Click on link to open the PDF to read the minutes for June’s Regular Town Meeting.




click on the link to get the July 9th Gazette article about Main Street.

The 6th meeting of the Town of Upper Marlboro Sustainable Communities Workgroup will take place at 8:00 a.m., on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Town Hall.  At this meeting, the Workgroup will review Design Guidelines being developed for the Facade Improvement Program.

UPPER MARLBORO, MD -  Today, the Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced that former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry, who passed away last week, will lie in state at the Prince George’s County Administration Building, (CAB) 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro, MD on Wednesday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The event will begin with brief remarks from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D-District 9) Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Administrative Judge for Seventh Judicial Circuit and Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, and Reverend Perry Smith. Attendees are encouraged to park at Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Wayne K. Curry served two terms as Prince George’s County Executive from 1996-2002.  As Prince George’s County’s first African American County Executive, Mr. Curry was a visionary who was devoted to the County and raised the standards of its profile locally and nationally.  From National Harbor to FedEx Field, Wayne Curry laid the foundation for modern-day Prince George’s County.  Wayne K. Curry is the first Prince George’s County Executive to pass away since the County changed to an charter form of government in 1971.  To learn more about the life and legacy of Wayne K. Curry please watch “Changing the Face of the County, the Wayne K. Curry Story” by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry to Lie in State
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Prince George’s County Administration Building, (CAB), 1st Floor Lobby
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD

8:30 a.m.: Arrival of former County Executive Curry’s casket on Courthouse side of CAB
9:00 a.m.: Remarks by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D-District 9) Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Administrative Judge for Seventh Judicial Circuit and Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, and Reverend Perry Smith
9:20 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Public visitation

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, a funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, 600 Watkins Park Drive, in Upper Marlboro, MD.  Public viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m.  For questions about the funeral, please contact the First Baptist Church of Glenarden at 301-773-3600 or email to

For Immediate Release: 7/7/2014 5:40 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson, Press Secretary / Deputy Manager of Communication 240-619-9400



Open Link to read the Town’s newsletter for July/August 2014


Saturday, July 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Courthouse

The Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Court Services has been tasked with conducting a training drill that will test Law Enforcement’s response to an active shooter scenario at the Upper Marlboro Court complex. Uniformed law enforcement personnel will be posted to direct motorists, however, do expect traffic disruption. Some streets may be temporarily closed. Please contact Chief Gonnella at 301-627-6905 ext.4 with any questions you might have.


For immediate release:
7/3/2014 12:00:00 PM

For more information, contact:
Rhonda D. Jackson, Public Information Officer – Office of Emergency Management

The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will conduct an Evacuation and Sheltering Preparedness Exercise on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, and surrounding vicinity in Upper Marlboro, MD.  The exercise provides County stakeholders an opportunity to test and evaluate the management of an all-hazards emergency that could affect the safety of persons within Prince George’s County.  The exercise scenario also involves the simulation of flooding in various communities throughout the County. Volunteer actor participants are needed to enhance the opportunity for emergency responders to practice readiness and enhance capabilities. Please Register Online.

Individuals, including those with specific access needs, are encouraged to participate in this exercise. In addition, individuals with movement devices (wheel chairs, etc.) are encouraged to use these items during the exercise. Snacks and hot lunches will be provided to all exercise participants. Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Prince George’s County Public School students can receive community service hours for participating in this event.

The exercise will include the actual movement of actor participants from predetermined locations in the County to a shelter.  The predetermined locations will simulate evacuation collection points and a door to door evacuation process. During the collection process actors will be given an evacuee profile, which will contain challenges to present to responders during the exercise.  Each participant will be provided with a reporting location and time.  Volunteers should not report directly to Wise High School unless directed to do so by exercise organizers.

This exercise gives County agencies and partner nongovernmental organizations an opportunity to apply emergency evacuation plans and policies affecting residents during certain emergency situations. The overall objective is to demonstrate the ability to effectively evacuate large neighborhoods within the County and establish appropriate facilities for sheltering the affected population and their pets in accordance with existing plans and procedures.

The goals of this exercise are to:

  • Demonstrate Operations of the Evacuation Task Force
  • Demonstrate Operations of Public Information and Warning Systems
  • Demonstrate Operations of Evacuation Site Management
  • Demonstrate Activation of Mass Care Shelters for People and Pets

The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management is also advising residents in the vicinity of Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School to note the increased activity of public safety personnel and vehicles on this day is in response to this training exercise and not a real emergency.

If questions about this exercise, please call the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management at (301) 780-8157.

For media inquiries about this exercise or to cover this event, please contact Rhonda Jackson at 301-780-8180.

For more information please visit our website news page.

State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks invites you all to join her for a Public Safety Forum hosted by the Prince George’s County Council, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, in the Council Hearing Room on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. She will be joined by Sheriff Melvin High, Police Chief Mark Magaw, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor, Department of Corrections Director Mary Lou McDonough as well as Homeland Security Director Brian Moe.

The topic of discussion for the evening will be “Building On Our Successes: Making Prince George’s County An Even Safer Community” and you will have the opportunity to receive updates from each public safety official, followed by a question and answer session at the end.  Come out and learn more about the collaborative efforts of all of our public safety offices to keep the citizens of Prince George’s County safe.

We have just been informed that a large over sized heavy transformer will be transported up Old Crain Highway and Main Street through Town (Rt 725) on this Saturday night. No Parking!! They will tow!!

The operating budget for the next fiscal year was passed at the June 3, 2014 Regular Town Meeting.

Click on link to open the PDF to view Ordinance 2014-01 Town Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

FY2015 Town Operating Budget