June 5, 2017
Download MML’s Conference Mobile App Today! - MMLCon17
Download MML’s mobile summer conference app to engage with events, activities, and people prior to, during, and after the conference. This year the MML conference app will be the ONLY way to access workshop descriptions and speaker bios. The app is also THE place to find instructor presentations and other supplementary workshop materials.
Smartphone and tablet users can download the mobile app from the App Store [https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1235490684] (iPhone and iPad) or the Google Play Store [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.attendify.conf67p6po] (Android) by searching “MMLCon17”. iPad users please search under the "iPhone only" section of the App Store. Blackberry, Windows Phone, and PC users can view the app in a browser here [http://67p6po.m.attendify.com/] .
The app provides access to conference schedule updates, session alerts, presenter and exhibitor profiles and maps. You can also share your tweets and photos, create a personal schedule, and send messages to other attendees. Content is updated daily.
MML’s Summer Conference Draws Officials from Throughout Maryland
Officials from 129 cities and towns have registered for MML’s summer conference, which will be held June 25-28, 2017 at the Convention Center in Ocean City. The program includes a full agenda of training sessions, the keynote presentation “The Benefits and Value of Diversity” by internationally acclaimed speaker Dr. Samuel Betances, roundtable discussions with Cabinet Secretaries, small town, tiny town, and large city discussion forums, and a variety of social events. Pre-registration has closed, but you can register on-site in Ocean City.
Summer Conference Program on Website
You can view a detailed conference program [http://www.mdmunicipal.org/index.aspx?NID=460] on MML's website. Reviewing the conference schedule prior to getting your registration materials in Ocean City will help you plan which workshops you want to attend and enable you to coordinate your schedule with other officials from your municipality so that all sessions are covered.
Banner City/Town Program Celebrates 10 Years With 59 BCTs
Ten years ago, a small program was created to thank members for their participation and engagement in the League. Fourteen (14) municipalities rose to the call in 2007. This year, as we celebrate ten years of saluting you, our most active members, we will honor 59 Banner Cities and Towns.
The successful journey of this program is thanks to members caring about remaining engaged – both those who actively help their town achieve the designation and the members of the Engagement and Outreach Committee that help champion them to the finish line. Thank you!
Among this year’s designees are two brand new recipients: Berwyn Heights and Ridgely.
And an extra kudos to the members who have received it every year since the program’s inception: Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Laurel, Leonardtown, and Somerset.
Officials from this year’s Banner Cities and Towns are invited to attend the June 27 Business Meeting held at the MML summer conference, where each municipality will be honored. Please designate ONE representative to receive the plaque and flag (for new recipients) or year plate for renewing designees. However all officials from the city/town are invited to join the annual Banner City/Town photo taken immediately following the Business Meeting.
The MML/Musco Sports Lighting Banner City/Town program [http://www.mdmunicipal.org/index.aspx?nid=166] encourages League engagement by fostering an environment where officials feel that their activity makes a difference. Among other things, officials from Banner cities and towns:
• Ensure that young citizens understand what municipalities do and what they bring to their communities.
• Are active on League committees, chapters, departments and the Board of Directors.
• Commit personal time to attend training and networking events with other municipal officials.
The activities have a profound impact on the League’s health making our organization one of the most progressive and engaged in the nation.
Congratulations to the 2017 MML/Musco Sports Lighting Banner Cities & Towns. Thank you for your engagement in League activities!
Bel Air, Berlin, Berwyn Heights, Boonsboro, Bowie, Brentwood, Brunswick, Burkittsville, Cambridge, Capitol Heights, Chesapeake Beach, College Park, Colmar Manor, Denton, Easton, Edmonston, Elkton, Emmitsburg, Federalsburg, Frederick, Friendsville, Fruitland, Gaithersburg, Galena, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Hampstead, Havre de Grace, Hyattsville, Indian Head, Kensington, Landover Hills, La Plata, Laurel, Leonardtown, Middletown, New Carrollton, New Market, New Windsor, North Beach, North Brentwood, Pocomoke City, Princess Anne, Queenstown, Ridgely, Rockville, Salisbury, Seat Pleasant, Somerset, Sykesville, Takoma Park, Taneytown, Thurmont, Trappe, Union Bridge, University Park, Upper Marlboro, Westminster, and Williamsport
MML 45th Annual Golf Tournament
Sign up now for MML’s 45th Annual Golf Tournament! This will be held during the League’s summer conference on Sunday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course and will benefit MML’s Education Fund.
Click here to print the registration form [http://www.mdmunicipal.org/DocumentCenter/View/530] . The tournament registration deadline is June 10.
