mill Road Bridge Opens to Traffic

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 25, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces Garretts Mill Road at the bridge over Israel Creek is now open to traffic, effective Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Approve New Business Leader

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 24, 2019) – TheWashington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Horowitz as Business Leader in the Department of Business Development. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Reno Monument Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 24, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Reno Monument Road between Amos Reeder Road and Maryland Route 67 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Broadfording Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 20, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department will be closing a portion of Broadfording Road from Route 40 to Martin Street for the USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure Extended on Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 20, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department will be extending the road closure on Bottom Road for an additional day.  Read more…

Ribbon Cutting at Garretts Mill Road Bridge

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 19, 2019) – Washington County Government will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the opening of Garretts Mill Road Bridge on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in southern Washington County. Details can be found in the invitation below. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Netz Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 19, 2019) – TheWashington County Highway Department will be closing a small portion of Netz Road from Route 67 to Appletown Road for the USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships. Read more…

Traffic Alert: USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 17, 2019) – Washington County is excited to welcome back competitors for the 2019 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships. The following roads and traffic patterns will be impacted by the race: Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 11, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be closing Bottom Road from Route 68 to the railroad tracks for mowing and debris removal. Read more…

Clean County Street Sweeper Collects Over 500,000 Pounds of Material

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 7, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Environmental Management is excited to announce the Clean County street sweeper is well on its way to hitting the million pound milestone. Read more…

Washington County Local Management Board Receives $723,447 Grant Award

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 7, 2019) – The Washington County Local Management Board (LMB) announced its award of $723,447 in state grant funds awarded by the Maryland Children’s Cabinet, along with the Governor’s Office for Children-a division of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Read more…

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with the Department of Business Development

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development invites you to have lunch with our 2018 Hub City Business Competition winner, C&O Taco. Read more…

May 2019

New Budget Proposal Leads to Additional Public Hearing

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 22, 2019) – The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has scheduled a public hearing for June 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Read more…

Expansion of Permit Notifications

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 22, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Plan Review and Permitting have recently expanded their notification capabilities. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for Memorial Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 22, 2019) – In observance of Memorial Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019. County services will operate as listed below: Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Schedule Additional Public Hearing

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2019) – During the Board of County Commissioners regularly scheduled May 21, 2019 meeting, the board came to a consensus to schedule a public hearing for June 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Read more…

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners awarded three local citizens at the 41st Annual John Frye Historic Preservation Awards ceremony and luncheon. Read more…

Traffic Alert: Road Work on Mt Zion Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be conducting pipe installation on the upper part of Mt Zion Road between the point at Quirack School Road to Raven Rock Road.  Read more…

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2019) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department announces Kaetzel Transfer Station will be closing on June 3, 2019 for site repairs. Read more…

Fountain Rock Elementary Wins Recycling Challenge

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2019) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department is excited to announce that as a result of Washington County student efforts, 4,822 phone books were recycled in Grosh’s Lawn Service 2019 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Read more…

Traffic Alert Update: Roads Reopen in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads reopen after being temporarily closed due to high water: Read more…

Traffic Alert: Road Closures due to High Water

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 19, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due to high water: Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Approve Funding for Maryland Nuisance Insect Fund

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 17, 2019) – On May 7, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding in the amount of $36,000 for local support of the Maryland Nuisance Insect Fund. Read more…

Hagerstown Regional Airport Receives Funding from Department of Transportation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 16, 2019) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced Hagerstown Regional Airport will receive funding from the Department of Transportation. Read more…

Washington County Government Upgrades Website

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 16, 2019) – The Washington County Public Relations and Marketingoffice announces the launching of a website redesign for Washington County Government. The site domain remains the same and can be visited at: www.washco-md.net. Read more…

Cresspond Road Now Open

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 16, 2019) – After temporarily being closed due to high water, the Washington County Highway Department announces Cresspond Road is now open. Read more…

Community Health Advisory Commission Seeks New Members

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 15, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Community Health Advisory Commission. Read more…

Cresspond Road Closed Due to High Water

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 13, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the temporary closing of Cresspond Road due to high water. Read more…

Dellinger Road Closed Due to High Water

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 6, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the temporary closing of Dellinger Road due to high water. Read more…

Washington County Parks Open

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 2, 2019) –The Washington County Parks & Facilities Department announces all county-owned parks will officially open on Saturday, May 4, 2019. County-owned parks include:  Read more…

April 2019

Black Rock Golf Course Wins Best Golf Course in Tristate Area

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 30, 2019) – Washington County Government is proud to announce Black Rock Golf Course was named as the Best Golf Course in the Best of the Tristate Awards presented by VerStanding MediaRead more…

Rural Legacy Program Recognition

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 26, 2019) – At the April 24, 2019 Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Hogan announced the approval of funding for the 100,000th acre of land protected in perpetuity under the Rural Legacy Program. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Schedule Additional Public Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 24, 2019) – During theBoard of County Commissioners regularly scheduled April 23, 2019 meeting, the board came to a consensus to schedule an additional public meeting for April 30, 2019.  Read more…

Update to Road Projects in South County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 23, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Engineering provides the following update regarding road repair and restoration projects in the southern part of Washington County that was heavily impacted by the May 2018 flooding: Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for Good Friday

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 15, 2019) – In observance of Good Friday, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019. County services will operate as listed below: Read more…

Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week: April 7-13

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD (April 9, 2019) — The Washington County Division of Emergency Services is teaming up with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to promote citizen awareness and preparedness for Maryland Severe Storms Awareness week that is taking place from April 7th – April 13th. Read more…

Change of Location for Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 8, 2019) – In lieu of its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be attending a tour of Tolson’s Chapel and School, 111 E. High Street, Sharpsburg, Maryland at 5:00 p.m. Read more…

SBA Disaster Loans Available in Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 8, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services would like to notify Washington County citizens of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans following the Secretary of Agriculture’s Disaster Declaration. Please read the release below from the U.S. Small Business Administration for more information. Read more…

Congressman David Trone Hosts Washington County Economic Development Roundtable

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 5, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development participated in a Washington County Economic Development Roundtable hosted by Congressman David Trone on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Hagerstown Regional AirportRead more…

Washington County Department of Business Development Selected to Receive MEDA Award

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 3, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is excited to announce it has been selected to receive an award from the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA). Read more…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Washington County Government Budget 101

