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Charles Co. Gov. News Briefs

May 12 Board of Appeals Meetings Canceled

The Charles County Board of Appeals meetings originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 is canceled.

Board of Appeals meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, unless otherwise noted in the Commissioners’ meeting room at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore St., La Plata).

For more information, contact Ms. Carrol Everett, Clerk to the Board of Appeals, at 301-645-0540 or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

Airport Land Use Study Public Meeting Rescheduled for July 13

The Airport Land Use Study public meeting previously scheduled for Monday, May 4 is rescheduled for Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ meeting room at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).

The purpose of this study is to evaluate land uses around the Maryland Airport located in Charles County. This study will also evaluate the airport impacts on nearby populations and the environment. The Planning Commission will consider public comments at this meeting.

The proposed Airport Land Use Study is available online at or by e-mail upon request.

For more information, contact Ms. Theresa Pickeral, Clerk to the Planning Commission, at 301-645-0638 or

Charles County Earns National Budget Award for 19th Consecutive Year

On Tuesday, April 21, the Charles County Commissioners announced Charles County Government has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 19th consecutive year. This award is presented to governing bodies who exemplify commitment to maintaining the highest principles of government budgeting.

The award is a significant achievement, as only 1,424 governments received this award for budgets beginning in 2013.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) was founded in 1906 to represent public finance officials nationally and in Canada. GFOA’s mission is to enhance and promote professional management of governmental financial resources through fiscal strategies, policies, and practices for the public benefit.

For more information on the Government Finance Officers Association, visit

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