In 1989, then Governor William Donald Schaefer asked the Mayor of Ocean City, Roland Powell, to set up a committee to fight the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in our community.  Thus, was born the Ocean City Drug Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee Inc that works in a partnership with state and local government agencies, as well as many businesses and concerned citizens. Currently the committee is comprised of members from the Town of Ocean City includingelected officials and town employees from the Town of Ocean City Police Department and Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department, Worcester County Health Department and Department of Juvenile Services personnellocal school administrators, and teachers, volunteers from community service organizations, and many caring and concerned citizens

PLAY IT SAFE sponsors Freespecial alcohol and drug-free events during June honoring high school graduates who choose to celebrate their graduation in Ocean City, Maryland.


THE MISSION OF PLAY IT SAFE is to encourage high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun without the use of alcohol and other drugs





Donna Greenwood


Albin ``Hondo`` Handy

Vice Chair

Karen Johnson


Bev Townsend


Jaclyn Lensch

WCHD Prevention Coordinator

Dave Baker

WCHD Prevention Coordinator