STATE COMPTROLLER RECOGNIZES MH&LA ADVOCACY EFFORTS In remarks launching a statewide petition drive to affirm public support for a post Labor Day school start in Maryland, State Comptroller Peter Franchot publicly recognized and thanked MH&LA for ongoing efforts to lead and manage a wide range of advocacy efforts on this issue. POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START PETITION DRIVE IS UNDERWAY The statewide petition drive to affirm public support for a post Labor Day school start was launched in Ocean City last week with significant media coverage. A petition rally will also be held in Garrett County on August 21. The petition drive goal is a minimum of 10,000 signature from all across Maryland. MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGIONAL MEETING ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN This free one hour event on September 11 provides networking opportunities and updates on current/ emerging industry issues for Montgomery County General Managers, their senior-level staff, and Allied Members. It is 10 AM to 11 AM at the Hilton Rockville, 750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. To RSVP click here. GOLF AND FISHING OUTING IS FILLING UP FAST...REGISTER TODAY Both are on Monday October 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. For more details on registration options, special pricing on overnight accommodations and special discounts on pre event rounds of golf click here. THANK YOU MOST RECENT 2014 GOLF AND FISHING OUTING SPONSORS The following additional sponsors have come in since our last update: Sunday Night Reception - Edwards & Hill Office Furniture; Hole Sponsors -- Royal Cup Coffee, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Merritt Club Management, Ecolab, and Veolia Transportation. Click here to see all sponsors. HELP US HELP YOU...RESPOND TO OUR MEMBERSHIP DATA BASE UPDATE SURVEY To ensure MH&LA's ongoing state and local advocacy efforts on your behalf will be even more effective, we need your help. When you receive your email survey or are called by MH&LA, please give us no more than the 5 minutes we need to update our membership data base. Thank you.