Washington County Government and the Board of County Commissioners are in the heart of budget season and planning for fiscal year 2020. To best inform our citizens, we would like to provide a simplistic overview of main budgetary goals and focus on where and how tax payers dollars are being spent throughout the County.  Read more…

Washington County Government Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 3, 2019) – The Office of Budget and Finance for Washington County Government was recently awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Annual Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Pleasant Valley Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 2, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be closing Pleasant Valley Road from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 for pipe replacement. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Garretts Mill Road Closed for Pipe Replacement

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 1, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be closing Garretts Mill Road from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 for pipe replacement. Read more…

Washington County Government Seeks Members for the Community Health Advisory Committee

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 1, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Community Health Advisory Commission. Read more…

March 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rail Work to Continue Throughout the Weekend

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2019) – Norfolk Southern Railroad has informed the County that the second phase of crossing work needs to be extended into next week. Read more…

Washington County Gaming Commission Accepting Applications for Funding

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 27, 2019) – The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin the 2019 funding cycle on April 1, 2019. All qualifying charitable organizations with a Washington County presence are encouraged to apply. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Cloverleaf Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 26, 2019) – The Department of Water Quality repaired a sewer line on Cloverleaf Road at the intersection of Coffman Avenue last week. While the sewer line was repaired, there is now a need to be repair the asphalt.  Read more…

Washington County Government Seeks Members Disabilities Advisory Committee

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 26, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Disabilities Advisory Committee. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Sandstone Drive

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 26, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be closing the road at 13337 Sandstone Drive on Thursday, March 28, 2019 for pipe replacement. Sandstone Drive will be closed between Greensburg Road and Kretsinger Road while the pipe is being replaced. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure and Opening Updates

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 22, 2019) – As of 4:00 p.m., the Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have reopened after being temporarily closed due to high water: Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure and Opening Updates

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 22, 2019) – As of 1:00 p.m., the Washington County Highway Department announces the following road is now closed due to high water: Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Road Closures Due to High Water

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 22, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due to high water: Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Road Closures Due to High Water

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 22, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due to high water: Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure Due to High Water

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 21, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closure due to high water and debris: Read more…

Citizen’s Stormwater and Watershed Survey

Washington County Division of Environmental Management would like your help in getting feedback about our citizens’ knowledge and interest regarding stormwater and watershed programs. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cloverleaf Road Reopens

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2019) – After repairing a sewer line, the Washington County Department of Water Quality reopens Cloverleaf Road on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Orebank Road Closed for Road Work

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department has closed a portion of Orebank Road between the addresses of 11915 and 11909 again today, Wednesday March 20, 2019.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Orebank Road Closed for Road Work

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 19, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Departmenwill be closing a portion of Orebank Road between the addresses of 11915 and 11909 for approximately three hours Tuesday, March 19, 2019 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Cloverleaf Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 18, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality will be repairing a sewer line on Cloverleaf Road on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., Cloverleaf Road between Coffman Avenue and Allen Avenue will remain closed to thru traffic until the repair is completed. Read more…

Washington County Parks & Facilities Summer Hours

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 18, 2019) – The Washington County Parks & Facilities Department announces the summer schedule which will go into effect on Monday, April 1, 2019. Summer operational hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Norfolk Southern Railroad to Conduct Phase Two of Rail Work

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 15, 2019) – Norfolk Southern Railroad has informed the County that the second phase of crossing work will begin on or about Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Each crossing may be closed for up to five days to complete the rail replacement, weather permitting. Read more…

Registration for 2019 RUNFEST

We are just two days away from the 2019 RUN FEST in downtown Hagerstown!

The Washington County Recreation and Fitness Department encourages you to register for the race at: imathlete.com/events/spdrunfest. This event includes a Clover Run for kids, 5k, 8k, and half marathon race. For a map of the race course, click here. Read more…

Saint Patrick’s Day RUNFEST Road Closures

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 13, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Departmentannounces a road closure on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Participants in the Saint Patrick’s Day Run Fest Half Marathon will be passing through Marty Snook Park as part of their course. Read more…

Business Climate Survey

Washington County Department of Business Development would like your help in getting feedback about doing business in Washington County. Please take a few minutes to complete our Business Climate Survey so we can better serve your business. Read more…

 

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 3, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Monday, March 3, 2019. Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 1, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay today, Friday, March 1, 2019. Read more…

February 2019

Washington County and City of Hagerstown Share Investigation Results

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 29, 2019) – On September 24, 2018, Washington County Government and the Division of Emergency Services were contacted regarding an alleged employee dishonesty insurance loss claim with the Volunteer Independent Junior Fire Company. The Independent Junior Fire Company is one of the 26 volunteer fire/EMS companies that serve throughout Washington County and the City of Hagerstown. Read more…

Mutual Agreement Made Between Board of County Commissioners and Chief Operations Officer

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 28, 2019) – James B. Hovis, Chief Operations Officer, and the Board of County Commissioners have mutually and amicably agreed on Mr. Hovis’ separation from County employment. The Board wishes Mr. Hovis luck in his future endeavors. Read more…

Deadline Reminder for SBA Working Capital Loans

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 26, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services would like to share the following information provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Several Road Reopen in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have reopened in Washington County: Read more…

CORRECTION: Washington County Road Closures Due to High Wind

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due high winds, causing several downed trees and power lines: Read more…

Washington County Road Closures Due to High Wind

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due high winds, causing several downed tress and power lines: Read more…

Dam 4 Road Closed to Downed Power Lines

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 24, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the closure of Dam 4 Road, between Shaffer Road and Woburn Road. The closure is due high winds, causing several downed power lines. Read more…

Farmers Market Meet and Greet

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 22, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development will be hosting a meet and greet event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to prepare for the upcoming 2019 Farmers Market season. This event will bring together managers of local farmers markets to meet with farmers and vendors who are looking to sell their products at farmers markets across Washington County.  Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 21, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay today, Thursday, February 21, 2019. Read more…

Landfill Closing at Noon

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – Washington County Department of Solid Waste would like to announce 40 West Landfill and all transfer stations will be closing at noon on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to weather and road conditions. All stations will return to normal operating hours on Thursday, February 21, 2019 unless otherwise indicated. Read more…

Washington County Government Seeks Members for Environmental Management Advisory Committee

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Environmental Management Advisory Committee. Read more…

Recreation Programs Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – Due to weather conditions, all Washington County Recreation program activities scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 are cancelled. Read more…

Liberal Leave for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 20, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Read more…

