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Rural Maryland Council begins New Year with New Board Leadership

As Marylanders focus on the coming year, one Maryland organization, the Rural Maryland Council (RMC), ruminates on its many successes in the past year and rings in the New Year with new leadership to create real lasting change in rural Maryland. Taking the helm of RMC’s Executive Board is Susan O’Neill, Executive Director of the  Read the Rest…

Letter to the Editor: 2022 Maryland Rural Health Day

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Charlotte Davis 410.841.5774 Thursday, November 17, 2022, has been proclaimed National Rural Health Day by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health as a way to showcase the good work of America’s 62 million rural citizens and to promote the efforts of the Maryland State Office of Rural Health, and  Read the Rest…

2022 Maryland Rural Impact Awards – Nominate Someone Today!

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) will be holding the 2022 Maryland Rural Impact Awards ceremony at our Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Kent Island Resort, 500 Kent Manor Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have performed extraordinary acts  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council and Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to host roundtable discussions to improve non-emergency health transportation services

        Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) remains one of the largest obstacles patients face in accessing health care service. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, annual studies show that transportation disadvantaged populations suffer a higher prevalence of single or multiple health conditions when compared to the general population  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Recipients

The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) supports Rural Maryland Council’s operating activities, including the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF), and the State’s five rural Regional Councils. The RMPIF grant program is designed to facilitate significant targeted investments in important economic and community development programs and promote regional and intergovernmental cooperation.  Read the Rest…

We’re Hiring!

Be a voice for rural Maryland by joining the Rural Maryland Council team as the Program Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to work statewide on issues that affect rural Maryland. The position will provide policy development, program coordination, and administrative support across the team. This position requires outstanding organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work and think  Read the Rest…

Recently passed Fiscal Year 2023 Maryland Operating Budget includes historic funding for rural communities

Annapolis, MD – On April 11, 2022, the Maryland Legislature adjourned Sine Die. Among the session’s many accomplishments, the Legislature approved the Fiscal Year 2023 State Operating Budget which included $9,000,000 in funding to support the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) – 50% more funding than in previous years. The Rural Maryland Council would  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Honors Rural Community Advocates

Annapolis, MD – The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) and its membership convened at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Annapolis on December 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. for its Executive Board Meeting and Rural Impacts Award Ceremony. This annual event provides an overview of upcoming events and activities for 2022 and honors advocates for rural Maryland  Read the Rest…

2021 Maryland Rural Impact Awards Now Accepting Nominations

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) will be holding the 2021 Maryland Rural Impact Awards at the Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 6:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Annapolis. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have performed extraordinary acts of service to  Read the Rest…

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