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Governor Wes Moore and Senator Ben Cardin Headline Day 1 of MML 75th Annual Summer Conference

Governor Wes Moore and Senator Ben Cardin Headline Day 1 of MML 75th Annual Summer Conference 

(June 24, 2024) Annapolis, Md. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) opened its Summer Conference today in the Ocean City Convention Center, featuring a keynote address by Governor Wes Moore and a live interview with outgoing Senator Ben Cardin. 

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MML Strategic Partners are Headed Down the Ocean!

We are delighted to see so many of our Strategic Partners joining us for the MML Summer Conference this month! Many have booths in the expo hall and are a great resource for municipal leaders. As experts in their fields, please be sure to stop by and get to know each one. All Partners can easily be spotted, as they have a blue ribbon on their booth. Click here for a full listing of The Leagues 2024 Strategic Partners.

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MML Needs Your Help at Summer Conference

We need your help. To ensure a successful summer conference we need your help at registration and throughout the event. If you've got the time, we've the job for you.  Sign up by June 11 via to assist with registration or be a greeter. Greeters will introduce themselves to lost-looking first timers, assist with directions, the app, encourage visits to the expo, and be the friendly face in the crowd. This is an excellent way to meet new people. Plus, you'll get an MVP Volunteer Ribbon and our sincere appreciation.

We hope you'll consider donating an hour or two to help.

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Remember the Expo

The Expo is back and better than ever. The recipient of four national conference awards, our summer conference expo will connect you with hundreds of industry leaders.

The MML Summer Conference Expo Hall serves as a hub for forging meaningful business partnerships to help enhance your city or town operations. Learn the latest techniques, products, and services available from the experts.

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From Our Community To Yours – Join Our Inaugural MMLCon24 Community Service Project

How many times have you been spotted in a grocery store and a constituent has made a passionate plea for you to meet a community need? City and town officials and staff are the pulse of the community, and your residents understand the importance of your support. The Maryland Municipal League recognizes the impact of community and we’re asking our local government community to band together through community service. 

Maryland Municipal League is proud to partner with Diakonia, a comprehensive provider for homeless men, women, families, and veterans on the Lower Eastern Shore, for our first summer conference community service project. Diakonia offers an array of services: emergency shelter, rent/financial assistance, food assistance, veteran homeless assistance, and operates a local thrift store.  

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MML Main Street Event

If you’re looking for additional visibility for your city or town, join the cities of Cambridge, Frederick, Hagerstown, New Carrollton, Pocomoke City, The Port Towns, Westminster, Williamsport, and MML’s Police Executive Association (PEA) for Municipal Tuesday’s MML Main Street event, an exclusive member municipality showcase opportunity.

Registration for the MML Main Street event includes:

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Tours - Exploring Maryland’s Eastern Shore

From the sun-soaked beaches of Ocean City to the charming streets of historic Berlin and the bustling city of Salisbury, Maryland's Eastern Shore offers a diverse tapestry of culture, history, and community. Our mobile tours are an opportunity to tour these cities with a focus on one of their best practices.
Although our Berlin tour is already sold out, a few spots remain open for Ocean City and Salisbury.
Start your day with a warm welcome from Mayor Andy Taylor at City Hall. Indulge in light refreshments before hopping a trolley to tour the Anne Street Village, Salisbury's first transitional housing community for unhoused residents. Get your questions answered and discover how Salisbury was able to bring this vital project to life.
Ocean City
Interested in public safety? Ocean City's Emergency Services Director is prepared to give you an insider's look at their City Watch system, complete with a PowerPoint overview followed by a live demonstration in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Next, head to the museum where the City Engineer, the mastermind behind the museum's refurbishment, will share insights into its history, funding, design, and construction.
Wrap up with a visit to the newly reimagined park downtown. Learn all about the park's transformation, including the grants and donations that made it possible.
Either of these tours pique your interest?
Contact Dionna Richardson to indicate which tour you'd like to participate in and snag one of the few remaining spots.

