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  • Legislative News

    The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business on a local, state and federal level. Please see the links below for more information on how your Chamber represents you on these matters.

  • Maryland General Assembly to Convene Jan. 8

    The 441st Session of the Maryland General Assembly will convene January 8, 2020. The session will last for 90 days and is scheduled to adjourn April 6. The Governor's budget is due by January 17. Click Here for the complete schedule of the 2020 Legislative Session. To track legislation and stay up-to-date on legislative activity, go to http://mgaleg.maryland.gov

  • 2020 Legislative Session

    Your Chamber is proud to present the 2020 Legislative Agenda.

  • 2020 Mountain Maryland PACE

    Garrett County Chamber had another successful Mtn. Maryland PACE in Annapolis January 22-24. Chamber representatives and County officials met with Senate President Bill Ferguson and Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones to discuss school funding. Additionally Chamber representatives met with other legislative leadership to discuss our other priority issues including AHPs, tourism, heritage areas and small business legislation.

    You can view the Chamber’s 2020 Legislative Agenda by clicking HERE

  • 2019 DC Delegation Trip 

    May 23, a delegation from Garrett County traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional members and federal agency leaders on four priorities for Garrett County. The delegation discussed: (1) funding for the Oakland-Trout Run Combined Sewer Treatment Plant, (2) funding for Required Infrastructure Projects for Small Rural Municipalities including the Grantsville Sewer Treatment Plant, the Mountain Lake Park-Loch Lynn Water Distribution System Rehab Project and the Mountain Lake Park Stormwater Mitigation Project, (3) Better data of existing Broadband and funding for continued development, and (4) Market-rate Workforce Housing Development funding assistance. Issue papers on these priorities were developed and shared with officials and staff during the meetings. Garrett County’s delegation included: Mayor Peggy Jamison, Town of Oakland; Emily Newman Edwards, Town of Grantsville; Duane Yoder, Community Action; Cheryl DeBerry, Garrett County Economic Development; Nicole Christian and Holly Lane, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. The delegation met with Senator Chris Van Hollen, Representative David Trone, staff from Senator Cardin’s office and top leaders for U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.  By all accounts, the trip was a success! Not only was the delegation able to promote and garner support for these community priorities, they gained insight on potential funding sources. The delegation is in the process of following up on outstanding items from the meetings. The trip was organized by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

    The issue papers can be read by clicking the links below.

    Funding for the Oakland-Trout Run Combined Sewer Treatment Plant

    Funding for Required Infrastructure Projects for Small Rural Municipalities

    Better data of existing Broadband and funding for continued development

    Market-rate Workforce Housing Development funding assistance

         

       

  • Contact your Legislators

    Please feel free to contact your local legislators.


  • U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D)

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    Contact Senator Cardin

    Cumberland Office
    13 Canal Street
    Rm. 305
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    Phone 301.777.2957
    Fax 301.777.2959

    Washington, DC
    509 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    202.224.4524

     

  • U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D)

    Contact Senator Van Hollen

    Western Maryland Office
    32 West Washington Street, Room 203
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    301.797.2826 

    110 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: 202.224.4654

  • U.S. Representative David Trone (D)

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    6th District

    Contact Representative Trone

    11325 Seven Locks Rd Potomac #280
    Potomac MD, 20854
    240.907.2392

    1213 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2721

     

  • MD Senator George Edwards

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    (R-Dist. 1)

    George.edwards@senate.state.md.us

    Maryland Railway Station
    13 Canal Street, Room 304
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    301.722.4780

    323 James Senate Office Building
    11 Bladen Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    1.800.492.7122 x 3565

     

  • MD Delegate Wendell Beitzel

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    (R-Allegany/Garrett, Sub-Dist. 1A)
    Wendell.beitzel@house.state.md.us

    309 Lowe House Office Building
    6 Bladen Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    1.800.492.7122 x 3435
    301-387-6950

     

  • MD Delegate Jason Buckel

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    (D-Allegany, Sub-Dist. 1B)

    jason.buckel@house.state.md.us

    309 House Office Building
    6 Bladen St.
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    1.800.492.7122 x 3404

     

  • MD Delegate Michael W. McKay

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    (R-Allegany/Washington-Sub-Dist. 1C)

    mike.mckay@house.state.md.us

    322 House Office Building
    6 Bladen St.
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    1.800.492.7122 x 3321