Tickets Required for Affiliate Events at Summer Conference
Please visit MML’s website for details [http://www.mdmunicipal.org/DocumentCenter/View/2992] about affiliate group events during MML’s summer conference. Advance purchase of tickets is required for the following MML affiliated meal events during MML’s summer conference:
• Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities Dinner (Monday, June 26)
• Montgomery Chapter Dinner (Monday, June 26)
• Prince George’s County Municipal Association Breakfast (Tuesday, June 27)
• Women in Government Service (WINGS) Breakfast (Wednesday, June 28)
If you plan to attend any of the following MML Department meetings, please contact the Department directly (see affiliate link) to RSVP:
• City & Town Administrators (Monday, June 26)
• Municipal Attorneys (Monday, June 26)
• Municipal Police Executives (Tuesday, June 27)
• Public Works (Tuesday, June 27)
• Municipal Clerks (Tuesday, June 27)
MML Conference Proxies Available
Proxy forms [http://md-municipalleague.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3048] were e-mailed to each MML member municipality. Proxies offer alternatives to cities and towns that will otherwise not be represented at the League’s business meeting in Ocean City on June 27, 2017.
If elected officials from a League member municipality are unable to attend the summer conference, their municipalities may be represented for voting purposes by administrative proxy (if a nonelected official from your municipality will represent your city/town) or municipal proxy (if a representative from another municipality will represent your city/town). Please note that an MML member municipality may exercise a municipal proxy for just one other member municipality.
Questions? Contact Jim Peck [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] .
Visit the Exhibits
When planning your summer conference schedule, be sure to block time to visit the 233 exhibit booths. A wide array of products and services will be on display in Exhibit Halls A&B and Dockside. Review the list of exhibitors now and plan your time in the exhibit halls. The exhibit halls will be open on Monday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Governor Larry Hogan will speak and introduce MML’s 2017-18 Board of Directors during MML’s summer conference dinner, Tuesday, June 27. Business casual attire is encouraged (dressy attire optional) for this year’s dinner.
New for 2017 – open seating at dinner. In response to attendee feedback there will be open seating at the dinner this year, eliminating the need for attendees to reserve tables prior to the dinner. If you or your guest have mobility issues that require a specific type of seating, please attach this information to your registration form or e-mail email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] .
Tickets for the dinner must be purchased prior to the conference and in addition to the registration fee. Tickets will be exchanged at the ballroom door for wristbands. Catering staff requires that all dinner attendees show their wristband at the buffet stations.
The Deadline for Flag Parade Registration is Here
The parade of city and town flags will again be an exciting part of the MML Conference Opening General Session. The flag parade will be held on Monday morning, June 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Each participating municipality must designate an elected or appointed official (no children please) as flag bearer to present their municipal colors.
The following municipalities are registered for the 2017 flag parade: Bel Air, Berlin, Berwyn Heights, Betterton, Bowie, Brentwood, Brunswick, Cambridge, Capitol Heights, Cecilton, Centreville, Charlestown, Chesapeake City, Chestertown, College Park, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Crisfield, Denton, District Heights, Edmonston, Elkton, Federalsburg, Forest Heights, Friendship Heights, Friendsville, Gaithersburg, Galena, Greenbelt, Hampstead, Havre de Grace, Hyattsville, Indian Head, La Plata, Landover Hills, Laytonsville, Leonardtown, Middletown, Millington, Morningside, New Carrollton, New Windsor, North Beach, North Brentwood, Oakland, Ocean City, Oxford, Perryville, Pocomoke City, Princess Anne, Queenstown, Ridgely, Rising Sun, Rockville, Seat Pleasant, Snow Hill, Somerset, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, University Park, Upper Marlboro, and Westminster.
Who participated in last year’s parade, but is still missing from this year’s parade? Aberdeen, Barclay, Bladensburg, Chesapeake Beach, Cheverly, Cumberland, Delmar, Easton, Fairmount Heights, Frederick, Glenarden, Greensboro, Hurlock, Laurel, Mount Airy, Mount Rainier, Myersville, Poolesville, Riverdale Park, Rock Hall, Sudlersville, and Thurmont.
If you have not yet signed up for the parade of flags, please click here [http://www.mdmunicipal.org/Forms.aspx?FID=98] to sign up. As a reminder, the flag parade rehearsal will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 and is MANDATORY for participants. Please be sure that your flag bearer DOES NOT have a conflict with other workshops being held at the same time as the rehearsal. ALL FLAG BEARERS MUST ATTEND THE REHEARSAL - NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Questions about the flag parade may be directed to Candace Donoho at MML, 410-268-5514 or email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] . Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Ocean City! It’s going to be another great summer conference!
