Get Con­nected: On­line Re­sources

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Your county gov­ern­ment is con­tin­u­ally work­ing to find ways to keep res­i­dents in­formed. Elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­vides im­me­di­ate, cur­rent in­for­ma­tion at your con­ve­nience. The Me­dia Ser­vices Di­vi­sion, your source for county in­for­ma­tion, of­fers sev­eral op­tions for ac­cess­ing county gov­ern­ment in­for­ma­tion on our web­site at www.CharlesCoun­

The Charles County Gov­ern­ment on­line cal­en­dar is a great way to learn about meet­ings, re­cre­ation and tourism events, com­mis­sion­ers’ meet­ings and other op­por­tu­ni­ties to get in­volved with your county gov­ern­ment. View the cal­en­dar on our web­site for county event dates, times, de­scrip­tions and points of con­tact. Sim­ply click on the cal­en­dar icon, then se­lect which cal­en­dar items you would like to view. The on­line cal­en­dar is cus­tom­iz­a­ble and al­lows you to fil­ter events by cat­e­gory: boards and com­mis­sions and county com­mis­sion­ers’ meet­ings, county gov­ern­ment events, train­ings and sem­i­nars, and things to do. You also have the op­tion to print the cal­en­dar if you pre­fer not to write the events on your per­sonal cal­en­dar.

An­other on­line re­source is news re­leases. The me­dia ser­vices di­vi­sion sends news re­leases di­rectly to lo­cal and na­tional news me­dia. News re­leases cover im­por­tant county gov­ern­ment news, in­clud­ing changes in county pol­icy, new staff po­si­tions, up­com­ing com­mis­sioner meet­ings and pub­lic hear­ings, com­mu­nity out­reach, pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ments and more. Check the web­site each week to read the new­est re­leases and catch up on news.

When there is ur­gent in­for­ma­tion or im­por­tant break­ing news, the county web­site will fea­ture a spe­cial red alert ban­ner at the top of the page. A red no­ti­fi­ca­tion ban­ner is ac­ti­vated when there is a weather, health or safety emer­gency or alert. When you see the red ban­ner, click it for more in­for­ma­tion. Pay­ing at­ten­tion to the red web ban­ners can keep you and your fam­ily in­formed and safe.

Whether it is an up­com­ing county event, emer­gency no­ti­fi­ca­tion or pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ment, your county gov­ern­ment is work­ing to com­mu­ni­cate with you and keep you in­formed and con­nected. Visit www.CharlesCoun­ to learn more about these re­sources and how you can get con­nected with your county gov­ern­ment. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs, con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258. We look for­ward to con­nect­ing with you on­line. Michael D. Malli­noff is the county ad­min­is­tra­tor for Charles County Gov­ern­ment.

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