Summer Conference Sponsors 2020
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. The AWS cloud is uniquely positioned to provide scalable cost-efficient solutions for public sector customers to find ways cloud services can be deployed to meet mandates and increase collaboration across agencies and organizations. Whether it is for development and testing, enterprise applications, high-performance computing, storage, backup and archiving, disaster recovery, web, mobile, and social apps, virtual desktops, or data center migrations, government agencies, education institutions, and nonprofits are using AWS to help achieve their missions. AWS provides cloud services as a pay-as-you-go model, delivering access to the most up-to-date technology resources. Simply access AWS services over the internet, with no upfront costs (no capital investment), and pay only for the computing resources that you use, as your needs scale. By using AWS’s inexpensive and highly scalable infrastructure technology, organizations around the world can stop paying for computing power they aren’t using - and receive more mission for their money. In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services to comply with the strictest security and privacy standards and follows security best practices. AWS has dedicated teams focused on helping public sector organizations of all sizes use AWS to pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology.
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. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
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.
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.
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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.
Washington Gas a WGL Company
Washington Gas was founded in 1848, through a Congressional charter signed into law by President James K. Polk. The new company installed gas lights in the House and Senate chambers, the White House and along Pennsylvania Avenue. As the 20th century dawned, Washington Gas expanded into Virginia and Maryland.
Today, Washington Gas provides safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The company has been providing energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers for 170 years. Clean-burning natural gas is the fuel of choice for more than nine out of 10 new home buyers in the D.C. metro area.
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.
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.
City of Frederick
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 70,000 residents and offers a balanced, thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable.
Miles & 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.
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.
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.
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.
Our company has invested $10 billion in environmental efforts since 1970, and we have a continuing commitment to cleaner energy resources, smarter technology and a more sustainable planet.
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.
The Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager
The Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager is a full service law firm located in Chestertown, Maryland. A significant portion of the firm's practice is devoted to local governments in the Eastern Shore area. The firm is experienced in representing county commissioners, municipalities, ethics commissions, planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and departments of social services as well as businesses and non-profit organizations. Our municipal clients include the towns of Betterton, Cecilton, Chesapeake City, Galena, Sudlersville, and Rock Hall. Mr. Yeager is the County Attorney for Kent County and currently serves as the President of the Maryland Association of County Attorneys. The firm's attorneys and professional support staff provide personalized, cost-effective, results-oriented legal representation to our clients. Having served as a Deputy State's Attorney, Thomas N. Yeager is an accomplished trial attorney who has also handled a wide range of legal matters pertinent to local governments including construction litigation, code enforcement, personnel/employment hearings, environmental matters, and public works projects.