- Council adopts Strategic Plan with updated vision and goals.
- Council hosts Rural Maryland Day on February 9, 2017.
- Council cohosts a Regional Forum in Rural Broadband in partnership with USDA Rural Development on May 24, 2017 in Annapolis.
- RMC Executive Director named chair of state-wide Task Force on Rural Broadband, Internet, Wireless and Cellular service.
- Council hosts Rural Summit “Bridging the Divide: Strengthening Rural and Urban Communities” on December 1, 2017.