Washington County Government Board of County Commissioners Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 19, 2019) –Washington County Government would like to announce the “Open Session” portion of the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2019, will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Closure on East Oak Ridge Drive

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 14, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department will be replacing the guardrail at the bridge on East Oak Ridge Drive. The road will be closed between Westside Avenue and Southern Boulevard on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with detour signs in place. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for President’s Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 14, 2019) – In observance of President’s Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019. Read more…

Washington County Government Board of County Commissioners Meeting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2019) –Washington County Government would like to announce the “Closed Session” portion of the meeting today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, will be delayed by 1-hour.  Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Read more…

Evening Recreation Programs Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 11, 2019) – Due to weather conditions, all Washington County Recreation program activities will be cancelled for this evening, Monday, February 11, 2019. Read more…

Liberal Leave for Washington County Government

HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 11, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay today, Monday, February 11, 2019. Read more…

Permitting Software Upgrade
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 8, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to let the public know that starting Friday, February 15, 2019, upgrades will begin to its permitting software, Accela Automation.. Read more…

2019 State of the County Video Presentation
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 6, 2019) – Washington County Government presented its annual State of the County address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. For those who were unable to attend and would like to watch the address, the full video can be viewed by clicking HERE. Read more…

Update: Sharpsburg Boil Advisory Lifted
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 4, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces the boil water advisory has been lifted for the residents in the Town of Sharpsburg, stating samples indicate there is no contamination in the public water system. Read more…

Update: Water Main Break in Sharpsburg
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 2, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality announces the repair of the water main line break, restoring service to the residents in the Town of Sharpsburg. Read more..

Water Main Break in Sharpsburg
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 2, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Environmental Management is informing residents of a water main break at South Church stream crossing. Read more…

Evening Recreation Programs Cancelled
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 1, 2019) – Due to weather conditions, all Washington County Recreation program activities will be cancelled for this evening, Friday, February 1, 2019. Read more…

January 2019

 

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, January 31, 2019. Read more…

Warming Centers Available to Escape Extreme Temperatures
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2019) – Washington County Division of Emergency Services notifies its citizens that the County continues to monitor the weather and power outages and remains in coordination with local and state agencies. Read more…

SURVEY: Board of County Commissioners Weekly Meetings
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners endeavors to create and operate in a participatory and transparent environment.  Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees due to inclement weather and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay today, Wednesday January 30, 2019. Read more…

Evening Recreation Programs Cancelled
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 29, 2019) – Due to the forecasted weather, all Washington County Recreation program activities will be cancelled for this evening, Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Read more…

Washington County Government Seeks Members for Code Review Committee
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 25, 2019) – The Washington County Division of Construction is looking to fill the following positions to serve on the Code Review Committee: Read more…

Cresspond Road Closed Due to High Water
HAGERSTOWN, MD January 25, 2019) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the closing of Cresspond Road due to high water. Read more…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Norfolk Southern Railroad to Conduct Work Across County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 18, 2019) – Norfolk Southern Railroad has informed the County that crossing work will occur on January 22, 2019 and January 23, 2019. Read more…

Cancellations for Recreation & Fitness Weekend Programs
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 18, 2019) – Washington County Recreation and Fitness Departmentannounces that all daytime program activities will take place as scheduled on Saturday, January 19, 2019. There will not be any Saturday evening programs. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 18, 2019) – In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019. County services will operate as listed below: Read more…

No County Electrical Inspections on January 30th
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 18, 2019) – TheWashington County Division of Construction would like to let the public know that on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, electrical inspections will not be performed due the electrical inspection staff attending required training. Read more…

Evening Recreation Programs Cancelled
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 17, 2019) – Due to the forecasted weather, all Washington County Recreation program activities except for Adult Soccer (at Hagerstown Community College) will be cancelled for this evening, Thursday, January 17, 2019. Read more…

Hagerstown Regional Airport Will Offer Flights to Myrtle Beach
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 15, 2019) – Hagerstown Regional Airport would like to announce that beginning June 6, 2019, Allegiant will be offering flights to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 13, 2019) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees until noon on Monday, January 14, 2019, due to inclement weather and icy road conditions. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Plan Review and Permitting
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 9, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley R. Holloway as Director of the Division of Plan Review and Permitting. Read more…

Washington County Division of Emergency Services Fire Operations Manager Sam Anderson Completes International Professional Designation Process
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 2, 2019) – Sam Anderson, fire operations officer for Washington County Division of Emergency Services, has successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). Read more…

December 2018

 

Washington County Government Closed for New Year’s Holiday
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 27, 2018) – In observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for Christmas
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 20, 2018) – In observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Read more…

Morning Update: Dellinger Road Reopens in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 19, 2018) – The  Washington County Highway Department announces the following road reopens after being temporarily closed due to high water: Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New County Attorney
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 18, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk C. Downey as County Attorney effective immediately. Read more…

Southern Boulevard Bypass Opens to Traffic
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 18, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering is pleased to announce the completion of construction for a new roadway that connects Frederick Street (Alt. 40) and East Oak Ridge Drive. Read more…

Morning Update: Dellinger Road Remains Closed in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 18, 2018) – The  Washington County Highway Department announces the following road remains closed due to high water: Read more…

Afternoon Update: Several Roads Reopen in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 17, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened after being temporarily closed due to high water: Read more…

USDA Highlights Opportunities for Producers and Vendors
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 17, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Business Development would like to share the information the United States Department of Agriculture recently released regarding opportunities for producers and vendors. Please read press release below for more information. Read more…

Morning Update: High Water Causes Multiple Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 17, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closures due to high water: Read more…

High Water Causes Road Closure in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 16, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road closure due to high water: Read more…

2018-2022 Washington County Board of County Commissioners
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 4, 2018) – The newly-elected Board of County Commissioners officially began their four year term today with a swearing-in ceremony at Washington County Circuit Court . The Honorable Daniel P. Dwyer officiated the ceremony. Read more…

Free Christmas Tree Recycling at County Solid Waste Sites
HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 3, 2017) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Washington County residents. All lights, ornaments, and nails must be removed from the tree. Trees will be accepted daily beginning December 26, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Read more…

November 2018

 

Arbor Day Poster Contest – Submissions Due by February 1st
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 29, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Business Development would like to invite all fifth-graders in Washington County to submit for the 2019 Arbor Day Poster Contest.  Read more…

Washington County Parks & Facilities Winter Hours
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 28, 2018) – The Washington County Parks & Facilities Department announces the winter schedule which will go into effect on Monday, December 3, 2018. Winter hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Read more…

