Each Thursday, the Kent County News posts a list of the upcoming government meetings for the week.

ANNAPOLIS — The Board of Public Works, which consists of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, unanimously approved recommendations of more than $18.8 million in Rural Legacy Program grants for conservation easements in 18 counties, including Kent and Queen Anne’s.

CHESTERTOWN — Sixth-grader Mary Jane Joiner is Radcliffe Creek School's winner of the National Geographic GeoBee, topping a field of 27 competitors on Jan. 15.

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Jan. 7 that processing of personal income tax returns for Tax Year 2019 will coincide with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) start date of Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Business tax returns are already being accepted for processing.

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE (NNS) — U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet announced the 2019 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year for C10F Jan. 10.

Each Thursday, the Kent County News posts a list of the upcoming government meetings for the week.

ROCK HALL — Pastor David Ryan has been named the recipient of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Adult Humanitarian Award, given out annually at a breakfast celebrating the legacy of the famed civil rights leader.