Assisting Local Governments

Pennsylvania parks are ready to shine

Local elected officials in Pennsylvania share their role in supporting their community parks.

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Local Leaders Seek Stormwater Solutions

In mid-November, the Alliance and the University of Maryland’s Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center kicked off a series of three virtual stormwater training sessions for local decision makers. “Getting the MOST for Local Leaders in Stormwater Solutions” aims to arm communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia with innovative strategies to combat challenges around stormwater …

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The Local Government Advisory Committee welcomes two new members

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Virginia and Pennsylvania delegations: Amy Dubois, Chair Board of Supervisors for Mathews County, VA and Commissioner Donna Iannone for Sullivan County, PA.

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Local Governments and Climate Experts Convene to Problem Solve on Community Flooding

Federal funding, collaboration, environmental justice and more examined at the 2020 Local Government Forum

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Peer to Peer Learning Exchange Expands Virtual!

In 2019, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay alongside the Local Leadership Workgroup, Local Government Advisory Committee and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, hosted a bus tour entitled  “Wandering Virginia’s Waterways.” This two-day peer to peer learning exchange was geared towards elected officials from the Shenandoah area to the coastlines of Virginia, and focused …

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From the Desk of the Local Government Advisory Committee: Chair, Second Time Running!

As she happily enters into her second term as chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Ann Simonetti, former councilmember to Marysville Borough in Pennsylvania, reflects on her past years in LGAC and hopes for the future. “I found it to be less stressful than I thought it would be,” she joked, adding …

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Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce Williams, Honored at Past LGAC Meeting in Maryland

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) held its final quarterly meeting of 2019 in December in Adamstown, Maryland. Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce R. Williams, was honored by members of LGAC for his service to its Maryland delegation as he transitions into his new position as an emeritus member. Bruce was first appointed to …

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Local Elected Officials Explore the Colors on the Creek!

Earlier this month, the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) was treated to a local gem nestled in Frederick, Maryland. Located within its downtown sector, Carroll Creek Linear Park is home to the Color on the Creek community waterway project that flows a quarter mile. It initially was part of a flood control plan built in …

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Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities An Opportunity to Showcase Virginia’s Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to Locally Elected Officials Annapolis, MD (November 22, 2019) The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory …

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