Road Closure on Yale Drive for Turkey Trot 5K
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 20, 2018) – TheWashington County Highway Department in conjunction with the Washington County Recreation and Fitness Department announces a road closing the morning of Thursday, November 22, 2018 on Yale Drive from Medical Campus to Hagerstown Community College. The road will be closed from 8:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. for the 2018 Turkey Trot. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 20, 2018) – In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018. County services will operate as listed below: Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 16, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees until noon due to inclement weather and road conditions. Read more…

Washington County Government Offices Closing at 3:00PM
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 15, 2018) – Due to weather and road conditions, all non-essential Washington County Government offices and facilities will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Read more…

All Washington County Recreation and Fitness Activities Cancelled
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 15, 2018) – Washington County Recreation and Fitness Department announces all programs and rentals scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 are cancelled. This includes all sites: HCC ARCC Arena and WCPS sites – Maugansville, Pangborn, Rockland Woods, Ruth Monroe, Four Star Athletic Complex and Diakon Senior Living Center. Read more…

Liberal Leave in Effect for Washington County Government
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 15, 2018) – Due to the closure of Washington County Public Schools,Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees until noon due to inclement weather and road conditions. Read more…

Washington County Government Operating On-time
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 15, 2018) – Washington County Government is operating on time. All Washington County employees should report to work at their regularly scheduled hours. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Public Works
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 13, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Eshleman to Director of Public Works effective upon the retirement of Jim Sterling. Read more…

Washington County Government Closed in Observance of Veterans Day
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 9, 2018) – In observance of Veterans Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018. County services will operate as listed below: Read more…

Tax Reform for Farmers and Ranchers
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2018) – Washington County Government recently received information from the IRS Legislative Affairs Division – Congressional Affairs Program regarding changes to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (commonly known as tax reform), which will directly affect farmers and ranchers. Read more…

Washington County Workforce Development Employer Summit 
HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 1, 2018) – Washington County Department of Business Development would like to invite interested businesses and partners to attend the 2018 Washington County Workforce Development Employer Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Hagerstown Community CollegeRead more…

October 2018

 

Bottom Road Closure
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 31, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Bottom Road for Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The road will be closed for shoulder work. Read more…

Road Work on Rowe Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 31, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces immediate road work at the intersection of Rowe Road and Itnyre Road due to a collapsed pipe. Crews are onsite working to remove and replace the pipe. Read more…

Washington County Announces 2018-2019 Farm of the Year
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 30, 2018) – TheWashington County Department of Business Development is pleased to announce STAR Equestrian Center as recipient of the 2018-2019 Washington County Farm of the Year. The winning farm showcases excellence in agriculture and promotes a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today’s farmers. Read more…

Call for Vendors: 2018 Premium Outlets Holiday Farmers and Artisan Market
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 26, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Business Development continues to seek vendors for the 2018 Premium Outlet Holiday Farmers and Artisan Market. This will mark the fourth year of this locally-sourced holiday farmers market. The market will run for 5 consecutive weekends, beginning November 23 and ending December 23, 2018. Read more…

Sandy Hook Road Opens to Thru Traffic
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 25, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to announce the opening of Sandy Hook Road effective at 4:00 p.m. on October 25, 2018.  Read more…

Construction Begins on Garretts Mill Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 24, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering would like to announce that construction work has started on the Garretts Mill Road bridge replacement that was damaged from the May 2018 South County floods. The contractor has initiated the demolition and utility relocation phases of the project. Read more…

Road Closure on Chestnut Grove Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 22, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Chestnut Grove Road. The closure will be effective on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. Read more…

Road Closure on Amos Reeder Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 19, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Amos Reeder Road. The closure will be effective on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. Read more…

Transportation Planning Organization Seeks Public Input
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 17, 2018) – The transportation planning organization,Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Organization (HEPMO), is currently soliciting public input to help develop a Regional Traffic Safety and Improvement Study. For information on the survey, please review the press release below from HEPMPO. Read more…

Great Shakeout Drill to Take Place Thursday
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 17, 2018) – The Division of Emergency Services is proud to join the Maryland Emergency Management AgencyFEMA and the Ready Campaign PrepareAthon to promote Earthquake Preparedness this October and is encouraging everyone to take part in The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills occurring across the county on October 18th at 10:18 a.m. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Airport Director
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 17, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is very pleased to announce the appointment of Garrison A. Plessinger to the role of Director of the Hagerstown Regional Airport effective November 5, 2018. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Business Development
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 16, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Small to Director of the Department of Business Development. She will assume her new role as director effective immediately. Read more…

Washington County Government Launches ‘Making Connections’ Campaign
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 16, 2018) – Washington County Government celebrated the launching of Making Connections during a groundbreaking ceremony at Crayton Boulevard. This campaign consists of four public-private partnerships that will bridge the way for new development and growth opportunities. Read more…

Call for Vendors: 2018 Premium Outlets Holiday Farmers and Artisan Market
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 15, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is seeking vendors for the 2018 Premium Outlet Holiday Farmers and Artisan Market. This will mark the fourth year of this locally-sourced holiday farmers market. The market will run for 5 consecutive weekends, beginning November 23 and ending December 23, 2018. Read more…

Sandy Hook Road Update
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 15, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to provide citizens with an update to a National Park Service (NPS) project at Sandy Hook Road in southern Washington County. Read more…

Road Closure on Boonsboro Mountain Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 15, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure for road and culvert repairs on Boonsboro Mountain Road between Keadle Road and Mt Laurel Road. The closure will be effective on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. Read more…

Change of Location: Grain Bin Rescue Training Rescheduled for October 24th

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 8, 2018) – Washington County Government announces the local Grain Bin Rescue Training that was cancelled earlier in September has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will now be held in the rear parking lot at Funkstown Fire Company at 2 South Westside Avenue, Funkstown, MD 21740. All first responders are encouraged to attend this important training. Read more…

Hagerstown Regional Airport Receives Reauthorization of Essential Air Service Grant Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 5, 2018) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen with Congressman John K. Delaney announced on Thursday, October 4, 2018 thatHagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) received an extension of its Essential Air Services (EAS) funding through March 2019. Read more…

Rockdale Road Closed for Mowing
HAGERSTOWN, MD (OCTOBER 4, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the closing of Rockdale Rd. from Alt. 40 to the spur on Monday, October 8th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read more…

