The Maryland Black Mayors, Inc. (MBM) in partnership with the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland was awarded an Outreach and Restoration grant by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The goal of the grant was to work together to advance the capacity of MBM municipalities in addressing stormwater runoff. Getting the MOST for Maryland Black Mayors has been a pilot project which provides in-depth training to a small cohort of MBM member communities on establishing community-based stormwater management programs. Six municipalities completed the training and have developed a stormwater plan for their respective towns. MBM’s leadership first identified the need for greater stormwater education for municipal governments as they have a vested interest in clean and healthy communities and are now uniquely equipped to engage and educate community members in watershed issues.
The Maryland Black Mayors, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides best practice and technical support and information to mayors to better serve their constituents and is dedicated to the empowerment of communities led by African American mayors throughout the state of Maryland.
The MBM represents over 15,000 Marylanders in sixteen municipalities and is affiliated with the African American Mayors Association, the only organization exclusively representing African American mayors in the U.S.