The Department of Emergency Services, the Maryland Environmental Service, and Michael Baker International, Inc., are updating the Charles County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Hazard Mitigation Plan will be the blueprint for reducing property damage and saving lives from the effects of future natural and man-made disasters within the county.  Public comments on the plan is being accepted until Sunday, April 15.

This plan update is required to ensure jurisdictions within the county are eligible to receive certain types of state and federal funding, both before and after a disaster occurs.  Municipal officials actively participate in providing local information to be covered by the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The draft of the Charles County Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and comment at beginning Friday, March 16.  This website features information on hazard mitigation, the county planning process, announcements, and a calendar of events.

A copy of the draft plan is available for viewing at the Department of Emergency Services (10425 Audie Lane, La Plata), by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, learn more or how you can get involved in the planning process, contact Michelle Lilly at, or by mail at Charles County Department  of Emergency Services, Attn: Michelle Lilly, 10425 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646.

About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.