Charles County Government News Briefs

County Commissioners Proclaim March 11 as “Doctor's Day”

The Commissioners recognized local physicians for their diligent efforts in bringing quality health care to all ages in the County. Accepting the proclamation on behalf of Civista Hospital and the many area health care professionals were C. Devadson MD, President of the Charles County Medical Society and County Health Officer, Sanjab Mishra, MD, Chief of Staff (Civista) Christine Stefanides, President & CEO (Civista) Gary Herbek, Senior Vice President of Administration (Civista) and Susan Vogel, Executive Director (Civista Foundation).

(Photo: George Clarkson, Press Secretary, Charles County Government)

Youth Council Presents “Adopt-a-Spot” Program to County Commissioners

Members and staff of the Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc. Youth Council display t-shirts used to promote the “Adopt-a-Spot” Program. Front row l. to r.: Trinity Story, North Point HS; Keivontai Proctor, North Point HS; Malcolm Young, Thomas Stone HS; Corae Briscoe, Youth Council Coordinator; Second row l. to r.: Sandy O. Washington, Executive Director, Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc.; Lacey White, La Plata HS; Tinisha Dent, Thomas Stone HS; Leon Lockett, Thomas Stone HS; Back row l. to r.: Norman Hatton, Stethem Educational Center; Deshaun Hill, North Point HS. (Photo: Crystal Hill, Media Relations Officer, Charles County Government)

On March 12, The Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc. Youth Council presented information to the Commissioners on the Charles County “Adopt-a-Spot Program.

The program, conceptualized by the Youth Council teens, is similar to the County's Adopt-a-Road program, but instead offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to “adopt” recreational areas at local schools and community centers.

Commissioner President Wayne Cooper praised the youth for turning their ideas into action. Sheriff Rex Coffey and Mr. Charles Wineland of Charles County Public Schools, also voiced their support for the program.

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