Funding Available through Rural Maryland Council – June 9 Deadline
A call for proposals is now open for two sources of funding through the Rural Maryland Council (RMC); but do not delay, preliminary submissions are due by the end of the day Friday, June 9.
If you have a project that fits in these categories, then submit an application this week!
The Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund [http://rural.maryland.gov/events/maryland-agricultural-education-and-rural-development-assistance-fund-maerdaf-call-for-proposals-open/] (MAERDAF) is seeking proposals that focus on Agriculture, Energy, Rural Broadband, Healthcare, Youth Engagement and Workforce/Economic Development.
The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund [http://rural.maryland.gov/events/rural-maryland-prosperity-investment-fund-rmpif-call-for-proposals-open/] (RMPIF) is seeking proposals that focus on Regional Planning and Development Councils, Rural Entrepreneurship Development, Regional Infrastructure Projects, and Rural Health Care Organizations.
For more information please click here [http://rural.maryland.gov/maerdaf_rmpif/] .
Help the Census Bureau Accurately Count Your Community
The U.S. Census Bureau requests help from tribal, state and local governments in the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses program. This program is the only opportunity for governments to verify residential addresses, ensuring a complete and accurate 2020 Census.
The Census Bureau mailed advance notifications about participating in the program to tribal, state and local governments in January 2017. If you did not receive the notification, you may find information about the program on the LUCA website [http://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html] .
Invitation letters will be mailed in July 2017 and the final participation materials will be mailed in February 2018. Governments can take the following steps now to prepare:
• Participate in the 2017 Boundary and Annexation Survey [https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/bas.html] , which is the annual update for the legal boundaries and names of all governmental units.
• Start preparing your address list — make sure your list identifies multi-unit structures and distinguishes between residential and nonresidential addresses.
• Identify local address sources, such as building permits, local utility records, annexation records and other files.
• Attend one of our workshops [https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html] to learn about the program.
Participation in the Local Update of Census Addresses program can help ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census in your community.
For more information, visit the program website [https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html] .
MML 2017-18 Board Nominations
Nomination materials for the MML 2017-2018 Board of Directors were e-mailed to chief municipal elected officials and to MML chapter presidents and secretaries in March. The following nominations for MML's 2017-2018 Board of Directors have been received at the League office:
Bridget Donnell Newton, Mayor, Rockville
Member at Large (10 seats)
Diane A. Foster, Mayor Pro Tem, Taneytown
John R. “Jack” Heath, Council President, Salisbury
Emmett V. Jordan, Mayor, Greenbelt
Marnitta L. King, Mayor, Capitol Heights
Abigail W. McNinch, Mayor, Denton
Malinda A. Miles, Mayor, Mount Rainier
Spencer R. Schlosnagle, Mayor, Friendsville
District Vice Presidents
District 1: Bruce A. Morrison, Mayor, Pocomoke City
District 2: Robert C. Willey, Mayor, Easton
District 4: James "Jay" Maguire Mattingly IV, Councilmember, Leonardtown
District 5: Ryan Spiegel, Councilmember, Gaithersburg
District 6: Randy A. McClement, Mayor, Frederick
District 7: Daniel A. Colmer, Mayor, Barton
District 8: Brigitte M. Schmidt, Councilmember, Boonsboro
District 9: Joseph A. Solomon, Councilmember, Hyattsville
District 10: James L. Eberhardt, Mayor, Perryville
Nomination materials can be found here [http://md-municipalleague.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3016] . Contact Jim Peck at email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] with any questions.
The Maryland Municipal League Invites Your Input…
Although it seems the dust is still settling from the 2017 General Assembly session, it is time to start thinking about next year’s MML legislative priorities. To submit a Legislative Action Request (LAR) for consideration by the 2017-2018 Legislative Committee, please complete a 2018 LAR submission form [http://www.mdmunicipal.org/DocumentCenter/View/3025] and return it to MML by July 28, 2017. LARs considered in the past have included revenue, environmental, legal, planning and zoning, government operations, and transparency issues. LARs may be submitted by a municipality, a MML Chapter, or a MML Department. Please remember, to be considered by the MML Legislative Committee, prior to submission, all LARs must be adopted at a meeting of the body submitting the request and be signed and dated by an official representing the body. Questions may be referred to Jim Peck [mailto:JimP@mdmunicipal.org] , Bill Jorch [mailto:BillJ@mdmunicipal.org] , or Candace Donoho [mailto:CandaceD@mdmunicipal.org] at the MML office.
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