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Program Description

  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 the Federal government. Staff analyzes and evaluates legislation before the Maryland General Assembly and prepares written comments and testimony. Staff also analyzes County department requests for legislation and participates in the drafting of legislation or amendments. In addition, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations serves as the liaison to _the County's Congressional delegation and advocates on Federal legislation and grant funding opportunities of interest to the County.

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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target 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 Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved11460715.30
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.149240.00
FY21 Recommended11609955.30