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.
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.
Become a Community Ambassador
The Charles County Government Citizens Academy program is designed to help promote a better understanding of Charles County Government operations by allowing participants to hear from directors and staff members from all departments. Some of the program goals include developing a network of County Ambassadors and proactively engaging our community. Our second session will start in spring 2020.
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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).
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).