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Posted on: March 3, 2021

March Town Hall with Senator Chris Van Hollen

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The Maryland Municipal League is pleased to announce that Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen will be our guest at our Monthly Town Hall for March.  The discussions with Maryland's city and town leaders will take place Friday, March 12th at 2 pm du...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Your MML Summer Conference - YOUR Choice!

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Because COVID-19 restrictions are likely to continue into June, our maximum capacity in the Ocean City Convention Center is limited to Expo personnel and 400 attendees, maintaining social distancing in all sessions.  Of course IF we're all vaccin...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Registration Opens for MML 2021 Summer Conference!

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Registration will open this Friday for MML's Summer Conference, which will be held in person June 27 - 29 in Ocean City and virtually July 19-20, 2021.

This year it will be different! See complete conference registration changes and details on the MML webs...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Virtual School Visits Made Easy: Essay Presentation Template

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Have you approached your local school about doing a school visit? With most schools still doing virtual learning, a school visit may be easier than ever to coordinate.

The key to a successful virtual school visit is visuals. Please feel free to use this Lo...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Summer Conference - Hotel Reservations Are Open

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Please make your hotel reservations if you haven't yet and encourage your city/town colleagues to do the same.  All municipalities received hotel information on February 12 about MML's 2021 hotel partners and reservations are now open.  ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Call for the Hall

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Nominations are now being accepted for MML’s Municipal Hall of Fame.  Each year, we’re pleased to honor those elected officials that have dedicated 20 or more years to Maryland’s municipalities. Nominations are accepted through the end of May. Th...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Young Municipal Leaders - First Friday Flash Focus - March 5

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The League continues to craft events and opportunities to help municipal leaders connect across commonalities. The next Young Municipal Leaders (YML) First Friday Flash Focus will be Friday, March 5 at 1 p.m.  The topic: Effectively Navigating Co...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

March Town Hall with Senator Chris Van Hollen

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The Maryland Municipal League is pleased to announce that Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen will be our guest at our Monthly Town Hall for March.  The discussions with Maryland's city and town leaders will take place Friday, March 12th at 2 pm du...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Summer Conference Training Grants Submission have begun

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Municipal Training Grants remain a great tool to help smaller municipalities, with little or no professional development budget, attend the MML Summer Conference. These grants are issued to qualifying applicants from municipalities that have not been repr...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Bill to Restrict A&A Tax Opposed by MML

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HB 1079 exempts certain businesses and activities associated with health and well being from the local admissions and amusement (A&A) tax. Municipalities are authorized to implement the tax, establish which businesses and activities it applies to, and...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Hearing on Police Body Cameras and PIA

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SB 690 provides a framework of mandatory disclosures and denials for Public Information Act (PIA) requests of police body camera footage. MML, along with the Maryland Association of Counties, supports the bill and testified at the hearing on February 25.M...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Registration Opens for MML 2021 Summer Conference!

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Registration will open this Friday for MML's Summer Conference, which will be held in person June 27 - 29 in Ocean City and virtually July 19-20, 2021.

This year it will be different! See complete conference registration changes and details on the...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Psst! Never been to an MML Summer Conference?

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Did you know that MML offers a special discount for Maryland municipal officials who've never participated in a Summer Conference?  How do you save $100 on your live registration for Summer Conference 2021 in Ocean City? Contact Paula Ch...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Summer Conference Training Grants Submission – Starts March 5

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Municipal Training Grants remain a great tool to help smaller municipalities, with little or no professional development budget, attend the MML Summer Conference. These grants are issued to qualifying applicants from municipalities that have not been repr...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Summer Conference - Hotel Reservations

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Conference registration opens March 5. Where are you going to stay? Check out the options and cross this off your do list today. Hotel information was posted and distributed on February 12. 

Hotels are booking new MML reservations daily, so I enco...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Parade of Flags Summer 2021 in the Digital Age

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Showcase your city/town as part of the annual MML Parade of Flags!

The 2021 Conference Planning Committee (CPC) has re-envisioned our traditional flag parade as a new Municipal Showcase that will give MML member cities and towns a chance to really showcase...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Virtual School Visits Made Easy: Essay Presentation Template

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Have you approached your local school about doing a school visit? With most schools still doing virtual learning, a school visit may be easier than ever to coordinate.  The key to a successful virtual school visit is visuals. Please feel free to ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Your MML Summer Conference - YOUR Choice

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Because COVID-19 restrictions are likely to continue into June, our maximum capacity in the Ocean City Convention Center is limited to Expo personnel and 400 attendees, maintaining social distancing in all sessions.  Of course IF we're all vaccin...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Understanding the Constant Yield Tax Rate

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Every February the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) sends notices to Maryland local governments regarding the constant yield tax rate and whether State-mandated advertising and public hearing requirements apply to your jurisdiction. &am...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Cybersecurity Resources

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The Hometown Emergency Preparedness Adhoc Committee (HEPAC) set up a Cybersecurity Subcommittee this year to assist Maryland's municipalities in addressing this ever increasing concern. As part of their goals for the year, we have set up a Cybersecurity R...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

NEW! Civil Unrest Resource Page

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The Maryland Municipal League's Hometown Emergency Preparedness Ad hoc Committee (HEPAC) is pleased to introduce a new Preventing and Responding to Civil Unrest web resource (http://mdmunicipal.org/921/Civil-Unrest-Resources).This page provides M...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Tree-Mendous Maryland - Get Under Cover

