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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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of bills for which a County fiscal estimate was requested by the State Department of Legislative Services 1511548528528528
Number of formal position statements prepared 2303174254254254
Percent of State legislative package where Intergovernmental Relations position prevailed100%100%100%100%100%
Percent of State priorities fully realized88%100%100%100%100%
Total direct State aid ($ millions) 3$803$856$900$900$900
Total State retirement payments ($ millions)170177171171171
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

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved11517635.30
Decrease Cost: Professional Services-101770.00
Shift: Federal Real Estate Service Contract to the Office of the County Executive's Business Advancement Team-744000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.241010.00
FY22 Approved10912875.30