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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Two Counties Introduce Legislation to Allow Access to Municipal-Only Grant Program

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Citing the fact that Baltimore and Howard Counties do not have any municipalities, these two counties have banded together to introduce HB 203/SB 614 and SB 962 to allow them to apply to the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program HB 203 Community Parks a...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

MML Testifies on Public Information Act Bills

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On the 50-year birthday of the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA), February 11, MML staff testified on three bills that would have made signification changes to the Act. The League Supported House Bill 501 with amendments, which would expand ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

MML Testifies in Support of Electric Aggregation

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MML testified in support of HB 561 which would authorize municipalities to form an electric aggregation service or band together with other municipalities or counties to create a larger pool for aggregation. Allowing for local governments to negotiate ele...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Does Your Municipality School Visit?

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Most kids understand, at least in general, that there’s a national government and a state government. But say "local" government and the waters get muddy. Local often brings county government to mind and, at best, city/town government ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 18, 2020

MDBeCounted Webinar & Slides - Now Available

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MML’s first webinar on preparing for the 2020 census included information focused on everything from the census timeline to direct contact information for Maryland’s regional census specialist. Speakers from the City of Seat Pleasant, ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

DHS Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grants

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award

Hamilton Relay, the contracted service provider of Maryland Relay, is seeking your assistance in identifying candidates for the Hamilton Relay 2020 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award.We are looking for individuals who are hard of hearing, l...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 18, 2020

WaterNow Alliance Summit

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You’re invited to join WaterNow Alliance at the 5th Annual Tap Into Resilience Summit, a pioneering 2-day summit for local water decision makers – mayors, councilmembers, city officials, utility management and staff – and wat...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Achievement Awards - Last Call!

A reminder that the deadline for both the MML Achievement Awards Competition and the MML Lifetime Achievement Award is March 1. Your nomination for either the Achievement Awards for your city or town or for a deserving municipal official for the Lifetime ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 11, 2020

New Academy Graduate Class on Cybersecurity

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Ransomware and other cyber attacks have grown into one of the greatest threats facing local governments. Now the Academy for Excellence in local Governance is offering a full-day, experiential training exclusively for Academy graduates. The class will be ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

MML's Municipal Hall of Fame Celebrates Governance

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If you or an official you know has served at least 20 years as an elected municipal official, then you’ve earned a place in the Maryland Municipal League Hall of Fame. Inductee names of current or former elected municipal officials (living or de...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Municipal Achievement Awards

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Reimagine Tomorrow – Imaginative Programs and Policies!

The 2020 MML Achievement Awards theme is Reimagine Tomorrow: Imaginative Programs and Policies! and will honor cities and towns that have successfully implemented innovative approaches to ad...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Lifetime Achievement Awards

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MML’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an elected or appointed city/town official who has a strong record of service to the Maryland Municipal League through:

  • participation on MML committees
  • participation on the MML Board of Directors
  • active i...
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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Nominations open: Municipal Employee of the Year

The City and Town Administrators Department of the Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland City/County Management Association are pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the annual Roland B. Sweitzer Municipal Employee of the Year Awar...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 4, 2020

2020 Municipalities Eligible for Summer Conference Training Grant

MML believes in the training and networking offered at our summer conference. Consider it an investment in your professional development to ensure you’re the most effective leader you can be. We also understand that some towns may not be able to...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 11, 2020

SB 982/HB 1394 to Restore Municipal HUR Introduced

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One of MML’s legislative priorities for 2020 is the full and permanent restoration of municipal highway user revenue (HUR). SB 982 and its crossfile HB 1394 are formally introduced in their respective chambers. Both bills seek to accomplish the ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

MML Board of Directors Approve Action Agenda

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During the Winter Meeting, held on Saturday, January 25, the following were approved:

-Turf Valley Resort as the 2021 Fall Conference venue.-Susan Petito, Director of Recreation and Parks for the Town of Ocean City, as the Parks and Recreation Department R...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maryland Mayors Conference 2020

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Maryland’s mayors gathered in Annapolis last week for their 26th annual conference.  The focus of the two day event was their municipal legislative agenda, with other educational sessions supplementing the program.  Guests incl...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 4, 2020

MML Legislative Committee Visited by MGA Leadership

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MML’s Legislative Committee was proud to be joined last week by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones. On Wednesday, January 29th, the two new leaders of their respective chambers paid a visit to the MML headquarters to...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Public Works Lunch-n-Learn

The Lunch-n-Learn features four agencies (one from Maryland and three from Virginia) in various stages and sophistication regarding their asset management programs, where lessons learned will be shared with participants. Participants will learn from best ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Maryland Census Supplemental Grant Recipients

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The League applauds all who were able to turn around a submission for the Maryland Census Supplemental grant. Now that the awards have been announced, let’s continue to work together to spread the word about the importance of census participatio...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Several PIA Bills to Receive Hearing on 2-11-2020

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With several members of the House of Delegates looking to amend the Maryland Public Information Act in different ways, the Health and Government Operations Committee decided to hear all their proposals on one day, February 22, to include the following bil...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

MML Secures Sponsors for HUR Bill

While the bill has not yet been formally introduced, MML has secured bipartisan sponsors of its priority bill to fully and permanently restore municipal highway user revenue (HUR). In the Senate, Cory McCray (D-Baltimore) and Andrew Serafini (R-Washington...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Maryland Preservation Awards!

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On January 23, 2020, at the 45th Maryland Preservation Awards, the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees recognized ten outstanding efforts in historic preservation, including education, restoration and revitalization projects, as well as organizati...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

House Ways and Means Briefing on Local Revenues

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Each year, MML and MACo are invited to a local revenues briefing before the House Ways and Means Committee to share their priorities for the legislative session and answer any questions lawmakers might have.

This year, MML President and Gaithersburg Counci...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Senate Finance Committee Briefing on Small Cells

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An MML priority for the third consecutive year, retention of local authority to site small wireless infrastructure in public rights-of-way was back in the spotlight on Tuesday afternoon, January 21. The Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction ove...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2020

It’s Not Easy to Innovate Alone—Let's Innovate Together @ TLG

Elevate your 2020 Innovative Vision in Phoenix, Arizona May 5-8, 2020. Details.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

National Civic Review - Winter Edition

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The Winter 2020 issue of the National Civic Review is dedicated to journalist and author Neal R. Peirce, an indefatigable advocate for democratic governance, regionalism, civic engagement and positive community change. A frequent contributor to this journ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Classifieds

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Classified advertisements from Maryland cities, towns, counties and other government agencies will be published in MML’s e-Bulletin at no charge. If you would like to advertise an employment opportunity, request for proposals, or a piece of equipment for ...

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