Summer Conference Sponsors 2020

Thank you for your Support of Maryland’s 157 Cities and Towns!


Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company

The Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company has specialized in providing workers' compensation insurance to Maryland businesses since 1914. Our local presence, financial strength and dedication to business owners and their injured workers have made us what we are today—Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance. We at Chesapeake Employers thank you for your business and look forward to servicing your workers’ compensation insurance needs.


Local Government Insurance Trust

For more than 30 years, Maryland’s local governments have covered their primary and excess liability, auto, environmental, property and equipment breakdown insurance needs through the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT).  Owned and managed by its members, LGIT was founded in 1987 by act of the Maryland General Assembly through the joint efforts of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo). LGIT’s purpose is to meet Maryland’s local governments risk management needs - not to make a profit by selling insurance. Because of LGIT, local governments know they now have insurance coverage available to them at stable rates and predictable costs - regardless of private insurance industry cycles.  In addition to the publications produced by LGIT, they also provide a wide variety of Risk Management services including: Training, Grants, the LGIT Online Campus and the HR Compliance Portal.


Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is the state’s Housing Finance Agency, supporting the creation and preservation of affordable, multifamily, rental housing and promoting homeownership through sustainable, fixed-rate mortgages and down payment and closing cost assistance primarily to first-time homebuyers. The department also manages a wide array of programs providing assistance to counties, cities, and towns for infrastructure and public purpose projects, small business creation and expansion, and revitalization and redevelopment activities that support economic growth and ensure that Maryland’s treasured communities are safe, vibrant, and attractive places to live, work, and play. Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website to learn more.


Royal Plus

Royal Plus Inc./RPCAT is a disaster restoration company that strives to be your first call in the wake of any disaster. We understand that disasters can be traumatizing and alarming for a business or customer, we plan every step to make their catastrophe a distant memory.  We help turn life back on by providing customers affected by natural or man-made disasters with 24/7 emergency and disaster restoration services in a compassionate, reliable, and efficient manner.


Kaiser Permanente

One for all and all for your health - When it comes to a coordinated and connected effort to make care better, Kaiser’s team works to make teamwork look easier. That’s because they believe managing health isn’t a solo job -- it’s the shared responsibility of everyone, and that includes doctors, nurses, our health care team and you. Each member of their integrated team plays an important role in helping to keep you healthy – and nothing’s more important than that. Kaiser Permanente.


Council Baradel, P.A.

Council Baradel is one of the region’s premier law firms and prides itself on the Energy, Depth and Experience it brings to the representation of its many clients. Our attorneys are active leaders, counselors, and participants in many bar associations and business, professional and civic organizations. Council Baradel has an extensive practice representing municipalities and other local government agencies throughout the State, with more than 60 years collective experience in the field. From our central Maryland location in the heart of the State Capital, we are well situated to serve clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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City of Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg, Maryland is home to more than 70,000 vibrant, diverse people who live in a community that respects its rural history while embracing a high tech future. We’ve been named THE most diverse small City in all of America every year since 2018. It’s a title we’re quite proud of. Gaithersburg is home to world renowned information and biotechnology companies, and throughout the community you’ll also find unique family-owned restaurants and businesses that celebrate our diversity. With more than 500 acres of parkland, award-winning recreational facilities and programs, performing arts venues, and a staunch commitment to protecting the environment, Gaithersburg residents enjoy the best of both worlds – the familiarity and comfort of a small town community within the exciting metropolis that surrounds our nation’s capital.

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Compass Government

Relations Partners

Founded by Hannah Powers Garagiola in 2018, Compass represents clients before federal, state, and local governments in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. We represent Fortune 500 businesses, trade associations, and nonprofits in every sector, including education, energy, healthcare, IT, and transportation.

We do it all. Whether we’re testifying before legislative committees, navigating procurement issues, or lobbying Governors and legislative leadership – Compass GR Partners gets results. Compass GR Partners uses a team-driven model to help clients navigate challenging issues, providing exceptional service and positive outcomes.


WGL Energy

WGL Energy is a leader in efficient and environmentally-friendly energy solutions that provide electricity, natural gas, renewable energy and green products across the US.

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PSA Insurance and Financial Services

PSA is the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading independent insurance brokerage and risk management firm, providing employee benefits, risk management and personal insurance solutions.


Maryland Broadband Cooperative

In 2006 the Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MDBC) was created by legislative intent of the Maryland General Assembly with the directed purpose of working with these ISPs to offer service to both under served and un-served areas all across Maryland.


Maryland American Water

Maryland American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is a leader in the delivery of safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water to approximately 14,200 customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.  With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada.



BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power’s 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities.


Miles and Stockbridge

Miles & Stockbridge is a leading mid-Atlantic law firm with more than 230 lawyers and seven offices across Maryland and in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s lawyers help global, national, local, municipal and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging legal problems. For more information regarding the robust legal services Miles & Stockbridge can provide, visit the Miles & Stockbridge website.


Garretson Technology

Now more than ever public sector communication is of the highest importance.  Gone are the days of posting a big ugly red banner on your website and expecting constituents to see it.  With all the different ways to connect with the public how does an organization, like yours, become a super communicator.   Six years ago, Garretson Technology set out to create a platform to make organizations like yours super communicators.  We call this platform Ansible.


Empower Retirement

Retirement Services.

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Maryland Association of Counties

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that serves Maryland’s counties by articulating the needs of local government to the Maryland General Assembly. The Association’s membership consists of county elected officials and representatives from Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.


Maryland Environmental Service

MES is a self-supporting, independent State agency, combining the public sector’s commitment to environmental protection with the private sector’s flexibility and responsiveness.

MES provides services at competitive rates to government and private sector clients and works on projects including water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, composting, recycling, dredged material management, hazardous materials cleanup, storm water services and renewable energy. We provide expert engineering, monitoring and inspection services.

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Shannon Baum Signs and Graphics

Shannon-Baum Signs, Inc. is located in Eldersburg, Maryland and has been providing quality signs and graphics since 1950. The company is the largest manufacturer of traffic signs in the State of Maryland and offers design, fabrication and installation of its products. Also offered are 3M vehicle wraps, graphics and reflective Police and Fire department lettering as well as 3M auto window tinting. Electronic (LED) message centers, 3-Dimensional lettering, custom signs, tradeshow and event products are also offered. Shannon-Baum Signs is a resource for finding solutions, getting answers, and providing guidance to help conquer customers’ signage challenges. For three generations the owners and staff have been committed to the sign industry. Shannon-Baum.