County Attorney John Martirano Accepts New Position
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 3, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners would like to congratulateCounty Attorney John Martirano on his new position as Deputy Legal Counsel with Washington County Public Schools. Read more…

Grain Bin Training Rescheduled for October 24th
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 3, 2018) – Washington County Government announces the local Grain Bin Rescue Training that was cancelled earlier in September has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Hagerstown Fire Department Training Center, 940 Bowman Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740. All first responders are encouraged to attend this important training. Read more…

Update to Road Projects in South County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 2, 2018) – TheWashington County Division of Engineering provides the following update regarding road repair and restoration in the southern part of Washington County that was heavily impacted by the May 2018 flooding: Read more…

Afternoon Update: Roads Reopen in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 1, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened after being temporarily closed due to high water: Dellinger Rd. and Cresspond Rd. Read more…

Morning Update: Several Roads Remained Closed in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 1, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads remain closed due to high water: Dellinger Rd. and Cresspond Rd. Read more…

September 2018

 

Morning Update: Several Roads Remained Closed in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 30, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads remain closed due to high water: Dellinger Rd. and Cresspond Rd. Read more…

Afternoon Update: Several Roads Reopen in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 29, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened after being temporarily closed due to high water: Kemps Mill Rd., Bakersville Rd. from Sprecher Rd. to Tommytown Rd., Taylors Landing between 16937 – 16960, Pectonville Rd. at the steel bridge, and Wishard Rd. Read more…

Multiple Parks Reopen in Washington County after Flooding
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 29, 2018) – The Washington County Parks and Facilities Department announces multiple county parks reopen after being temporarily closed due to high water: Devils Backbone County Park and Camp Harding County Park. Read more…

Morning Update: Several Roads Remained Closed in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 29, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads are closed due to high water: Independence Rd, from Rt. 40 to FOP, Kemps Mill Rd.from the mill to Walnut Point Rd., Bakersville Rd. from Sprecher Rd. to Tommytown Rd., Taylors Landing between 16937 – 16960, Dellinger Rd., Pectonville Rd. at the steel bridge, Cresspond Rd., and Wishard Rd. Read more…

Evening Update: Several Roads Remained Closed in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads are closed due to high water: Kemps Mill Rd., Bakersville Rd. from Sprecher Rd. to Tommytown Rd., Taylors Landing between 16937 – 16960, Dellinger Rd., Pectonville Rd. at the steel bridge, Cresspond Rd., and Wishard Rd. Read more…

Noon Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces that Ashton Rd. at Gruber Rd. is now open.

The following roads remain closed due to high water: Dellinger Rd., Pectonville Rd. at the steel bridge, Cresspond Rd., Wishard Rd., and Catholic Church Rd. Read more…

High Water Causes Multiple Park Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2018) – The Washington County Parks and Facilities Department announces the closure of the following county parks due to high water: Devils Backbone County Park and Camp Harding County Park. Read more…

Update: High Water Causes Multiple Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announce the following road closures due to high water: Dellinger Rd., Pectonville Rd. at the steel bridge, Cresspond Rd., Wishard Rd., Catholic Church Rd., and Ashton Rd. at Gruber Rd. Read more…

High Water Causes Multiple Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announce the following road closures due to high water: Pectonville Rd. at the steel bridge, Cresspond Rd., Wishard Rd., Catholic Church Rd., and Ashton Rd. at Gruber Rd. Read more…

Update from NPS: C&O Canal National Historical Park
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2018) – Please reference the news release below from the National Park Service. Read more…

Washington County Joins City of Hagerstown for Meeting with Local Realtors
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Plan Review and Permitting collaborated with theCity of Hagerstown’s Planning and Code Administration Department to meet with over 20 local RE/MAX Achievers agents to answer frequently asked questions relating to permitting and plan review. Read more…

Cresspond Road Reopens
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces Cresspond Road is now open. Read more…

Local Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Energy Efficiency Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 26, 2018) – TheWashington County Department of Business Development extends an invitation to local farms and agriculture businesses to apply for the 2019 Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program that was recently launched from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Read more…

Cresspond Road Closed
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 25, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the closing of Cresspond Road due to high water. Read more…

Washington County Receives Grant for Future Site of C&O Canal National Historical Park Headquarters
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 21, 2018) – The Board of County Commissioners approved Washington CountyGovernment to become a grant recipient from theDepartment of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the purchase of real property in Williamsport, MD as the new site location for the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park Headquarters. The grant amount awarded is up to $1.25 million. Read more…

Washington County Government Hires Business Specialist
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 19, 2018) – Washington County Government and Board of County Commissioners announce the appointment of Linda Spence as Business Specialist in the Department of Business Development. Her appointment began on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Read more…

Bottom Road Closure
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 19, 2018) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces the closure of Bottom Road from Route 68 at the Tannery to the railroad tracks on Tuesday, September 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This road closure will be for pipe flushing. Read more…

Leiters Mill Road Closure
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 18, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces that Leiters Mill Road between Leitersburg Pike and Strite Road will be closed for road work on Thursday, September 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read more…

Cresspond Road Reopens in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 17, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces that Cresspond Road between Rockdale Road and Broadfording Road is now open. Read more…

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 17, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road remains closed: Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more…

Morning Update:  Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 16, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road remains closed due to high water: Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more…

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 15, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road has been reopened: Dellinger Rd. Read more…

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 15, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road has reopened: Pecktonville Rd. at the steel bridge. Read more…

Tilt Studio Celebrates Grand Opening
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 14, 2018) – Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to announce the official grand opening of Tilt Studio in Hagerstown, MD. This new business is located at the PREIT– owned Valley MallRead more…

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 14, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Independence Rd. from 40 to FOP and Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk. Read more…

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 14, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announce the following road closures due to high water: Independence Rd. from 40 to FOP, Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk., Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd., Dellinger Rd., and Pecktonville Rd. at the steel bridge. Read more…

Evening Update: Several Roads Reclosed in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads are closed due to high water: Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk., Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd., Dellinger Rd., and Pecktonville Rd. at the steel bridge. Read more…

Weather Alert for Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services informs all citizens that due to recent precipitation in the region, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Washington County until 8:15 p.m. Read more…

Washington County Receives $51,455 Grant Award
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – Washington County Board of Commissioners announced its award of $51,455 in Community Development Block Grant Funds by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The grant award will fund a much needed after-school youth program provided by the Hagerstown YMCA in Hancock, Maryland.  Read more…

