Local Management Board / Wicomico Partnership

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Mission Statement

To provide a safe, healthy, and stable environment for Wicomico County children and families.

The History of How LMBs Came to Be

Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children, Wicomico County's Local Management Board was first established in 1997, due to an effort to change the way services are provided to children and families in their communities.  The establishment of Local Management Boards (LMBs) was originally provided for in Article 49D that was enacted in 1990 and sunset on June 30, 2005. In response to the sunset of Article 49D, Executive Order 01.01.2005.34 was issued on June 9, 2006, establishing the Children’s Cabinet and the Governor’s Office for Children (GOC). During the 2006 Legislative Session, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 294/HB301 that re-codified the LMBs. Bills were signed into law on May 2, 2006, re-establishing the LMBs in Article 49D (now Human Services Article §8-301-305).

A Community Partnership Agreement (CPA) is established after an LMB conducts a community needs assessment, negotiates with the State, and makes a long-term commitment to produce improved outcomes in the State’s eight result areas for child and family well-being.


What We Do
Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children identifies priorities and target resources for our local community. The major focus is to increase local authority to plan, implement, and monitor children and family services.  We serve as the coordinator of collaboration for child and family services. We bring together local child-serving agencies, local child providers, clients of services, families, and other community representatives to empower local stakeholders in addressing the needs of and setting priorities for our community. 

Contact Us

  1. Diana Parnell
    Department Director
    Email
    Ph: 410-546-5400, ext. 15


    Physical Address
    408 Coles Circle
    Suite G
    Salisbury, MD 21804
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    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 870
    Salisbury, MD 21803

    Ph: 410-546-5400
    Fx: 410-546-3100
    Emergency: 911

    Hours
    (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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