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U.S. & Maryland Flags Flown Half-Staff, Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

As a mark of respect for the memory of former First Lady Barbara Bush, by executive order the flag of the United States shall be lowered to half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment, Saturday, April 21, 2018. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may ... Learn more

Surplus Meals Available at Hagerstown Food Bank Branch

April 12, 2018

A portion of 500,000 meal kits recently distributed to nonprofit organizations across Maryland has come to Hagerstown, according to state Del. Paul Corderman.
In a news release Friday, Corderman’s office said Gov. Larry Hogan and his administration in late February announced a partnership between the Maryland Department of General Services and other agencies to bring 500,000 meal kits to residents in ... Learn more

March Employee of the Month – Mel Kendle

April 9, 2018

Mel Kendle is the Maintenance Supervisor for the J. Louis Boublitz District Court in Hagerstown. He has been employed with the state for almost 24 years, and I have to say that he is a great asset to me and the DGS organization. He takes great pride in the building, which looks like it did when it opened in 2000. ... Learn more

February Employee of the Month – Pfc. Vincent Kurek

April 9, 2018

Private First Class (Pfc.) Vincent Kurek has been with the Maryland Capitol Police (MCP) Baltimore Detachment for 26 years. He also served in the National Guard for 20 years (1984 – 2004). Officer Kurek works the evening shift and leads the Detachment in traffic enforcement. A team player, he is always willing to assist fellow officers with preparing their reports, ... Learn more

Hogan Administration Announces Completes Distribution of 500,000 Meal Kits to Marylanders in Need

April 3, 2018

ANNAPOLIS – The Hogan administration today announced the completion of an initiative first announced in late February to bring approximately 500,000 surplus shelf-stable meal kits to Marylanders in need. Through a partnership between the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI), and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the meal kits, ... Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Celebrates Maryland Day

March 26, 2018

Hand-held flags and lapel pins will be distributed to honor the day
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) will commemorate Maryland Day today by presenting hand-held Maryland flags and lapel pins to visitors and employees at DGS facilities in Baltimore and Annapolis.
“Marylanders are known around the nation for their love of the Maryland flag,” said DGS Secretary ... Learn more

Governor Larry Hogan Unveils Medal of Honor Display at the Maryland State House

March 22, 2018

Recognized Two Medal of Honor Recipients for Their Heroic Service
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan was today joined by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., Speaker of the House Mike Busch, veterans, and state officials with military service for the unveiling of the Medal of Honor display at the State House. Two Medal of Honor recipients, ... Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Visits The Maryland Dove In St. Mary’s City

March 12, 2018

MARY’S CITY, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today joined the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission to tour the Maryland Dove. The Maryland Dove is a replica of “The Dove,” an early 17th century English trading ship. On March 25, 1634, a day that is now known as Maryland Day, settlers disembarked from two small sailing ships ... Learn more

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Distributes Meal Kits in Calvert County

March 12, 2018

Maryland Department of General Services, Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, and Department of Housing and Community Development Expand Outreach Efforts to Distribute Food to Marylanders in Need
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined End Hunger in Calvert County to distribute meal kits, greet volunteers, and present a Governor’s Citation to the organization for their services to the ... Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Visits Calvert County

March 9, 2018

Attends Regional Cabinet Meeting, the Maryland Dove and More
As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Regional Cabinet Meeting in Calvert County on March 12th, Maryland Department of General Services Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. will participate in the following public events, programs, and visits:
9 a.m. – Food Kit Distribution with Lt. Governor Rutherford
End Hunger in Calvert County
141 Schooner Lane,
Prince Frederick, MD ... Learn more