Looking for Ways to attend #mmlcon24? Register Now for Municipal Tuesday


Municipal Tuesday Staff Registration 

Registration for our inaugural Municipal Tuesday at MMLCon24 is now open. This day has been crafted as a one-day intensive for municipal professionals designed to get busy staff members out of the office and into a collaborative environment to springboard new ideas and innovations to support municipal operations. The heavily discounted registration fee of $150 gives municipal staff attendees access to all of Tuesday’s sessions and events. 

Municipal Staff-Focused Workshops 

  • Navigating the Maze: A Guide to Securing State and Federal Grants for Municipalities (E) 
  • Ethics (C) 
  • License Plate Reader Best Practices  
  • Tips for Hosting Community Events 

 Municipal Tuesday Features 

  • Showcase Solutions 
  • Cabinet Secretaries Roundtables
  • Population Forums 
  • Additional Academy Core and Electives 
  • A.M. Keynote session featuring Brandon P. Fleming, renowned speaker, nationally acclaimed educator, and author of MISEDUCATED

Staff lunches

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Time to Register is Ticking Away

Member pricing for our summer conference is still available.  Our lowest rates since 2017 gets you the most sessions we’ve ever had. The regular registration fee is $725 through May 31.

The conference’s 53 sessions include:
  •     Optional mobile tours of an innovative local solution (Berlin, Ocean City, Salisbury)
  •     Convening of MML Caucuses
  •     5 Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses
  •     7 Academy Electives
  •     Address from Governor Wes Moore
  •     Maryland’s Best Block Party
  •     General sessions featuring:  
    •         Nationally acclaimed speaker Brandon Fleming
    •         Bayside Chat with Senator Ben Cardin (Invited)
  •     Access to nearly 300 vendors in our award-winning expo
  •     Cabinet Secretaries Office Hours
  •     And much more...


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Keynote Speaker Alert: Brandon P. Fleming: Speaker, Author, Educator

Get ready to be inspired at the Maryland Municipal League's Summer Conference with our keynote speaker, Brandon P. Fleming. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 25th, as Brandon takes the stage to deliver a message that will leave a lasting impact. 
  • Author of MISEDUCATED: A Memoir, his triumphant story of struggle, success, and service. 
  • Nationally acclaimed educator, and the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project 
  • Founder of the first Black pipeline program at Harvard, Fleming has made history by enrolling over 200 students of color into the university's summer debate residency on full scholarship. 
  • Recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 and The Root Magazine's list of the top 100 most influential African Americans, Fleming's story is one of triumph against adversity.  
Don't miss your chance to hear Brandon Fleming's powerful message at the Summer Conference. Register today and be a part of a transformative experience that will leave you motivated and empowered. 


  • Registrant must have or must create a profile to use registration system    
  • Only an organization’s MML Key Contact may register on behalf of another individual   
COST - May 31 
Full Registration-member 
Full Registration non-member 
Member w/Grad class 
Nonmember w/Grad class 
Municipal Staff Expo Day 
Before You Start:   

Please DO NOT create a new profile. If you cannot remember your login information contact MML. Only someone designated as KEY CONTACT can register other officials from their municipality. If "Register Linked Profile" does not show when attempting to register your officials, please contact 410-295-9100 for assistance/verification of your town's designated Key Contacts.  

Guest Package  

In line with our commitment to fostering meaningful connections, we are reminding you of the MML guest policyGuests only have access to meals, which includes lunch and receptions and excludes access to sessions, keynotes, et al.  

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#MMLCON24 Sneak-a-Peek Recording Available

MML Leadership hosted an insightful Lunch and Learn webinar in partnership with Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dave Unglesbee (Hampstead) and Vice Chair, Terry McGean (Ocean City). Packed with previews and sneak peeks, the recording provides a comprehensive overview of what attendees can expect from #MMLCon24.

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Act Now! Early Bird Rates Ending for #mmlcon24

The exclusive early bird rates for #mmlcon24, our highly anticipated summer conference, are set to expire on April 2nd.

Be there and experience the revamped Municipal Tuesday, a day dedicated to celebrating our municipal members and the professional staff that supports them; and the new innovative Solution Sessions, an opportunity to connect with key MML partners. Here’s what we have in store: 

  • 53 session offerings 
  • 3 mobile tours 
  • Expo ribbon cutting 
  • Two impactful keynote speakers on Municipal Tuesday 
  • Closing Block Party – Maryland style! 
Don't miss out on discounted pricing for this groundbreaking event. Secure your spot today and seize the opportunity to connect, learn, and innovate with local leaders from across Maryland. See you there! 

