News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD –The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the nonprofit Visit St. Mary’s MD (VSMMD) board to allow county staff to provide interim administrative services to the tourism organization.

Visit St. Mary’s MD was approved to take on all tourism responsibilities in 2018 by an agreement with the Commissioners but, June 10, 2020, VSMMD and their Executive Director ended their relationship. The VSSMD Board began a search for a new Executive Director, and in the interim, the new MOU will allow the Department of Economic Development (DED) to provide staffing to assist with tourism functions in St. Mary’s County.

“In this time of financial uncertainty, it is important that we do everything we can to support our local business, and this interim partnership is one thing we can do right now for St. Mary’s County tourism.” said President Randy Guy.

For more information on the Department of Economic Development, including COVID-19 relief programs, please visit their website at

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