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more…

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads remain closed due to high water: Dellinger Rd and Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more…

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 12, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk. Read more…

Morning Update: Several Roads Remain Closed in Washington County
The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Independence Rd. from 40 to FOP, and Kemps Mill Rd. Read more…

Public Notice: Sandy Hook Road Closure
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 11, 2018) – To accommodate the National Park Service’s schedule for the landslide remediation, the Washington County Division of Engineering announces the closing of Sandy Hook Road at noon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. This closure will allow for the completion of the gabion wall removal in front of the landslide. Read more…

High Water Causes Multiple Road Closures in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 10, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department announce the following road closures due to high water: Read more…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Work Scheduled to Begin on Sandy Hook Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 7, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering has awarded a contract to Outdoor Contractors of Hancock, MD for the removal of the temporary rockfall protection wall. Read more…

Agreement of Sale of Real Property Signed
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 6, 2018) – On September 4, 2018, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted and approved the Agreement of Sale of Real Property to Issac Holdings, LLC, a South Korean company. Read more…

August 2018

 

Grain Bin Rescue Training will be hosted at Hagerstown Fire Department
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 31, 2018) – Washington County Government is pleased to announce that Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company has received the Nominate Your Fire Department award. This award was given on behalf of Nationwide, in partnership with National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), to recognize fire departments from across the country. Read more…

Washington County Joins Nationwide Opioid Litigation Movement
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2018) – Washington County Government has filed litigation in federal court against numerous opioid manufacturers and distributors seeking damages relating to the ongoing opioid crisis in the County. Read more…

Frederick Street Scheduled to Reopen on August 31st
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 29, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Frederick Street (Alt. 40) between Kenly Avenue and W. Poplar Street to thru traffic. The reopening is scheduled for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Read more…

Chestnut Grove Road Scheduled to Reopen on August 31st
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 29, 2018) – TheWashington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Chestnut Grove Road to thru traffic following culvert replacement and road repairs due to flood damage suffered earlier this year. The road reopening is scheduled for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Read more…

Road Closure on Leiters Mill Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 24, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure at Leiters Mill Road between Leitersburg Pike and Strite Road. The closure will be effective on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. Read more…

Washington County Receives Rural Legacy Program Awards
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 22, 2018) – Governor Hogan announced the Rural Legacy Program awards for the 2019 fiscal year at today’s Board of Public Works meeting. The Washington County Land Preservation staff from the Department of Planning and Zoning was on hand to accept an award in the amount of $2,301,545.  Read more…

Approval for New Apprenticeship Program in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 14, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality recently received approval to implement a Wastewater Operator Apprenticeship training program. The Maryland Training and Apprenticeship Council unanimously approved the department’s request, allowing the Department of Water Quality to become only the second approved active waster operator program in the state of Maryland.  Read more…

Washington County Government Hosts Commissioner Candidate Open House
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 13, 2018) –Washington County Government hosted an inaugural Commissioner Candidate Open House on Tuesday, August 13, 2018. The County Administrator’s Office delivered an overview of Washington County Government, informing candidates or representatives of its mission, vision, values, and overall operations. Read more…

Road Closure on Spade Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 8, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Spade Road from Kaiser Ridge Road to Mt Tabor Road. The closure will be effective on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Read more…

Progress in South County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 7, 2018) –The Washington County Division of Engineering would like to notify the public of an update to the debris removal and slope stabilization of Sandy Hook Road in South County. The National Park Service has issued a Notice to Proceed to the Asturian Group to complete the debris removal and JMT Engineering will be developing the slope stabilization plan.  Read more…

Gaming Commission Awards Over $1.9 Million in Allocations
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 7, 2018) – The Washington County Gaming Commission announced its gaming fund distribution to theWashington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, as well as 82 local charitable organizations. Read more…

Washington County Government Opens New IT Learning Center
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2018) – The Washington County Information Technology Department announces the opening of a new IT Learning Center at 33 West Washington Street, located in room 200 within the County Office building. This Center consists of 16 virtual stations running Windows 10 and will be used for internal training purposes.  Read more…

Road Closure on Frederick Street Beginning on August 6th
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 1, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces a road closure at Frederick Street (Alt 40) between Kenly Avenue and West Poplar Street. The closure will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and will be closed to through traffic for approximately 30 days. Read more…

July 2018

 

Washington County Receives Federal Crop Disaster Designation
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 27, 2018) – The state of Maryland has received Federal Crop Disaster Designation for multiple counties—one of those being Washington County. This designation was approved in response to Governor Larry Hogan’s letter requesting federal relief for Maryland farmers affected by this spring’s excessive rainfall. Read more…

Floodproofing Workshops to be hosted in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 27, 2018) – The Maryland Silver Jackets Team, an interagency group composed of multiple state, federal and local agencies, will be presenting two separate workshops in Washington County on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Washington County Free Library. Read more…

Washington County Government Hires New Executive Assistant
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 20, 2018) – Washington County Government and Board of County Commissioners announces the hiring of Tiffany Miller as the new executive assistant. Read more…

Plastic Bag Recyclables
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 19, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Environmental Management announces that as of July 1, 2018 theState of Maryland has closed their recycling division of Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) at the local prison facility and will no longer be collecting any recyclable materials. Read more…

2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholarships
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 18, 2018) – As part of the Nuffield International Farming Scholars Program, the Washington County Department of Business Development announces that the application for the 2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholarships is now open. Read more…

Washington County Government Hires New Director for Division of Health and Human Services
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 17, 2018) – Washington County Government and Board of County Commissioners announces the promotion of Deb Peyton to Director for the Division of Health and Human Services. She will assume her new role as director on August 1, 2018. Read more…

Secretary Mike Gill and Delegate William Wivell Visit Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2018) – Washington County Government welcomed Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Gill and local representative Delegate Wivell to tour the old Fort Ritchie site. As hosts of this event, JG Business Link International presented plans on the future development of the Cascade Town Centre. Read more…

Washington County Local Management Board Receives $593,707 Grant Award 
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 13, 2018) – The Washington County Local Management Board (LMB) announced its award of $593,707 in state grant funds awarded by the Maryland Children’s Cabinet through theGovernor’s Office for Children. The grant award will fund five initiatives aimed at strengthening and improving the lives of youth and families residing in Washington County.  Read more…

Washington County Welcomes New Business
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 13, 2018) – As Washington County continues to grow and expand in its economic development, the Washington County Department of Business Development was excited to welcomeRing Container Technologies, Inc. at the grand opening of their new facility in Hagerstown, MD. Read more…

