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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Municipal Achievement Awards

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The 2019 MML Achievement Awards theme is Together We Can: Collaborative Solutions to Municipal Challenges and will honor cities and towns that have successfully collaborated with private sector, non-profit, and/or other local government ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Lifetime Achievement Award

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This award recognizes an elected or appointed city/town official who has a strong record of service to the Maryland Municipal League and has demonstrated outstanding service to Maryland municipal government. Nominees can be current or former municipal off...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

2019 Municipalities Eligible for Summer Conference Training Grant

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Each year, the League offers training grants to those towns who have not sent a representative to the summer conference in the past two years. These municipalities are often smaller with fewer officials and staff, making it a challenge to leave the town “...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Check Out Your First Digital Edition of Municipal Maryland

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You should receive your January/February Municipal Maryland magazine in the mail in the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, you can still check it out through the new interactive digital version online. Just click on the link above to MML’s website,...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Maryland’s Municipal Hall of Fame Celebrates Veteran Governance

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It’s time to celebrate municipal excellence. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Municipal Hall of Fame class.

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 Maryl...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Small Cell Bill Hearing this Thursday!

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This Thursday, February 21, the House Economic Matters Committee will hold public hearings on bills pertaining to small cellular infrastructure. House Bill 654 is the wireless industry bill that would preempt local governments on a myriad of issues includ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Bill to Increase Local Control of Property Tax Payments Hearing Held

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MML staff testified in support of HB 396 before the House Ways and Means Committee on February 12, 2019 with a clarifying amendment. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Carr, authorizes local governments to provide, by law, for an installment payment schedule...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

MML Staff Testifies in Opposition to Making Personnel Files Available

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On February 12, 2019, MML staff testified in opposition to HB 413 before the House Heath and Government Operations Committee. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Barron, establishes that a record related to a formal complaint of job-related misconduct made ag...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Hearing Held on Former MML Priority Bill -- Online Legal Notices

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On February 14, 2019, MML staff testified in support of SB 324 before the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. The bill, sponsored by Senator Young, authorizes a county or municipality to publish legal notices on its website inst...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

2020 Census Grants Available

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The 2020 Census Grant Program is designed to support the accurate counting of the State’s population and its local jurisdictions including the collection of basic demographic and housing information. The program offers matching grants to non-profit organi...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Lifetime Achievement Award

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This award recognizes an elected or appointed city/town official who has a strong record of service to the Maryland Municipal League and has demonstrated outstanding service to Maryland municipal government. Nominees can be current or former municipal off...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Municipal Achievement Awards

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The 2019 MML Achievement Awards theme is Together We Can: Collaborative Solutions to Municipal Challenges and will honor cities and towns that have successfully collaborated with private sector, non-profit, and/or other local government ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 19, 2019

2019 Municipalities Eligible for Summer Conference Training Grant

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Each year, the League offers training grants to those towns who have not sent a representative to the summer conference in the past two years. These municipalities are often smaller with fewer officials and staff, making it a challenge to leave the town &...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Have you heard who’s keynoting at the MML Summer Conference???

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Come and learn how you can find your own unique purpose, how you can and must use it to improve yourself and then, contribute to a better community and a better world.  To quote a character in one of Dr. Berry’s book, “If you ain’t dead, you ain’...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

MML President Newton “Goes to Washington”

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On Thursday, February 7, representatives from the National League of Cities (NLC), federal leaders and representatives from state municipal leagues held a briefing on the federal-local partnership needed to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Clean Water Commerce Act Proposal Deadline Extended

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This is an update to our January 7 article.

The Clean Water Commerce Act (CWCA) passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2017 Session (SB314/HB417) expanded the uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include the costs associated with the purchase of...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Stormwater Inspector Training

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NPDES permits require that Qualified Inspectors are knowledgeable in the principles and practice of erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention. They must also possess the skills to assess conditions that could affect stormwater quality, and th...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

The 2019 General Assembly session is off and running!

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January presented an opportunity for League leadership and staff to participate in a flurry of meetings with new legislators, hold three Legislative Committee meetings and conference calls, and capitalize on other opportunities to reintroduce MML to retur...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

MML Provides Introduction to Ways and Means Committee

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In what has become a regular occurrence, MML staff was afforded the opportunity, along with counterparts at MACo, to provide an introduction of the organization and its legislative priority to the House Ways and Means Committee. This year was a bit differ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Maryland’s Municipal Hall of Fame Celebrates Veteran Governance

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It’s time to celebrate municipal excellence. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Municipal Hall of Fame class.

