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Posted on: January 28, 2020

MML Secures Sponsors for HUR Bill

While the bill has not yet been formally introduced, MML has secured bipartisan sponsors of its priority bill to fully and permanently restore municipal highway user revenue (HUR). In the Senate, Cory McCray (D-Baltimore) and Andrew Serafini (R-Washington...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Several PIA Bills to Receive Hearing on 2-11-2020

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With several members of the House of Delegates looking to amend the Maryland Public Information Act in different ways, the Health and Government Operations Committee decided to hear all their proposals on one day, February 22, to include the following bil...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

House Ways and Means Briefing on Local Revenues

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Each year, MML and MACo are invited to a local revenues briefing before the House Ways and Means Committee to share their priorities for the legislative session and answer any questions lawmakers might have.

This year, MML President and Gaithersburg Counci...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Senate Finance Committee Briefing on Small Cells

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An MML priority for the third consecutive year, retention of local authority to site small wireless infrastructure in public rights-of-way was back in the spotlight on Tuesday afternoon, January 21. The Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction ove...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Maryland Census Supplemental Grant Recipients

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The League applauds all who were able to turn around a submission for the Maryland Census Supplemental grant. Now that the awards have been announced, let’s continue to work together to spread the word about the importance of census participatio...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

MML's Municipal Hall of Fame Celebrates Governance

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If you or an official you know has served at least 20 years as an elected municipal official, then you’ve earned a place in the Maryland Municipal League Hall of Fame. Inductee names of current or former elected municipal officials (living or de...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Maryland Preservation Awards!

On January 23, 2020, at the 45th Maryland Preservation Awards, the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees recognized ten outstanding efforts in historic preservation, including education, restoration and revitalization projects, as well as organizati...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Maryland Climate Leadership Academy Offered in Annapolis

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces open enrollment for Maryland Climate Leadership Academy courses in Annapolis, which will be starting in February. Registration is open until Jan. 31, but classes are capped at 75 participants.The free...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

It’s Not Easy to Innovate Alone—Let's Innovate Together @ TLG

Elevate your 2020 Innovative Vision in Phoenix, Arizona May 5-8, 2020. Details.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

National Civic Review - Winter Edition

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The Winter 2020 issue of the National Civic Review is dedicated to journalist and author Neal R. Peirce, an indefatigable advocate for democratic governance, regionalism, civic engagement and positive community change. A frequent contributor to this journ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 21, 2020

MML Committee to Review League Bylaws

MML President and Gaithersburg City Councilman Ryan Spiegel has appointed a workgroup to examine the League’s bylaws and, where warranted, make recommendations for potential amendments to the bylaws. This workgroup will be chaired by MML Past Pr...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Municipal HUR's Rise in Governor's FY21 Budget

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In the State’s FY 2021 operating budget, municipal highway user revenues (HUR) increased to $39.1 million to be spread among all municipalities in the State. This budget figure represents an increase of about $1.2 million over FY 2020. Please se...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Summer Conference Hotels Going, Going....Book Now!

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Ocean City Hotels Selling Out Early for Summer Conference 2020 MML has negotiated special discount rates with 17 Ocean City hotels for Summer Conference.  Several are already sold out or close to it.  These include Aloft, Hampto...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Public Works Accreditation Workshop

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The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), in partnership with MML’s Public Works Officials Association, is offering a special accreditation workshop for municipal public works officials on March 12 in the City of ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Municipal Achievement Awards

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Municipal Achievement Awards

Reimagine Tomorrow – Imaginative Programs and Policies!

The 2020 MML Achievement Awards theme is Reimagine Tomorrow: Imaginative Programs and Policies! and will honor cities and towns that have successfully implemented...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Lifetime Achievement Awards

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MML’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an elected or appointed city/town official who has a strong record of service to the Maryland Municipal League through:

  • participation on MML committees
  • participation on the MML Board of Directors
  • active i...
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Posted on: January 13, 2020

The 2020 General Assembly Session is Upon Us!

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Just a reminder, now that the 2020 legislative session is underway, this also means that the MML Legislative Committee (LC) is hard at work. The members of the LC travel to Annapolis every week from now through late February to analyze over 300 bills and ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

5G Wireless Issue in the News

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Last week, The Daily Record ran an editorial written by the Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland Association of Counties describing in detail the concerns expressed by local governments with regard to the permitting and siting of 5G wireless facilit...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

MML to Oppose Impracticable Maryland Public Information Act Legislation

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At the Legislative Committee meeting held on January 8, 2020, members voted to oppose a bill that would drastically shorten the timeline for municipalities to respond to and fulfill Public Information Act requests. Senate Bill 67 and House Bill 42 (identi...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Successful Census Grant Push...What next?

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Maryland’s cities and towns have always known how to band together for their common good. The effort to inform and assist our members to apply for the State’s Supplemental Census Grant reinforces that fact. With only a little over 30 d...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

MML Staff meets with Governor’s Policy Directors

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Earlier this week, MML Executive Director Scott Hancock and Government Relations Specialist Candace Donoho met with Governor Hogan’s newly appointed policy director, Keiffer Mitchell, to discuss the League’s two legislative priority is...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Opening Day Legislative Reception!

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MML was pleased to once again partner with the City of Annapolis and the City’s Mayor Gavin Buckley, to host the popular Opening Day Legislative Reception, held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This has become a “can’t miss&...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 6, 2020

#MDBeCounted Webinar & More

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Census Day 2020, April 1, will be here before you know it. There's still plenty of time to help build trust in the census process and data collection among your constituents. MML wants to make passing along information as simple as possible for our member...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Building a Sister City Relationship

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Sister City partnerships can bring economic development and cultural benefits to your community, including expansion of international markets and a better understanding and tolerance of different cultures.  At least fifteen Maryland municipalitie...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Looking for Comparative Compensation Data?

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The MML/TechNet Compensation Survey now includes access to salary and benefits data for Maryland's counties and Baltimore City. This comprehensive, web-based compensation survey continues to provide participating cities and towns with a powerful tool for ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

State Records Retention: Requirements & Resources

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Under Maryland State Law, all political subdivisions, including municipalities, are required to establish and maintain a public records program and share certain records with the Maryland State Archives. Many cities and towns, however, have yet to meet th...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Grants Training in Washington, DC

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Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in DC, February 3-4, 2020.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to...

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MML eBulletin
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 equipment for ...

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