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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations is to represent County interests at the regional, State, and Federal levels; to prepare the annual State Legislative Program; to prepare the annual Federal priorities request; and to be the liaison with State Government, and the County's State and Congressional delegations. The Office of Intergovernmental Relations is the lead Executive Branch agency representing the County in the Maryland Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY21 Operating Budget for the Office of Intergovernmental Relations is $1,160,995, an increase of $14,924 or 1.30 percent from the FY20 Approved Budget of $1,146,071. Personnel Costs comprise 81.33 percent of the budget for five full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 5.30 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 18.67 percent of the FY21 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • An Affordable, Welcoming County for a Lifetime
  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • Easier Commutes
  • A Greener County
  • Effective, Sustainable Government
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • A Growing Economy

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY20 estimates reflect funding based on the FY20 approved budget. The FY21 and FY22 figures are performance targets based on the FY21 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY22.

MeasureActual
FY18
Actual
FY19
Estimated
FY20
Target
FY21
Target
FY22
Number of bills for which a County fiscal estimate was requested by the State Department of Legislative Services 1524511489489489
Number of formal position statements prepared 2285303280280280
Percent of State legislative package where Intergovernmental Relations position prevailed89%100%100%
Percent of State priorities fully realized61%88%100%6060
Total direct State aid ($ millions) 3$782$803$858803803
Total State retirement payments ($ millions)168170177177177
1  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' actual figures.
2  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' numbers rounded to the nearest 5.
3  Flat Projections

Program Descriptions

  Intergovernmental Relations

_The Office of Intergovernmental Relations advocates on behalf of the County before the Maryland General Assembly; Governor; and State administrative agencies, task forces, and committees. It responds to legislation, regulations, or other policy issues involving nearby counties and states, municipalities within the County, regional agencies, the District of Columbia, and...

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Program Contacts

Contact Wanda Wells of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations at 240.777.6550 or Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY19
Budget
FY20
Estimate
FY20
Recommended
FY21
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages757418.00754793.00 767653.00 768378.001.8
Employee Benefits175592.00182629.00 185284.00 175889.00-3.7
County General Fund Personnel Costs933010.00937422.00 952937.00 944267.000.7
Operating Expenses167977.00193314.00 198109.00 201393.004.2
County General Fund Expenditures1100987.001130736.00 1151046.00 1145660.001.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs5.305.30 5.30 5.300.0
County General Fund Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses15333.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures15333.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
State Grants14055.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues14055.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures1116320.001146071.00 1166381.00 1160995.001.3
Total Full-Time Positions5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs5.305.30 5.30 5.300.0
Total Revenues14055.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
FY21 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment86860.00
FY21 RECOMMENDED86860.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY21 Recommended1146.0000001146.0000001146.0000001146.0000001146.0000001146.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.0000005.0000005.0000005.0000005.0000005.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures1146.0000001151.0000001151.0000001151.0000001151.0000001151.000000