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MML – Maryland Municipal League Annual Convention

maryland-municipal-league-annual-conventionHundreds of Maryland city and town officials who will gather June 8-11, 2014, at the Maryland Municipal League Annual Convention in Ocean City, Maryland.

2014 Maryland Municipal Convention Program

Come learn about and discuss municipal issues and to network with city and town officials. By participating in the Maryland Municipal league Annual Convention, you will enhance your knowledge of Maryland municipalities and their issues.

Maryland elected officials, city and town leaders, and organizations supporting Maryland’s nearly 160 municipalities will gather in Ocean City, Md. on June 23-26 for Marland Municipal League Annual Convention, to recognize the rich history of Maryland’s cities and towns, and to support change in their communities. The annual meeting provides a platform for city and town officials to gain background and insights on major issues facing the state and its municipalities, learn about best practices for local government operations, and interact with counterparts from all around the state.

maryland-municipal-league-annual-convention-venueAttendees will also have an opportunity to meet with key state officials at the Cabinet Secretaries Roundtable and to visit commercial and state agency displays in MML’s exhibit hall, which includes over 200 exhibits. Exhibitors display a wide array of products and services including wireless technology, engineers, GIS systems, financial services, insurance, lighting, ordinance codification, recreation and parks equipment, water and wastewater supplies and consultants, and public works equipment and vehicles.

Past MML convention attendees report that attending educational workshops and meeting with a convention exhibitors have saved significant amounts of money from what their municipality had previously been spending for the same service or product.

Municipal leaders attending will also have the chance to participate in a broad array of workshops and presentations, and to explore the more than 220 expo booths. Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown will address municipal leaders at the convention’s Inaugural Dinner event on Tuesday, June 25, when the league’s new slate of officers and directors will be sworn in.

“This year’s convention theme: “Cherish the Past, Plan the Future,” supports the notion that our city and town governments must build on the proud traditions and legacies that have made them unique, while continuing to evolve to meet the changing needs of our residents and communities.”

Highlights of this year’s convention will include

Cal Ripken Jr. will deliver the convention’s keynote presentation.

The convention will also feature educational workshops, on topics such as municipal management, ethics, risk management and environmental protection. Also, city and town officials will have the opportunity to meet directly with Maryland’s cabinet secretaries in informal roundtable sessions on Tuesday afternoon.

Convention participants are also welcome to visit the exhibition hall with more than 200 vendors, including a “Municipal Main Street” featuring exhibits from cities, towns and MML departments.

About The Maryland Municipal League
Located at the Phipps Municipal Center in the state capital of Annapolis, The Maryland Municipal League (MML) was founded in 1936 and represents 156 municipal governments and two special taxing districts throughout the state of Maryland. A voluntary, non-profit, nonpartisan association controlled and maintained by city and town governments, MML works to strengthen and support municipal government through advocacy and the development of effective leadership. Through its membership in the National League of Cities MML offers legislative representation in Washington, urban research programs, and a national municipal government information exchange. MML is the only statewide organization in Maryland composed solely of municipal officials and devoted to the promotion of all branches of municipal administration.

To find out more about the Maryland Municipal League Annual Convention

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