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Municipal Tuesday Celebrates Local Government

Join us Tuesday, June 25 as we celebrate Maryland's municipalities and the staff who support its elected officials.  It will offer a full conference experience in a single day with multiple ways for staff to attend at an exclusive rate and the most cost-effective way for municipal professionals to attend our conference. The day consists of: 

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MML Main Street - Featuring You

Our team is excited for our national award-winning conference this June and I think you will be too when you see the new enhancements.
At the 2024 MML Summer Conference, we have increased ways to engage and participate for all attendees. Taking the lead from our members on survey feedback, you will see a new spotlight on Maryland’s municipalities including our new, MML Main Street.

MML Main Street is a chance to engage with 30 member municipalities in a featured exhibit area at the conclusion of Governor Moore’s (invited) closing speech on Tuesday afternoon. From one corner of the state and across our waterways and to the mountains, this will allow member municipalities to showcase their home right there in Ocean City.

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Exhibit at #MMLCon24 Award Winning Expo

We’re back, bigger and better than ever. The recipient of four national conference awards, our summer conference will connect your organization to 1,800 attendees who represent 160 local governments, state government leadership and community leadership from across Maryland. During our conference and expo, we promise an unparalleled opportunity for networking, learning, and showcasing your solutions.

MMLCon24’s Expo Hall serves as a hub for forging meaningful relationships and showcasing the latest information, techniques, products, and services that municipalities crave. And there's no shortage of new features designed to enhance your expo hall experience.

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#MMLCon24 Registration OPEN

Registration for our highly anticipated 2024 Summer Conference is officially open. Join us for four days packed with networking opportunities and insightful education sessions. Early Bird rates are only available until April 2. And hurry – only the first 200 member registrants will receive our 2024 summer conference T-shirt for free. 

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Dive into Local Communities at #MMLCon24

Registration for #MMLCon24 is OPEN. One of the highlights of this year's conference is the opportunity to participate in our exclusive tours, offered on Sunday, June 23 at 11 AM at no extra cost.  
Start your conference experience by immersing yourself in one of the innovative solutions implemented by other cities and towns. There's no better way to grow than by witnessing tangible solutions in action.  

Tour Highlights 

  1.  Berlin Economic Development Walking Tour: Explore how the Town of Berlin has seamlessly blended history, sustainability, and entrepreneurship to create an economic development success story. This walking tour will provide valuable insights into the strategies employed by Berlin to foster growth and prosperity. 
  2. Ocean City Grant Utilization Bus Tour: Discover how the Town of Ocean City has creatively utilized a variety of grant opportunities to execute projects that enhance the local community. Jump on board the bus tour and learn from Ocean City's success in leveraging grants for community development.
  3. Salisbury's Anne Street Village Visit: Embark on a visit to Salisbury's Anne Street Village, an innovative transitional housing initiative designed to support the city's chronically unsheltered residents. Gain firsthand knowledge of this impactful project and learn about the efforts to address homelessness in Salisbury.  

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore and learn from these remarkable initiatives! Spaces for our mobile tours are limited and open only to registered attendees. Be sure to reserve your spot today. Join us at #MMLCon24 and be inspired by the transformative work happening in local communities across Maryland.  

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MMLCon24: Schedule and Hotel Information

MMLCon24 Schedule

Two ways to stay in touch with the sessions, workshops and activities

1.  Visit Details on our Summer Conference website and click Schedule for a day-to-day breakdown of the preliminary schedule.

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MMLCon24 Hotel Block Now Open

It’s time to lock in your accommodations for MML’s summer conference! We have negotiated with properties in Ocean City across various price ranges and amenities to secure the best options for the MML Summer Conference, June 23-26.

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MML's 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Maryland Municipal League is seeking nominations for the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.

MML’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a city/town elected or staff official with a strong record of service to MML and the cities and towns of Maryland. Criteria considered includes:

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