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Charles County, Maryland

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Renesha Miles
Community Engagement Coordinator

Charles County Government conducts community engagement and outreach activities on important policy issues, programs, and initiatives that affect the public to keep them informed and solicit input on the policies, plans and work of Charles County Government. This is a key function of the Media Service Division as part of its effort to help facilitate effective, ongoing two-way dialogue with the community.

Get Engaged
We are preparing ways to better solicit your input on the issues that matter to you. Through community meetings and online comments, we are developing tools to hear and respond to your feedback.

Citizens Academy
Become a Community Ambassador 

The Charles County Government Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for its spring 2020 session. The 8-week program begins on Thursday, March 12. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31 at 4 p.m.

Charles County Government offers the 8-week Citizens Academy program to provide residents with an opportunity to gain exposure and learn about Charles County Government through first-hand experiences with a wide range of government functions, services, activities, and issues.

Classes will take place each Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and two Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the county. The program is open to Charles County residents age 18 and older, and to those who work or own businesses within Charles County.

Class size is limited to a maximum of 25 students. Spaces fills quickly. Applications are accepted online only until January 31, at 4 p.m. Please use the following link to apply:

County Government Blog
Inside Your County Government

Learn more about the services, programs, and resources your County Government provides through our detailed blog posts.

Supporting Our Veterans 
Published: Nov. 11, 2019
The County Commissions are proud to be able to support our veterans for the sacrifices they have made to protect our country. To better assist the 17,000 veterans living in our county, Charles County has created the Veterans Corner and the Commission for Veteran Affairs.  Read more (pdf).

Mallows Bay 
Published: Nov. 15, 2019
Since its establishment in 1658, Charles County is continually creating its mark on our nation’s history through notable figures, landmarks, and monumental past events. One of these landmarks is Mallows Bay, home to the “Ghost Fleet,” the largest ship graveyard in the Western Hemisphere.  Read more (pdf).

Protect Your Holiday Purchases
Published: Nov. 22, 2019
The holiday season has begun, which means you may have extra shopping bags in your car or additional packages sent to your home.  Avoid holiday theft scrooges by taking precautions before, during, and after your next shopping trip or online purchase.   Read more (pdf).

Small Businesses Are the Backbone of Our Economy
Published: Nov. 29, 2019
The economic health of Charles County is tied to our existing small businesses, and with almost all of businesses in the county being small businesses, the Economic Development Department (EDD) does all we can to support and help them thrive.  We call it the 80/20 rule; 80 percent of our resources are directed to business retention and expansion because that’s where growth happens.  Read more (pdf).

Prepare Before a Winter Storm Arrives
Published: Dec. 6, 2019
The winter season is here, which means snow, ice, freezing rain, or sleet could be in the forecast in the coming months. During these months, it is vital that you have preparedness practices in place before a winter storm occurs. The Department of Emergency Services and Department of Public Works encourage you to prepare your car, home, and all members of your family for winter weather.  Read more (pdf).

Environmental Resources: Staying Green
Published: Dec. 20, 2019
To do our part in keeping Charles County a beautiful place to live, work, and play, Charles County Government offers many environmentally-friendly programs throughout the year.  Read more (pdf).

RecPASS Offers Unlimited Fitness Fun
Published: Jan. 10, 2020
Whether you are a team player, cardio enthusiast, or overall sports fan, our Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism has an activity or program to satisfy your fitness needs. Read more (pdf).

Get Connected: Online Resources
Published: Jan. 17, 2020
Your County Government is continually working to find ways to keep residents informed. Electronic communication provides immediate, current information at your convenience. The Media Services Division, your source for county information, offers several options for accessing County Government information on our website. Read more (pdf).

Get Connected: Charles County Government Television
Published: Jan. 24, 2020
Video and photography bring a unique visual appeal to community outreach. Using modern technology, Charles County Government Television (CCGTV), your local government cable source, gives snapshots of how your county government is working for you. The information CCGTV provides daily is another way we are working to make government more open and accessible.  Read more (pdf).