Gaithersburg Earns Sixth Consecutive “Banner City/Town” Designation from Maryland Municipal League
The City of Gaithersburg was one of 46 cities and towns in the State of Maryland to earn designation as a Maryland Municipal League (MML) Banner City/Town. This is the sixth consecutive year that Gaithersburg has received the honor, which it has earned since the program’s inception in 2007. Only seven other municipalities have that distinction.
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.
“Earning this designation for six years running is quite an accomplishment,” said Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz. “Participation in MML allows us to share best practices, stay on top of new developments in municipal governance, and exchange ideas for the betterment of all cities and towns 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.