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Posted on: April 11, 2018

World Civility Day & Allegany County Day of Civility - Thursday, April 12

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April 12, 2018 

World Civility Day 

Allegany County Day of Civility 

Did you know . . .?

  • In 1789 George Washington became the first president of the United States and Allegany County was formed from Washington County, the westernmost county in Maryland at that time.  Allegany County’s western section became Garrett County in 1872.   

  • Allegany County Government is looking for driven, creative students passionate about making a difference in their communities. The Allegany County Commissioners’ Fellowship Program is a 12-week summer internship program. The program, which is a partnership with Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland, provides real-life work experience for rising juniors and senior attending these institutions of higher learning. Selected students will be paid a stipend of $2,000 for their participation in the program. The application deadline is April 30, 2018. Here are more details!

  • The primary election is June 26, 2018, and the general election is November 6, 2018. Are you registered to vote? The Allegany County Elections Office can assist you: 301-777-5931 and  


  • Visit Mountain Maryland: The Official Allegany County Destination Guide is brand new! View it now!

  • There are seven municipalities in Allegany County: Barton, Cumberland, Frostburg, Lonaconing, Luke, Midland, and Westernport. 

  • Allegany County Government has eight parks for business and industry: ABC at FSU, Barton Business Park, Commerce Center, Frostburg Business Park, North Branch Industrial Park, Riverside Industrial Park, Upper Potomac Industrial Park, and Westernport Industrial Park. Contact Allegany County’s Economic & Community Development Department to discuss opportunities, 301-777-5967.    

  • 911 operates 24/7, 365. Allegany County’s 911 Joint Communications Center answered 41,156 calls for emergency service last year. 


  • Allegany County Government funds many services which are not provided by municipal governments. Some are the Allegany County Public School System, 911, the Allegany County Health Department, public transportation, the Allegany County Library System, and Allegany College of Maryland. 

  • The Allegany County Department of Emergency Services has five special operations teams: Hazmat (Hazardous Material), Collapse/Trench, Confined Space, Swift Water, and High Angle.

  • The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship is funded exclusively by revenue received by Allegany County Government from the operation of the state-licensed casino here. Allegany County residents may study at Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University.

  • The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship provides educational opportunities across all areas of interest and all levels of education – credit courses (associate/bachelor/master/doctorate) and non-credit/continuing education professional and workforce development courses. The scholarship is an important tool to address the lower educational attainment and associated lower economic achievement of Allegany County residents. Contact the FSU Financial Aid Office, 301-687-4301, and the ACM Foundation Office, 301-784-5200.

  • Providing safe water to drink and use in everyday activities is an essential function of local government: 85% of Allegany County residents have public water and 85% also have public sewer.

  • Allegany County Government maintains approximately 530 miles of county roads spread over 425+ square miles - - - paving, plowing, and adjacent area vegetation control. 

  • Allegany County’s actual recycling rate (all residential + all commercial) was 44% in 2016, the most recent calendar year available. The Maryland Department of the Environment/Maryland Recycling Act requires jurisdictions with populations less than 150,000 to recycle 20% of their waste. 

  • Allegany County’s population is 75,087 and the median age is 41.2 years (2010).

  • The Western Maryland Health System has 2,200 employees and is the largest employer in Allegany County (2017). Higher education employs 1,615: Frostburg State University 1,065, and Allegany College of Maryland 550.  Other major employers include Hunter Douglas Northeast, Verso Luke Mill, CSX Transportation, American Woodmark, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort. 

  • Allegany County Government values citizen and stakeholder input. 

Brandon S. Butler, Esq., is Allegany County Government’s new County Administrator. Contact Mr. Butler at and 301- 777-2526. 

The Allegany County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, may be contacted at 301-777-5911.

Thank you for your interest in Allegany County!