2018-2019 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 11, 2018) – Washington County’s Department of Business Development continues to thrive with abundant agricultural lands that are filled with products and commodities that support our community, state, and nation. Read more…

Ice Cream at the Market
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 10, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development is excited to supportValley Co-op and the Historic City Farmers Market  as they collaborate to present Ice Cream at the Market on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. until noon. Read more…

Potomac River Treatment
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 10, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat a targeted area of the Potomac River in Washington County. Read more…

UPDATE: FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Aid for Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 7, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to further clarify the press release sent at 2:40 p.m.. Washington County Government is pleased that the Federal Government has secured funding for state, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Frederick and Washington Counties. Read more…

FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Aid for Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 7, 2018) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides the following information regarding available assistance for Washington County. Read more…

Washington County Government Appoints New County Clerk
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 5, 2018) – Washington County Government and the Board of County Commissioners announce the appointment of a new County Clerk, Krista L. Hart. This appointment will go into effect as of Thursday, July 5, 2018. Read more…

Washington County Government Offices Closed on July 4th
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 3, 2018) – In observance of Independence Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday July 4, 2018. Read more…

June 2018

 

Public Notice: Harpers Ferry Road Reopens
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 22, 2018) – On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Washington County Division of Engineering and Highway Department announces the reopening of traffic on Harpers Ferry Road south of Morgan Pine Road effective immediately.  Read more…

Traffic Alert: Several Roads Reopen in Hancock
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 21, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the reopening of several roads in Hancock, Maryland. The western section of Riser Road is now open, and Alleghany County Line Road from Pearre Road to the State Property has also been reopened to traffic. Read more…

Public Notice: Sandy Hook Road Set to Reopen June 21st at 4pm
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 20, 2018) – On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Washington County Division of Engineering and Highway Department announces the reopening of Sandy Hook Road in southern Washington County. Read more…

Washington County Government Seeks Members for Two New Committees
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 20, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently passed bylaws to establish two new committees: Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Environmental Management Advisory Committee. Read more…

Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 18, 2018) – Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the U.S. Small business administration (SBA) approved his request for a physical disaster declaration following flooding that began on May 15 and lasted for several days. Read more…

Traffic Advisory: City of Hagerstown – June 15
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 13, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to pass along the following information provided by the City of Hagerstown Department of Parks and Engineering: Read more…

2018 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Winners
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 11, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Business Development Office announces several local wineries and vineyards that were winners at the 2018 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Competition. Read more…

Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 8, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Planning & Zoning  announces that the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) is currently accepting applications for their Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program. Read more…

Fountain Rock Elementary Wins Recycling Challenge
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 7, 2018) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department is excited to announce that as a result of Washington County student efforts, 6,265 phone books were recycled in this year’s Grosh’s Lawn Service 2018 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Read more…

Maryland Voad Offers Flood Home Cleanup Hotline
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (June 6, 2018) – For Washington County residents impacted by the recent flooding, Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) provides the following information regarding assistance from several relief agencies: Read more…

Traffic Alert: Multiple Road Closures
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2018) – Due to road damage caused by severe flooding, the Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the following roadways are closed: Read more…

Traffic Alert: Deneen Road in Hancock is Closed
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2018) – Due to severe flash flooding and road damage, the Washington County Highway Department would like to announce that Deneen Road in Hancock, Maryland is closed until further notification. Read more…

Traffic Alert: Roads Reopen After Flash Flooding
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2018) – Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce that the following roadways have been reopened to traffic as of this morning: Read more…

Flooding Causes Multiple Road Closures
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 4, 2018) – Due to severe flooding, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce that the following roadways are closed: Read more…

Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 3, 2018) – The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning along the Potomac River for the affected areas of Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Williamsport and Hancock. Read more…

May 2018

 

Washington County Releases 2019 Permit Sale Dates and Locations
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 31, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Solid Waste announces the 2019 Permit Sale dates, time, locations, and rates. Read more…

Williamsport Man is Welcomed Home After Near Death Experience
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 29, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services, along with crews from Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS and Clear Spring Fire Rescue, greeted Dennis Geyer in the same driveway where they worked to free him and save his life back in April 2018.  Read more…

Washington County Hosts Town Hall Meeting in South County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 25, 2018) – Over 200 citizens of South County attended a town hall meeting hosted by Washington County Government and Washington County Division of Emergency Service Read more…

Washington County Government Offices Closed Memorial Day
HAGERSTOWN, MD. (May 25, 2018) – In observance of Memorial Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. County resident services will operate as follows: Read more…

Significant Water Flow Numbers From South County Flood
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 24, 2018) – Washington County Department of Water Quality experienced significant amounts of water flow at several wastewater treatment plants last week during the flooding in South County. Read more…

Valley Road and Part of Harpers Ferry Reopens to Thru Traffic
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 23, 2018) – As of the afternoon of May 23, 2018, Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Valley Road to thru traffic. Read more…

Keep Tryst Road Reopens to Thru Traffic
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 22, 2018) – As of the afternoon of May 22, 2018, Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Keep Tryst Road to thru traffic. Read more…

Public Notice
Washington County Government and Emergency Services will be holding a town hall meeting at Burnside First Church of God (3904 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782) on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. Read more…

Tax Relief May be Available for Property Owners Affected by the Recent Flooding
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to notify citizens affected by the recent flooding of a recent press release from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) regarding tax relief that may be available. Read more…

Morning Update: Washington County Declares State of Emergency
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2018) – Due to severe flooding that includes high water, debris and physical road damage, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the following roadway conditions: Read more…

Update: Washington County Declares State of Emergency
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 19, 2018) – Due to severe flooding that includes high water, debris and physical road damage, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the following roadway conditions: Read more…

Local Contractor Holds Topping out Ceremony for Shopping Center
HAGERSTOWN, MD. (May 18, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to welcome the Emerald Pointe Shopping Center to Washington County. Read more…

Latest Conditions and Travel Restrictions in Southern Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 18, 2018) – After additional review of initial damage from the Tuesday evening Flash Flood Event and the subsequent damage from the heavy rains since, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and the Sheriff’s Office have placed a travel restriction on all roadways into and out of southern Washington County.  Read more…

Washington County Declares State of Emergency
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 16, 2018) – Washington County Government has issued a state of emergency due to the severity of flash flooding in the areas of Sharpsburg and the area of Rt. 67 south of Gapland Road to the County line. Read more…

