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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; prepare the annual Federal priorities request; and to be the liaison with State Government, and 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 approved FY23 Operating Budget for the Office of Intergovernmental Relations is $1,075,687, a decrease of $15,600 or 1.43 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $1,091,287. Personnel Costs comprise 89.13 percent of the budget for five full-time position(s) and one 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 10.87 percent of the FY23 budget.


County Priority Outcomes

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

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

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.

MeasureActual
FY20
Actual
FY21
Estimated
FY22
Target
FY23
Target
FY24
Number of bills for which a County fiscal estimate was requested by the State Department of Legislative Services 1548555540540540
Number of formal position statements prepared 2174146208208208
Percent of State legislative package where Intergovernmental Relations position prevailed100%100%100%
Percent of State priorities fully realized100%100%100%
Total direct State aid ($ millions) 3$856$901$931
Total State retirement payments ($ millions)$177$171$175
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. The number of formal position statements decreased in FY20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the 2020 General Assembly Session adjourned March 18, 2020. It was scheduled to end April 6, 2020.
3  Flat Projections
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Initiatives

  • Continue to enhance collaboration with the County Executive, County Council, County departments, independent agencies (Montgomery County Public Schools, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery College, Revenue Authority, and Housing Opportunities Commission), and the County's various Boards, Committees, and Commission to enhance: (1) the process for developing Federal and State priorities to maximize opportunities; and (2) Federal and State advocacy efforts regarding legal, legislative, fiscal and regulatory matters.
  • Continue to enhance the Office of Intergovernmental Relations' Legislative Tracking System to maximize its workflow management and public information capabilities.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Continued to improve the public interface of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations' (OIR) website, including a direct link to OIR's legislative tracking system that provides easy access to the legislative history and County position statements for bills tracked by OIR.
  • Continued participation in training, education, and networking opportunities at the local, State, and Federal levels, including programs and opportunities sponsored by MACo, NACo, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and TeleCommUnity (a collection of local governments who coordinate advocacy at the Federal level to ensure respect for local rights in Federal legislative and regulatory activity).

Program Descriptions

  Intergovernmental Relations

The Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) 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,...

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Program Contacts

Contact Wanda Wells of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations at 240.777.6550 or Jane Mukira of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2754 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Approved
FY23
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages770559.00780279.00 709410.00 783390.000.4
Employee Benefits175454.00178860.00 156806.00 175396.00-1.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs946013.00959139.00 866216.00 958786.000.0
Operating Expenses114098.00116813.00 50190.00 116901.000.1
County General Fund Expenditures1060111.001075952.00 916406.00 1075687.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 1.000.0
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 Wages250.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs250.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses15333.0015335.00 15335.00 0.00-100.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures15583.0015335.00 15335.00 0.00-100.0
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
Federal Grants250.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants15333.0015335.00 15335.00 0.00-100.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues15583.0015335.00 15335.00 0.00-100.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures1075694.001091287.00 931741.00 1075687.00-1.4
Total Full-Time Positions5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 1.000.0
Total FTEs5.305.30 5.30 5.300.0
Total Revenues15583.0015335.00 15335.00 0.00-100.0
FY23 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION10759525.30
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases119540.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment55590.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment880.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-68250.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-110410.00
FY23 APPROVED10756875.30
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION153350.00
Federal/State Programs
Eliminate: Elimination of White Oak Reuse Grant-153350.00
FY23 APPROVED00.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Approved1076.0000001076.0000001076.0000001076.0000001076.0000001076.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000020.00000020.00000020.00000020.00000020.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures1076.0000001096.0000001096.0000001096.0000001096.0000001096.000000