I attended the crab feast at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department on July 26th, and despite the monsoon, it was a great turnout. So glad for their fundraising efforts. We citizens of Calvert County are very fortunate to have such dedicated people who volunteer their time and risk their lives every day to keep us safe. There are many meals, family events, work time and a good night's sleep that are interrupted serving as a fire and rescue volunteer. It is a brother and sisterhood-a family, who have each other's back. I'm so proud of my father in-law, the late Kenneth Wells, brother in-law, Mike Wells, husband, Walt Wells, son, Charlie Wells and his wife Katie. Together they have dedicated over 150 years to the fire and rescue services. Our family is only one of many who volunteer to put their life on the line for others. Here's to Calvert County's finest!
I was born and raised in Calvert County, where I chose to live, raise my 3 children and operate my family farm. It truly was the “Land of Pleasant Living” when I was growing up with a thriving farm community, crabbing, fishing, church picnics and a sense of community.
For over 40 years, I have dedicated myself to this County, serving on many boards and committees working for a better future. Yet over the past couple of years, something has changed. Civility and transparency is disappearing from our government. The Comprehensive Plan’s visions and goals are being abandoned. Debt is rising and our economic development has slowed creating deficits in our budget and we are losing a sense of who we are.
Our top concerns are traffic,school safety, unplanned growth and maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Addressing these issues will not be easy, BUT:
I believe, if we work together, it can be done.
I believe in actual rural character with prosperous farms and vibrant Town Centers.
I believe in a thriving tourism industry sharing our rich resources and historical treasures for increased revenue.
I believe in creating employment opportunities and building communities with a vested interest in our County.
I believe we can still be the “Land of Pleasant Living”.
My name is Susie Hance-Wells and I believe in Calvert County.