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The Contributions of Rural Maryland to Our Shared Quality of Life:
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Sheriff Craig A. Robertson, center, hosted an open house to showcase his new headquarters at 695 Kelly Road, Cumberland. State Senator George C. Edwards, left, and County Commissioner William R. Valentine, right, and many other elected officials and members of the general public attended.  

Left to right: State Comptroller Peter Franchot, Sheriff Craig A. Robertson, and State Senator George C. Edwards, at the new headquarters.
“Allegany County is delivering to the taxpayer efficient government,” Franchot stated.


Centennial Celebration: The Allegany County Commissioners acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the University of Maryland Extension. Dr. Jennifer Thorn Bentlejewski, Area Extension Director – Western Maryland, discussed the important work of this organization in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties. Read Citation. Visit Website.


The Allegany County Election Office is located at 701 Kelly Road, Suite 213, Cumberland. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The option to vote early will be offered for eight consecutive days beginning on Thursday, October 23 through and including Thursday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Allegany County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Suite 212, Cumberland. This site is handicapped accessible, has free parking adjacent to the building, exterior nighttime lighting in the parking lot, and security personnel.  The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Questions? Contact the Allegany County Elections Office at 301-777-5931 and



The Princess Restaurant, a multigenerational family enterprise in Frostburg, is an exceptional example of a successful independent business. The Princess offers old-fashioned home cooked meals every day, welcomes residents and visitors alike, and has had the privilege to host many dignitaries over the years including one President of the United States. Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine, left, congratulated owner George W. Pappas and his daughter, Lauren Pappas. Read Citation.

Be Disaster Aware - - - Take Action to Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month. The Department of Emergency Services encourages all individuals to be disaster aware and take action to prepare. The website,, is extremely helpful. Family Communication Plan: Emergencies can happen at any time. Does your family know how to get in touch with each other if you are not together when an emergency occurs? Before an emergency happens, have a family discussion to develop your communication plan. Visit for a printable family communication plan. Prepare Yourself and Your Property: Allegany County experiences flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, high wind events, and more. Everyone needs to be prepared. A basic emergency supplies kit includes one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days and non-perishable food for each person for at least three days. Preparation is especially important for people with disabilities who face challenges with every day living. Emergency situations can pose additional issues. Pet owners also need to care for their pets whether a disaster necessitates that you evacuate or shelter-in-place. Common sense property preparations include clearing leaves and debris from rain gutters and down spouts, trimming trees and shrubs to lessen the possibility of windows breaking during wind events, etc.  Read More.

Valentine Joins MACo Board of Directors
Annapolis, MD (08/29/2014) – Allegany County Commissioner William R. “Bill” Valentine has joined the MACo Board of Directors, Read More.

First Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships Awarded to ACM, FSU Students

With the beginning of the fall semester, local students at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) or Frostburg State University (FSU) are now receiving the first Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships. The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, established the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, benefitting Allegany County residents attending either ACM or  FSU. The county’s investment in higher and continuing education is already greatly enhancing economic opportunities for its citizens and thus supporting families and the community at large, according to representatives from the ACM and FSU foundations. Classes for ACM begin Monday, Aug. 25, and FSU classes start Tuesday, Sept. 2. Most of the scholarships at both institutions have been awarded, but some are still to be disbursed. Read More

Allegany County Finance Department Wins National Award Excellence
Achieved for 22nd Consecutive Year 

The Allegany County Department of Finance is a national award winner: The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the 22nd consecutive year that this highly coveted national award was received by the Allegany County Department of Finance. Read More

Employees who were present to celebrate 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to Allegany County Government are:  Front row, left to right: Christine A. Howard, Public Works Transit Division Chief, William M. Rudd, County Attorney, Carol A. Sangiovanni, Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, James A. Squires, Jr., Permits and Land Development Services Chief, and Allegany County Commissioner Michael W. McKay. Back row, left to right: Richard L. Day, Public Works Utilities Division, Gerald J. Cook, Emergency Services 911, John Goldsworthy, Detention Center, and Rhonda L. Downton, Detention Center



Brian P. Westfall, SPHR, IPMA-CP, Director of Human Resources and Personnel Services, has announced the annual service awards. Service awards are presented in five year increments beginning with the fifth year of service.Allegany County Government employees are recognized for their service and dedication to the citizens of Allegany County.  An employee appreciation event featured a presentation ceremony and a celebration picnic lunch. Fifty-nine employees with a total of 805 years of service were honored at this event on July 23, 2014 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in the Multi-Purpose Building. The Allegany County Commissioners presented a personalized recognition remembrance to every employee. Westfall was the Master of Ceremonies. Read More





Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
October 9, 2014

 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
September 25, 2014

 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting - September 11, 2014

 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting - August 21, 2014


 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting - August 7, 2014

 Commissioner's Chat with
Delegate LeRoy Meyers


  Commissioners Chat with
Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, President of Frostburg State University

 Commissioners Chat with Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot



FY 2015 Adopted Budget


Capital Improvement Program
Fiscal Year 2015-2019


Allegany County Commissioners
 FY 2015 Budget Message


2014 Water Quality Reports


Capital Immprovement Program
FY 2015-2019

Presented 5.8.2014

FY 2015 Capital Improvement Program:  Debt Affordability Component
Presented 5.8.2014