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Department of General Services Tours Projects, Facilities, and Outreach Efforts on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

August 19, 2021
SALISBURY, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services this week participated in the Maryland Association of Counties 2021 Summer Conference in Ocean City, Maryland. While on the Eastern Shore, Secretary Ellington Churchill, Jr. and executive staff members visited the St. James A.M.E. Zion House in Salisbury, the Salisbury District Court and Multi-Service Center, the Department of Human Services’ new ...

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General Services Appoints Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Annapolis Buildings and Grounds

July 28, 2021
General Services is proud to announce the promotion of two members of our senior leadership team.
Ms. Andra Shaw is appointed as the Superintendent of Annapolis Buildings and Grounds. Andra has been serving as the Acting Superintendent for the past 4 months. Before that, she served as the Assistant Superintendent for Annapolis, a regional manager in charge of several Annapolis buildings, ...

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Lt. Governor Rutherford Cuts Ribbon on the New Maryland State Police Barracks in Western Maryland

July 22, 2021
CUMBERLAND, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today participated in the ribbon cutting for the new Maryland State Police Barrack C in Cumberland. Lt. Governor Rutherford was joined by Maryland State Police Secretary Col. Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones, III and Department of General Services Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr.
“The new $13 million facility is significant for this community in ...

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July Honoree

July 22, 2021
Sergeant Francisco Mari has worked with the Maryland Capitol Police for a little over 10 years now.  In his current role he serves as the Evening Shift – Saratoga Complex supervisor, for the Baltimore Division. On Monday May 3, 2021, Sgt Francisco Mari was traveling on Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd just below Mulberry St.  In his driver’s side mirror, ...

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General Services Hires New Human Resources Team Member

June 29, 2021
The Maryland Department of General Services’ Human Resources Office has added a new team member, Ms. Fatima Diarra. Fatima is taking on the Employee/Medical Services role. She comes to us from Sheppard Pratt Health System where she also worked in HR Medical Services. Please be sure to welcome Fatima to General Services. 

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General Services Tests Maryland State House Dome Fire Suppression System

June 28, 2021
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Tomorrow, June 29, 2021 at 10AM, the Maryland Department of General Services Facilities Management staff along with Advance Fire Protection Systems Technicians will conduct a system test on the Maryland State House Dome deluge system. Testing of the deluge system occurs annually to ensure that all components of the fire suppression system are properly functioning. 
“The State House Dome ...

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June Honorees

June 24, 2021
Regional Managers Dave Shackelford, Joe Pearce, and Andy Pipari have been Caught Doing Great Service.  They are not only performing their individual duties as Regional Managers overseeing several buildings, but they are also helping each other by covering gaps caused by numerous vacancies in the Annapolis region. There have been several significant emergencies in Annapolis buildings of late.  Joe, Andy and Dave ...

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Maryland Department of General Services Celebrates Flag Day

June 14, 2021
Hand-held flags will be distributed to honor the day
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services is commemorating Flag Day today by presenting hand-held flags to visitors and employees at General Services facilities in Baltimore and Annapolis. 
“Today is an important day in our nation’s history,” said Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr.. “Today we celebrate the adoption of our American ...

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Maryland Department of General Services Administers $68.5 Million of Grant Funding to Prince George’s Community College

June 10, 2021
Renovations and Addition to Marlboro Hall will provide updated support spaces for liberal arts and learning foundation programs 
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services today attended a tour of Marlboro Hall at Prince George’s Community College where Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. announced the approval of a $68.5 million grant for the renovation of Marlboro Hall. Secretary Ellington ...

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Rockville District Court & Multi-Service Center Receives Green Registry Award for Most Improved Building

June 9, 2021
ROCKVILLE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today announced that the Rockville District Court & Multi-Service Center received a Maryland Department of the Environment Green Registry Award for innovative energy reduction efforts at a state-owned building. 
“On behalf of the entire department, I would like to thank the Maryland Department of the Environment for this recognition,” said Secretary ...

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