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Posted on: May 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lend Your Expertise to an MML Committee

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Do you have a passion for event planning or reaching out to others? Maybe you want to dive into Maryland legislation or want to help other municipalities prepare for potential man-made or natural disasters. The Maryland Municipal League has four committees that could use your help! Descriptions of each is described below. If you are interested in volunteering, we ask that you submit the online form found here.

Standing Committees

Legislative Committee (LC) is charged with coordinating the MML legislative program and recommending legislative requests received from members that best exemplify the goals of MML to the full membership for adoption. Additionally, the LC considers legislation with regard to its effect on municipalities and takes positions to oppose, support or amend General Assembly legislation. The LC is composed of elected and appointed municipal officials. The Committee meets every seven to ten days on a Wednesday or Saturday during the General Assembly session and at other times during the year, usually at the MML office. No more than 32 appointments.

Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is charged with formulating the theme for the annual summer conference, developing workshops and general sessions, and planning the conference social events. The committee members also promote conference attendance by speaking at chapter meetings. This committee meets at the League office on a Saturday in September, November and January and other times that the Chair may call. The CPC also has an evaluation meeting in Ocean City at the conclusion of the conference. No more than 22 appointments.

Engagement & Outreach Committee (EOC) is responsible for managing League programs that raise awareness about the role of municipal government and municipal officials. It coordinates a broad array of programs including the annual “If I Were Mayor…” Essay contest and Banner City/Town. The committee traditionally meets five to six times per year usually the third or fourth Wednesday of the month beginning in August and ending in May and other times that the Chair may call. No more than 20 appointments.

Ad Hoc Committee 

Hometown Emergency Preparedness Committee (HEPAC) helps cities and towns prepare for and reduce the effects of natural or man-made disasters through planning, mitigation, response and recovery. This includes providing information on developing emergency plans, conducting outreach to educate citizens and businesses, and raising awareness among municipal officials about available training opportunities. The committee will meet as determined by the committee Chair. No more than 15 appointments.

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