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Summer Conference Sponsors 2017

Thank you for your support of Maryland's 157 Cities and Towns!
2017 Sponsor opportunities available here 
Ruby Sponsor

   Local Government Insurance Trust
Ruby Sponsor

BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider.

For nearly 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). 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 is owned and managed by its members. LGIT’s purpose is to meet local government risk management needs - not to make a profit by selling insurance. Because of LGIT, local governments know they now have coverage available to them at stable rates and predictable costs - regardless of private insurance industry cycles. LGIT also provides a wide variety of Risk Management services including: Training, Grants, the LGIT Online Campus and the HR Compliance Portal helping Members with their HR needs.

On July 1, 2010, LGIT partnered with CIGNA and Benecon to provide local governments an alternative for their health insurance needs with the Maryland Local Government Health Cooperative (MLGHC) now called LGIT HEALTH. This program continues to grow with LGIT members discovering this new way to help control the cost of health insurance.


All Recreation
Emerald Sponsor

  American Traffic Solutions
Emerald Sponsor


All Recreation is a commercial playground and recreational equipment dealer and installer. We offer a wide range of products including Burke playgrounds and DuMor site amenities.  We also offer shades, shelters, sporting equipment and safety surfacing such as woodcarpet, rubber and synthetic turf.  We provide services such as inspections and turnkey installations.  However large or small your project may be, our staff is ready to work with you from design inception through installation.  We believe quality and customer service matter and we will show you that every step of the way.

American Traffic Solutions™ (ATS) delivers next-generation technology products, services, and business solutions and anticipates our customers’ future mobility, traffic safety and enforcement needs. Leveraging advanced technology, ATS partners with communities to implement and operate Road Safety Camera programs utilizing red-light safety cameras, speed safety cameras, and school bus stop arm enforcement cameras designed to reduce crashes, increase safety and save lives. 

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 Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company
Emerald Sponsor
Emerald Sponsor
The Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company (formerly IWIF) has specialized in providing workers' compensation insurance to Maryland businesses since 1914. Our local presence and dedication to business owners and their 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. 
  Since 2001, with the launch of our first interactive communication plan, CivicPlus has specialized in building city and county e-government communication system. CivicPlus     


  Maryland Department of Housing
and Community Development

Emerald Sponsor


  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 to learn more.

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 Council Baradel, P.A.
Sapphire Sponsor 

  City of Frederick
Sapphire Sponsor

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.   The City of Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, commerce and government within Frederick County. Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland with 65,000 residents. Frederick offers a balanced and thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable.    

    Potomac Edison, A FirstEnergy Company
                       Sapphire Sponsor
  Washington Gas, A WGL Company
Sapphire Sponsor 
Headquartered in Washington, DC, Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas Company) delivers natural gas to more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Washington, DC, and the surrounding region.

Washington Gas is a regulated subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., a public utility holding company. The unregulated affiliates of WGL Holdings are in energy-related businesses, selling natural gas and electric in competitive markets, and providing heating, ventilating and air-conditioning products and services.

Washington Gas has a long record of financial strength. As either WGL Holdings or Washington Gas, the company has paid dividends on common stock for 160 years and increased that dividend for the past 35 consecutive years.

Washington Gas is an active, concerned member of the business community and participates in numerous community service programs, focused on health, education, and the environment.


 Shannon-Baum Signs and Graphics
 Topaz Sponsor
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.