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TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND, a program of the Maryland Forest Service, remains one of our most popular programs aimed at helping citizens restore tree cover on public land and community open space in Maryland. To date, we have assisted more than 3,000 towns and...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Following Footsteps in Our State's History

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From Frederick Douglass's birthplace on the Eastern Shore, his sister's home in St. Michaels', the Maryland State House and Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, the Hornbake Library in College Park to Morgan State University and Douglass Row, Fells Poin...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Your MML Summer Conference - YOUR Choice

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Because COVID-19 restrictions are likely to continue into June, our maximum capacity in the Ocean City Convention Center is limited to Expo personnel and 400 attendees, maintaining social distancing in all sessions.  Of course IF we're a...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Nominations Open: Municipal Employee of the Year

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The City and Town Administrators Department of the Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland City/County Management Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the annual Roland B. Sweitzer Municipal Employee of the Year Award...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Local Covid Relief Funds: Proposed Distributions

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Last week, the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee staff released a summary of State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Relief Funds. The total package proposes $350 billion in state, local, tribal and territorial support to address the ongoing pandemic...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Grant Writing Workshops

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Join the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments,

Grant Writing USA and other regional partners  

for two online training opportunities. 

Step #1: Write a Successful Proposal and Find the Funding

 March 9-10, 20219:3...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Municipalities Honor Black History

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Maryland's cities and towns host a variety landmarks and exhibits that reflect the rich African American history in municipalities throughout our state. During this Black History Month, the Maryland Municipal League is highlighting a handful of those, one...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Resiliency in Elections Grant Opportunity

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Recent elections have highlighted a resilience gap in many jurisdictions’ election processes and the technical capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. Additionally, there are ongoing concerns about voter accessibility and the need for protections aga...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Bills Heard to Increase the Caps in Tort Claims

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HB 721/SB 602 address the issue of caps on damages awarded to prevailing plaintiffs in suits against local governments. The bills would raise the caps for all causes of action by 50%. These caps were just raised through legislation in 2015. In addition, f...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Call for the Hall

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Nominations are now being accepted for MML’s Municipal Hall of Fame.  Each year, we’re pleased to honor those elected officials that have dedicated 20 or more years to Maryland’s municipalities. Nominations are accep...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Virtual School Visits Made Easy: Essay Presentation Template

2019 Essay Poster Redesign

Have you approached your local school about doing a school visit? With most schools still doing virtual learning, a school visit may be easier than ever to coordinate.

The key to a successful virtual school visit is visuals. Please feel free to use this Lo...

Read on...

MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Summer Conference - Hotel Reservations Open Today

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Please make your hotel reservations if you haven't yet and encourage your city/town colleagues to do the same.  All municipalities received hotel information on February 12 about MML's 2021 hotel partners and reservations are no...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

The Maryland General Assembly passed Governor Hogan’s RELIEF Act of 2021 last week and the bill was officially signed into law on Monday, February 15. Today, the Comptroller’s Office began processing more than $200 million in stimulus ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2021

2021 Hamilton Relay Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award

Hamilton Relay, contracted service provider for Maryland, is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award. Nominations are due April 9, 2021. Please see the nomination letter and questionnaire here for more ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Young Municipal Leaders - First Friday Flash Focus - March 5

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The League continues to craft events and opportunities to help municipal leaders connect across commonalities. The next Young Municipal Leaders (YML) First Friday Flash Focus will be Friday, March 5 at 1 p.m.  The topic: Effectively Navigating Co...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Guess Who Debuts on the New $20 Bill?

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Another visit recommended for Black History Month in Maryland is the The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, on the Eastern Shore. The Park is 17 acres and adjoins the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge at the trailhead fo...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

HUR Bill has Senate Hearing

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The full and permanent restoration of municipal highway user revenue (HUR) is again a priority for MML in 2021. SB 362, which increases the amount of municipal HUR and eliminates the FY 25 funding sunset, had a hearing in the Senate Budget and Taxation Co...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

MML Staff Testifies in Opposition to Infeasible Procurement Bill

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Senate Bill 336 was heard in the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday, February 3. As drafted, the bill would require all procurement payments to be made within 15-days of the agreed upon date or following receipt of an invo...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

DHCD 2021 State Revitalization Funds Available

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The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is announcing a second Fiscal Year 2021 application round for two additional State Revitalization Programs - the National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund and the Seed Community Devel...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 9, 2021

FEMA Waives Covid Expense Cost Share

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Last week, the Biden Administration clarified that FEMA will be "retroactively reimbursing states fully for the FEMA-eligible services – including masks, gloves, emergency feeding actions, sheltering at risk populations and mobilization of ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 4, 2021

2021 Essay Contest – New Guidelines

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Although we successfully pivoted the 2020 “If I Were Mayor, I would…” Essay contest, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 contest is back and will be implemented in full. We’re excited to continue one of the Le...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 19, 2021

2021 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award

Hamilton Relay, contracted service provider for Maryland, is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award. 

Nominations are due April 9, 2021. Full details here.  

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: April 24, 2020

TRIPLE YOUR EXPOSURE

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Savvy marketers are always looking for more bang for their buck—and Maryland Municipal League (MML) is happy to oblige with 3X the impact. It’s easier than ever to attract, connect, and engage with MML members, partners, and key influe...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Classifieds

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Classified advertisements from Maryland cities, towns, counties and other government agencies will be published in MML’s e-Bulletin at no charge. If you would like to advertise an employment opportunity, request for proposals, or a piece of equi...

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