The Commission will work to plan and conduct observances honoring the 400th anniversary of Maryland’s founding; Appointment effective October 1, 2021.

The Wills Group, a family-owned company headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, announces that J. Blacklock (Blackie) Wills has been appointed by Governor Hogan to serve as one of six members to the Historic St. Mary’s City Fort to 400 Commission, which is responsible for planning and conducting observances in 2034 commemorating the 400th anniversary of Maryland’s founding.

“I am proud to appoint these Marylanders who will work diligently over the next decade to celebrate and commemorate the founding of this historic landmark,” said Governor Larry Hogan in a statement.

“For more than 95 years, the Wills Group has been proud to call Southern Maryland our home,” said Blackie Wills. “I am honored to be part of this commission as we work together to celebrate the rich history that is unique to Southern Maryland.”
The appointments took effect October 1, 2021.

About the Wills Group, Inc.
Headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, the Wills Group has nearly 300 retail locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels. A family-owned company since 1926 with expertise in convenience retailing, fuels marketing, and commercial real estate, the Wills Group prides itself on keeping customers, employees and communities’ Lives in Motion.

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