Summer Conference Sponsors 2021
Thank you for your Support of Maryland’s 157 Cities and Towns!
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.
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.
We’re united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. We’re evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that’s in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand.
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.
US Wind was founded in 2011 and has established its position as Maryland’s leader in offshore wind development. In 2014, US Wind obtained a federal lease for site control to develop approximately 1.5 GW of offshore wind power generation off the coast of Maryland. In 2017, US Wind won an Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) award to build a 270 MW offshore wind facility in their lease area.
With over 160 years of experience helping people lead healthier lives, our dedicated Public Sector team knows what is most important to your leadership and employees. We provide health care solutions that focus on long-term cost sustainability, innovative benefit options and improved experiences for your active or retired employees
AmWINS Group Benefits
In partnership with MML & LGIT, we are focused on providing a unique employee benefit solution, at no cost to Maryland Municipalities. Our program will provide your employees with a Medicare Concierge service to help employees prepare for retirement so they understand their healthcare choices as they approach Medicare. Maryland Municipal employees can have access to competitive and comprehensive benefits through this LGIT concierge program. Contact us to learn how simple it is to offer this voluntary employee benefit.
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.
Since 1994, Crown Castle has worked around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. This comprehensive portfolio of towers, small cells, and fiber gives people and communities access to essential data, technology and wireless service and opens the door to countless opportunities and possibilities. We continue to work closely with wireless carriers, businesses, technology companies, governments, and communities to make sure these transformative ideas and innovations find their way to the people who rely on them. Crown Castle
Funk & Bolton
Creative lawyers. Unique solutions.
Working closely with our clients, lawyers at Funk & Bolton help navigate complex scenarios and provide insightful advice. We’re committed to honest, effective counsel. As individuals, we are attentive and available. As a team, we work together with an integrated approach to the unique needs of our clients. Lawyers representing local governments must not only be knowledgeable of the law, but also timely with their counsel, practical with their advice, and keenly aware of the client’s unique political, economic and community character. We are actively engaged with officials statewide in the areas of municipal law, litigation, land use and public finance, and providing advice and advocacy on virtually every type of issue confronting local governments.
A FirstEnergy Company
FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems and a diverse generating fleet dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.
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.
Verra Mobility is a global leader in smart transportation. We serve our customers by working behind the scenes to provide technology solutions to make mobility safer and easier.
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.
WGL Energy is a leader in competitive energy supply and environmentally-friendly energy technology solutions for residential, government, commercial and industrial customers.
Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier.
FOVNDRY truly is the best of both worlds; big-agency experience and processes, with the personal attention to detail that you'd expect from a boutique agency. We offer national reach, with local expertise, in and around the nation’s capital. And no job is too big or too small. Whether it’s a singular effort or a fully integrated PR, Marketing, Digital, or Creative campaign, every FOVNDRY deliverable is custom—not cookie cutter. Our strategies and ideas are as individual as your team and your brand. We’ll make both shine.
LA Perez Consulting
Our President & CEO, Tony Perez, boasts over 20 years of experience in labor and industry, helping to pass a variety of legislative initiatives that created jobs for working families. As Director of Legislative & Growth Strategies for United Food & Commercial Workers local 400, he single-handedly built their Political/Legislative Department into a force in the Metropolitan area.
Pepco and Delmarva Power offer technical assistance and financial incentives to municipal customers making energy-efficient upgrades to their facility.
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.
Town of Ocean City
Make this a summer to remember.
Ocean City, Maryland has never looked more inviting than it does right now. Our free, beautiful 10-mile beach is the perfect place to reunite and reconnect with family and friends. From sunbathing to sandcastles, fishing to flying kites, it’s the ideal location for a classic summer vacation.
Whether it’s your first time here, or you’ve been coming all your life, get ready to make memories in a town that’s filled with them. There are so many things to do. Sink your toes into the sand. Watch the sun set over the bay. Stroll the boardwalk with a bucket of fries or an ice cream cone. This is the Ocean City that generations have come to love. We can’t wait to see you!
The Law Office of
Thomas N. Yeager
The Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager is a full service law firm with a professional support staff 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 municipalities, county commissioners, ethics commissions, planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and departments of social services as well as businesses and non-profit organizations. We are proud of our record of personalized, cost-effective, and results-oriented service. Our municipal clients include the towns of Betterton, Cecilton, Chesapeake City, Galena, Rock Hall, and Sudlersville.