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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kevin Dayhoff @ExploreCarroll: EAGLE ARCHIVE: MML - Maryland Municipal League marks 75 years at summer convention http://t.co/yolap5R

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It’s also celebrating a birthday this year — the MML was founded 75 years ago in 1936 by Annapolis Mayor Louis N. Phelps.


Phelps’ idea was to create a clearinghouse to help Maryland municipalities obtain funds from the Work Progress Administration (WPA) — part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.


In addition to education and networking, perhaps the MML has been most effective in advocating for municipalities with the Maryland General Assembly.


It may be argued that state budget cuts to municipalities in recent years could have easily caused much more damage to local governments if it had not been for the efforts of the MML working the hallways and offices of Annapolis during the legislative session.


One of the highlights of every summer is the annual MML convention which runs next week, June 26-29.


According to a history of the MML's first 50 years (1936-1986) published in the Maryland Municipal News in September 1986, the MML held its first June convention in 1949...  http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/5492/league-extraordinary-gentlemen-ladies-marks-75-years-municipal-aid/


Kevin Dayhoff @ExploreCarroll: EAGLE ARCHIVE: MML - Maryland Municipal League marks 75 years at summer convention http://t.co/yolap5R

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