As the annual Maryland Municipal League conference came to a close, I had the pleasure of hosting a reception for all of the talented and dedicated municipal officials from across Maryland. Mayor Michael Bennett of Aberdeen did a phenomenal job as President of MML, and now the torch is passed onto Judy Davis, Mayor of Greenbelt. I enjoyed catching up with local elected officials from the Eastern Shore all the way to Cumberland. Although Howard County has no municipalities, I have adopted all the cities and towns of Maryland as honorary municipalities in Howard. It’s through strong partnership across county, city, and town borders that we can harness the resources in this great State and keep moving in the right direction. I look forward to working with Mayor Davis and the new MML Board to strengthen our communities.