The City of Gaithersburg was one of 44 cities and towns in the State of Maryland to earn designation as a Maryland Municipal League (MML) Banner City/Town. This is the fifth consecutive year that Gaithersburg has received the honor, which it has earned since the program’s inception in 2007.
The program formally recognizes those communities that demonstrate a commitment to MML programs and activities through the involvement of their elected and appointed officials. There are five minimum requirements to earn the designation, including participation and support of the annual “If I Were Mayor” contest, support of Municipal Government Works Month, attendance at chapter meetings, participation in the annual convention and fall conference, and participation in at least one of six other service criteria.
“The City Council and I were delighted to learn that Gaithersburg qualified for Banner City designation once again,” said Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz. “The Maryland Municipal League is an important advocacy organization, helping cities like Gaithersburg govern more effectively and speak as one voice on important regional issues. By sharing best practices and learning from one another, these cities and towns are helping to enhance the quality of life in Maryland.”
MML was founded in 1936 and represents 157 municipal governments and two special taxing districts in Maryland. A voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan association controlled and maintained by city and town governments, MML works to strengthen the role and capacity of municipal government through research, legislation, technical assistance, training and the dissemination of information for its members.