Washington County Celebrates Infrastructure Week
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 14, 2018) – Washington County Government joins in the excitement of Infrastructure Week, a national week of education and advocacy encouraging all Americans that it is time to build, specifically highlighting the state of our nation’s infrastructure—roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more. Read more…

Washington County Farmers Market Opening Day
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development is excited to announce that the Washington County Farmers Market, a Producers Market Only, will be open to the public every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Read more…

Lane Closures at Multiple Locations
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 9, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces early morning lane closures at multiple locations on Thursday, May 10, 2018 that will run from midnight to 6:30 a.m. Read more…

Call for Applicants
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 7, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is looking for applicants for the Hagerstown Regional Airport Advisory Commission and the Mental Health Authority. Read more…

Road Closure on Bottom Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 2, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces a road closure at the section of Bottom Road at the intersection with Clear Spring Road (Maryland Route 68) in Pinesburg, and south therefrom approximately 700 feet.  Read more…

May Day in the Market
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 2, 2018) – In collaboration with Valley Co-op and the City of Hagerstown, the Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development is excited to announce a ‘May Day at the Market’ on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Read more…

2018 John Frye Historic Preservation Awards
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners awarded three local citizens at the 40th Annual John Frye Historic Preservation Awards luncheon. Read more…

Potomac River Treatment
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat a targeted area of the Potomac River in Washington County. Read more…

April 2018

 

Improvements Being Made to Main Street in Keedysville
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 30, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) announces the commencement of a reconstruction and safety improvement project on MD 845A (Main Street) between both intersections of MD 34 (Shepherdstown Pike)Read more…

Town of Williamsport Awarded Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 26, 2018) – The Town of Williamsport is excited to announce that it has been awarded the Chesapeake Bay Trust grant in the amount of $5,000. Read more…

Washington County Celebrates Earth Day
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 24, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners joined Fountaindale Elementary school in celebrating Earth Day. Read more…

Phone book Recycling Challenge
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Washington County Government Solid Waste Department is collaborating with Grosh’s Lawn Service to promote the 2018 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Read more…

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Presents Yumi Hogan Exhibit
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2018) – Over one hundred particpants attended a private event Friday evening at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, as Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan presented her exhibition Nature’s Harmony: East and West. Read more…

Cascade Town Centre Advancements
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2018) – Washington County Government is encouraged by the advancements made by JGBLI during a recent business delegation trip to South Korea in March. Read more…

Proposed Modifications to be Introduced at Public Hearings
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 11, 2018) – The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, will hold public hearings on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to consider modifications to the Water and Sewer rates for FY2019 and certain Landfill User Fees.  Read more…

Lane Closure on Halfway Boulevard
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 9, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to announce a lane closure beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Read more…

Washington County Facilitates School Security Task Force
HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 4, 2018) – At the direction of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator established a Task Force of local leaders and stakeholders in the Security of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS). Read more…

March 2018

 

Ring Container Technologies Expands Nationwide
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2018) – Washington County Department of Business Development is excited to welcome Ring Container Technologies to the local area. Read more…

Garis Shop Road Reopening
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Garis Shop Road at the bridge over Antietam Creek. Read more…

Washington County Government Offices Closed on Good Friday
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2018) – In observance of Good Friday, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018. Read more…

Maryland Dairy of Distinction Applications now Available
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 27, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development in partnership with the Maryland Dairy Industry Association is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Maryland Dairy of Distinction Awards. Read more…

Washington County Gaming Commission Accepting Applications for Funding
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 23, 2018) – The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin the 2018 funding cycle beginning on April 1, 2018. Read more…

Update: Washington County Government Closed
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 21, 2018) – Due to a re-evaluation of weather and road conditions, all non-essential Washington County Government offices and facilities will be closing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Read more…

Washington County Government on Liberal Leave
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 21, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to announce that due to inclement weather conditions and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees. Read more…

Road Reopening: Bottom Road
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2018) –The Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Bottom Road at Maryland Route 68, Pinesburg, and to the south therefrom. Read more…

Washington County Celebrates Small Business Success
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2018) – Please join the Washington County Department of Business Development on March 21, 2018 as we celebrate the accomplishments from the Western Region of the Maryland Small Business Development Center. Read more…

County Encourages Citizens to Take Caution During Winter Weather
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2018) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Washington County until 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Read more…

New Update for Inspections in Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 16, 2018) – Washington County Division of Construction in conjunction with the Division of Plan Review and Permitting, will be implementing a new enhancement to inspections called Email Notifications. Read more…

Meet and Greet with Local Farmers
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 13, 2018) – In collaboration with Valley Co-op, the Washington County Agricultural Education Center is excited to announce a ‘Meet and Greet with Your Local Farmers’ on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read more…

Saint Patrick’s Day RunFest Road Closures
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 12, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to announce a road closure on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon. Participants in the Saint Patrick’s Day Run Fest Half Marathon will be passing through Marty Snook Park as part of their course. Read more…

February 2018

 

Text to 9-1-1 in Maryland
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 28, 2018) – Washington County Government and the Division of Emergency Services would like to share the following information from Governor Larry Hogan and the state of Maryland’s Board of Public Works. Read more…

UPDATE: Kemps Mill Road Closure Cancelled
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to provide an update regarding the closure of Kemps Mill Road at the bridge at Snug Harbor to remove debris. The closure has been cancelled. Read more…

Liberal leave in effect
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 7, 2018) –  Washington County Government would like to announce that due to inclement weather conditions and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners appoints three positions
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 6, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Buchanan to Director of Office of Grant Management, Susan Small to Business Leader within the Department of Business Development and Brittany Higgins to Public Relations Coordinator in the Department of Public Relations & Marketing. Read more…

Board of County Commissioners appoints new Chief Financial Officer
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 6, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners would like to announce the appointment of Sara Greaves to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Read more…

UPDATE: Debris removal on Kemps Mill Road postponed
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 5, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to provide an update regarding the closure of Kemps Mill Road at the bridge at Snug Harbor to remove debris. The project has been postponed due to upcoming inclement weather being forecasted for the original dates of February 8 and 9. Read more…

Portion of Kemps Mill Road to close for debris removal
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 5, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the closure of Kemps Mill Road at the bridge at Snug Harbor to remove debris. Read more…

Liberal leave in effect for Washington County Government employees until noon
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 5, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to announce that due to inclement weather conditions and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees until noon. Read more…