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The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recognizes June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Calvert County and Saturday, June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly and brings senior citizens, caregivers and government and private sector employees together to exchange ideas on how to reduce elder abuse. 

The Calvert County Office on Aging and Calvert County Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services play an integral role in advancing the welfare of older adults. The departments work in conjunction to help the aging community find permanent and safe ways to remove older adults from abusive situations.

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Historic District Commission awarded 2019 Historic Preservation Awards to CalvertHealth and the Calvert County Historical Society (CCHS). 

CalvertHealth was recognized for its special edition of Calvert Health, “Celebrating 100 Years of Caring.” This periodical looks back at the hospital’s century of service and includes interviews, pictures and memorabilia from doctors, nurses, staff, volunteers and donors.

CCHS was nominated for its Kids’ History Camp, which is run by Leila Boyer and Chloe Ewalt. The camp’s goal is to instill an appreciation for and an invitation to connect children’s own experiences to an understanding of their community and its history, and to our national history.

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recognized William D. Gray for his volunteer service on the Calvert County Economic Development Authority since 1993.

Gray contributed to the Calvert County business community for many years as the owner and president of Dorsey Gray Ford. During his 26 years of service, he worked to increase commercial activity at the Calvert County Industrial Park in an effort to sell and develop the remaining lots at the park, increasing job opportunities and expanding the county’s tax base. Gray has also served on the board of directors for Calvert County Hospice, Scientists’ Cliffs, Calvert County Historical Society and One Room School House.

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recognizes the month of June as Safety Month in Calvert County. More than 4 million workers suffer serious job-related injuries or illnesses and 5,000 Americans die in work-related incidents each year.

The BOCC encourages all employees and citizens to recognize the value of safety in the workplace and at home.

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recognized nine county government employees from the Department of Public Works, Water and Sewerage Division for their expert response to the sewer leak on H G Trueman Road on May 14.

The team worked in difficult and unpleasant conditions to repair the leak, minimizing any environmental impact. They also maintained continuous water and sewer service to customers.

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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...