Pocomoke City, Maryland

"The friendliest town on the Eastern Shore"

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For Immediate Release: April 16, 2019

Pocomoke City Council Announces Removal of City Manager

The Pocomoke City Mayor and Council announced today that, after careful deliberation, it has voted to remove Robert L. Cowger from the position of City Manager.

The City of Pocomoke City wishes Mr. Cowger the best in all his future endeavors.  

Councilwoman Diane Downing was sworn in for her 4th term for Council seat in District 2. Congratulations to Ms. Downing. Job well done! 

Councilmember Elect, R. Scott Holland was sworn in by fellow Councilmember Diane Downing, after the commencement of the Council meeting on April 8, 2019. Mr. Holland will represent District 1 for a 3-year term. The City is happy to have Mr. Holland on board!

Bobby Cowger received a PACC Honorary award for work done above and beyond job requirements. The awards were given by the Chamber of Commerce at their Dinner on March 30, 2019.  Shelly Tasker, Executive Director of the Samaritan Shelter also received the PACC Honorary award for work done above and beyond job requirements. Business Person of the Year was given to Tommy Fitzpatrick of Eastern Shore Lanes, Citizen of the Year award was received by The Costen House Board Member, Rita Ullmann, Lifetime Achievement award had two recipients, Jackie Gordon and Mike Shannon, Best Commercial Renovation for 2018 was given to The Law Office of Deborah Ullmann. Congratulations to all who received those awards!

City Manager, Robert Cowger
City of Pocomoke

Press release

Pocomoke receives funding to upgrade the Cypress Trail – Call for volunteers

The City of Pocomoke has received $40,000 in funding from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Recreational Trails Program for upgrading the wooden walking surface of the Cypress Trail with composite boards. The City is providing $19,763 in matching funds for this grant, to include $8,650 in cash with the remainder composed of staff and volunteer time.


Residents of Pocomoke City are encouraged to “Take Pride in Your Community” during the coming month. Staff with the Planning Department will be increasing efforts during the month of April to remind residents to abate or correct property maintenance violations.  Some of the common violations with corrective actions are listed in the link below. Courtesy reminders may be sent out along with violation notices to encourage compliance.

Here is a picture of the City completing another drainage area problem along 6th St.  The City has made a commitment to address all drainage problems throughout the City over the next year. This is the 3rd area completed.  White Oaks and Cedar Run have already been completed.  Drainage in the City has not been addressed in over 30 years. Inspection and maintenance of the ditches will be scheduled on a yearly basis moving forward.  All other problem areas will be addressed in the coming months. 

Are you ready to start a business on the Eastern Shore? Contact City Hall at 410-957-1333, City Manager Bobby Cowger, to take a tour of the Industrial Park, build-ready sites, and find out if the City’s 3-year Business start-up incentives plan is right for your business.

Daniel Brandewie, Planning Director for Pocomoke City: 410-957-1333 or dan@pocomokemd.gov

Meredith (Merri) Mears, Chief Development Officer of Gillis Gilkerson Construction and Development Firm: 410-543-5115 or merry@ggibuilds.com

Worcester County Economic Development Link: http://chooseworcester.org/

As Mayor of Pocomoke City I would like to bid you a warm welcome to The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore!

We are a family oriented city of just under 5000 people located on the coast of Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. Our city rests against one of our greatest attributes, the banks of the Pocomoke River which is one of the top scenic rivers in America. Our town was founded in the early 1700’s and was incorporated in 1878.

Pocomoke is proud of the fact that we are a sub-center for commerce on the lower shore as we are home to a growing industrial park with great diversity currently playing host to defense contractors, aerospace engineering and plastics fabrication. We are also strategically located...

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Business Hours

Hours of Operation - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Numbers

City Hall: 410-957-1333
Housing Dept: 410-957-1633
Water Dept: 410-957-2521
Public Works: 410-957-0107
Animal Control: 410-632-1340

Police Non-emergency: 410-957-1600
Ambulance Non-emergency: 410-957-3600
Fire Company Non-emergency: 410-957-1023