Assisting Local Governments

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 ┬áTour 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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LGAC Welcomes Three New Members

The Local Government Advisory Committee is pleased to welcome three new members to its watershed wide delegation. You can get to know each of the new members below: Mark Dobbins Mark Dobbins is Chair of Maryland’s Northeast Planning Commission. He works at the University of Delaware as the Business Officer for the College of Earth, …

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The Local Government Advisory Committee Wanders Virginia’s Waterways!

The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council was pleased to host its first ever bus tour entitled Wandering Virginia’s Waterways last week! Virginia LGAC members: Richard Baugh, Councilmember, City of Harrisonburg, Ruby Brabo, Supervisor, King George County, Jasmine Gore, Mayor, City of Hopewell, and Andria McClellan, Councilmember, City …

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2019’s Local Government Forum: Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Workforce Development

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), held its 2019 Local Government Forum on September 11th, 2019 at the National Conservation and Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. The Local Government Forum is an annual problem-solving and strategic planning …

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Alliance Executive Director and Chesapeake Advisory Committee Chairs Meet With Maryland Governor Hogan

On June 11, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan met with the Chairs of the three Chesapeake Advisory Committees to hear their annual recommendations and priorities. Ann Simonetti, Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Matt Ehrhart, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Dr. Lisa Wainger (past chair), Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), plus essential staff including Dana Aunkst (Director …

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Introducing the Local Leadership Workgroup

Formed out of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement’s goal to engage local leaders, the Local Leadership Workgroup (LLWG) seeks to enhance the knowledge capacity of local elected officials as well as other local leaders throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Operating out of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Workgroup works closely with the Local Government Advisory Committee …

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Welcoming New LGAC Members!

The Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council is pleased to welcome two new Maryland members, Ms. Patrice Bubar and Mayor Jacob Day, appointed by Governor Larry Hogan. Both members were officially introduced to LGAC at their meeting in June. Patrice and Jacob join Sheila Finlayson, Alderwoman, City of Annapolis, Ronald Fithian, Commissioner, …

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Local Elected Officials Visit the Turtle Creek Watershed!

Members of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council (LGAC) had the pleasure of visiting Lewisburg, PA last month, during their quarterly meeting, to explore the rural site of Turtle Creek. The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Northcentral Regional Office (NCRO), the United …

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A Glimpse into the Local Government Advisory Committee’s Quarterly Meeting

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council made its first visit to Delaware this past March, meeting in the Town of Laurel. LGAC had the pleasure of experiencing the Eastern Shore by taking an interactive dive into the Town of Laurel itself, and engaging with a panel of local mayors. During …

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