Summer Conference Sponsors 2019
Thank you for your Support of Maryland's 157 Cities and Towns!
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 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.
On July 1, 2010, LGIT partnered with Benecon and CIGNA to provide local governments an alternative for their health insurance needs with LGIT HEALTH. This program has continued to grow. LGIT members are taking advantage of this new way to provide health coverage for their employees and help control the cost of health insurance.
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.
Town of Seat Pleasant
Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence is committed to finding ways to deliver services effectively and efficiently and provide meaningful and innovative methods to engage our citizenry. The City of Seat Pleasant is the first Smart City in the state of Maryland offering Smart City services that are better, faster, and personalized making it a “City for Me” using information and communication technology, with the internet of things. The City of Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence is proud of the various programs and services that have been improved and created. To mention a few services that are better, faster and personalized, the City has incorporated, the My Seat Pleasant App, the Connected Government Solution, the Housing and Revolving Loan Fund, the Smart Buy Program, PG Collaboration, Smart Bike Program, Drone Program, Police Athletic League, K-9 Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, Community Policing Program and the Crime Scene Unit.
Town of Upper Marlboro
The Town of Upper Marlboro is a growing municipality with significant investment to its community, business, and public partners. Chartered as the Prince George's County Seat of Government in 1721, it houses the most important and treasured parts of the County including the County Courthouse Complex, the County Administrative Offices, and the Board of Education to name a few. But we are more than just a small town; there is beauty in the scenic 12-acre Schoolhouse Pond and surrounding parkland for fishing & hiking, and the Town’s over 300-year history shared through interactive storytelling at the famous Darnall's Chance House Museum. We take great care of the entire family experience by hosting lunchtime lawn concerts, outdoor movie nights, health and wellness events and food truck Fridays. The Town of Upper Marlboro is creating milestones in legislation, public services & safety, community outreach & engagement, and building authentic relationships with our County, State, and Federal partners. We are also looking forward to the redevelopment of our historic downtown district and increased community engagement, all to ensure the Town of Upper Marlboro continues to be the premier destination for residents and visitors to live, work, learn, and play.
The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and the U.S. Census Bureau have partnered for the 2020 Census to ensure every Marylander is counted at their place of residence on April 1, 2020. Planning and the Census Bureau are coordinating efforts to raise awareness about the importance of counting everyone. The goal is to motivate residents to self-respond by completing and submitting their census form and to ensure Marylanders understand their responses are secure and confidential. Census data provides the backbone for federal funds used for critical and life-saving programs, determines reapportionment, and impacts local economic development and planning decisions. For every person not counted, Maryland loses approximately $18,250 in federal funding for important programs and services, such as Medicaid, SNAP/WIC, CHIP, transportation projects, emergency preparedness, and other health care needs. The Census is Important, Easy, and Safe.
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.
Data-Driven Procurement and Consulting Founded in 1996, APPI Energy delivers apples-to-apples comparisons of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiates supply solutions that reduce and manage energy costs on an ongoing basis for commercial and industrial customers. The APPI Energy database enables our team to benchmark historical and real-time energy supplier prices in every deregulated energy market in the U.S. Unbiased and independent, APPI Energy has earned the endorsement of 158 trade associations and chambers of commerce to provide energy expertise to members.
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.