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Comptroller and Lt. Governor Headline April 7 RMC Meeting to Discuss Rural Legislative Advances

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Contact:   Charlotte Davis, 410.841.5774

COMPTROLLER AND LT. GOVERNOR HEADLINE APRIL 7 RMC MEETING TO DISCUSS RURAL LEGISLATIVE ADVANCES

ANNAPOLIS, MD – As Maryland’s General Assembly nears the end of its legislative session for the year, the Rural Maryland Council will bring together legislators, rural leaders and government officials to discuss a legislative review on Friday, April 7, from noon to 2 p.m., at the President’s Conference Center West, Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis. The meeting is sponsored by the Maryland Forests Association.

The Spring Quarterly meeting will feature multiple guest speakers, including Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Mr. Bernie Sadusky, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. Speakers will discuss highlights and successes from the session, and a look toward the future for rural Maryland communities.

RMC will also feature a new addition to the meeting agenda – a spotlight on a thriving rural business that is truly noteworthy. Lyon Distillery, located in Talbot County, will be featured and provide drink samples for attendees. “Spotlighting a local rural business is great exposure for the business, and shows first-hand the myriad of products rural communities produce that strengthen Maryland’s economy,” said RMC Board Chair, Josh Hastings.

Founded in 1994, the Rural Maryland Council (RMC) is an independent state agency that brings together rural leaders, government officials at all levels, and the representatives of the non-profit and for-profit sectors to develop public policy solutions to the challenges unique to rural Maryland. RMC operates under the direction of a 40-member executive board in a nonpartisan and nondiscriminatory manner. It serves as the state’s federally designated rural development council and functions as a voice for rural Maryland, advocating for and helping rural communities and businesses across the state to flourish and to gain equity to its suburban and urban counterparts.

The Spring Quarterly meeting is open to the public, but registration is required. To learn more or to register, call (410) 841-5772, email rmc.mda@maryland.gov, or register at the following link: http://rural.maryland.gov/events/rmc-executive-board-meeting-7/

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