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 Maryl...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Check Out Your First Digital Edition of Municipal Maryland

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You should receive your January/February Municipal Maryland magazine in the mail in the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, you can still check it out through the new interactive digital version online. Just click on the link above to MML’s website,...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Municipal Main Street

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Be a part of Municipal Main Street during MML’s summer conference, June 23-26, 2019. Network, share great ideas, and showcase your city or town. Main Street exhibit booths are $275 and include registrations for two people. 

Details may b...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

MML Preliminary Dues Schedule

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On January 25, the MML Board of Directors reviewed the first draft of the League budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2019. A dues schedule can be viewed here. Please contact MML Finance Director Steve Gindes with any questions at (410) 295-9100 or...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Maryland Mayors’ Association Receives Legislative Update

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During the 2019 Maryland Mayor’s Association Conference in Annapolis, MML legislative staff, Bill Jorch and Justin Fiore, provided a presentation on several municipal issues that are likely to be debated this legislative session.

Among the topics...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Looking for Federal Preparedness Grants? Be Sure You’re NIMS Compliant

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Did you know that federal departments and agencies are required to make adoption of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) a condition for receiving federal preparedness grants and rewards? Many municipalities don’t. However, failure to ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Sea Level Rise Study – Now Available

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The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) has released a new report to assist local governments plan for the impacts of sea level rise. Titled “Mainstreaming Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Local Planning and Policy on Maryland's Eastern Shore,&a...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

MD Historical Trust Capital Grant Application Process Has Begun

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The Maryland Historical Trust Capital Grant for Fiscal Year 2019 is now open! This grant is a competitive funding program for construction projects on buildings or structures on or eligible for the Maryland Register of Historic Places. You can read more a...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Community Development Day in Annapolis

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We have been asked by the Community Development Network to extend this invitation to our members:

The Community Development Network of Maryland, which promotes, strengthens and advocates for Maryland’s community development industry serving rural...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Hotel Reservations Open and Going Fast

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MML’s 18 hotels in Ocean City which we’ve negotiated special discounted room rates report that they are already having brisk business with reservation request during the June 23-26 Summer Conference dates! If you haven’t made your reservation for the Summ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Municipal Maryland Digital, Interactive & Cell Phone-Friendly Issue Coming Soon

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Coming soon! You can still watch your mail boxes for the new January/February issue of Municipal Maryland, MML’s magazine. But also watch your email inbox! We’ll be sending the link for the new digital and interactive edition of the magazine to you. You’l...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

National Civic Review: 125th Anniversary Edition

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The focus of this free edition is the capacity of communities to address difficult challenges by tapping the potential of an engaged public. Whether it is a “wicked problem” such as gentrification or an effort to improve local health outcomes, towns, citi...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Grants Management Workshop

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The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in DC, March 18-19, 2019. This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll lea...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

HUR Included in Governor’s FY 2020 Budget

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With the passage of HB 807/SB 516 last year, municipalities have five years of predictable and elevated highway user revenue (HUR) funding for fiscal years 2020-2024. Included in the Governor’s recently released FY 2020 budget is $37.9 million in HUR for ...

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 21, 2019

With FCC Order Now in Effect, Consider Creating Aesthetic Standards for Small Cells

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The FCC Order pertaining to small cells went into effect last week and if you have not already created aesthetic design standards, now is the time to do so. Aesthetic design standards can help a municipality tailor how small cell infrastructure look and t...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Summer Conference Hotel Reservations Begin 1-22-19

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MML has contracted for blocs of reduced rate rooms at 18 hotels in conjunction with the League’s summer conference which will be held June 23 – 26, 2019 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. These hotels will begin accepting reservation...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

MML Summer Conference Golf Tournament Registration is Open!

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You can sign up now for the 2019 Golf Tournament.  Click here to register.

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MML eBulletin
Posted on: January 21, 2019

Mayors’ Institute on Affordable Housing and Health

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The National League of Cities, in partnership with NeighborWorks America, invites cities together with their community partners to apply to be a part of our upcoming Mayors’ Institute on Affordable Housing and Health: Advancing City-Level Strategies to Ge...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

2019 MML Achievement Awards

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Has your municipality successfully engaged with other partners – private sector, non-profits, other government entities – to tackle community problems? If so, your town could be a 2019 MML Achievement Awards winner! This year’s theme is Together We Can – ...

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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 equipment for ...

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