MBM Support Organizations
The Maryland Black Mayors, Inc. (MBM) partners with other organizations for projects that educate Mayors of color to better serve the towns which they lead.
MBM's 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: work together to advance the capacity of MBM municipalities in addressing stormwater runoff. The result: creating a pilot program using the MOST (Municipal Online Stormwater Training Center) platform.
Getting MOST for Maryland Black Mayors has provided in-depth training to a small cohort of MBM member communities, about how to establish community-based stormwater management programs. Six municipalities completed the training, and all developed a stormwater plan for their respective towns.
MBM’s leadership first identified the need for greater stormwater education for local governments. Our municipal members have a vested interest in clean, healthy communities and are now uniquely equipped to engage and educate residents about watershed issues.
Other Partner Organizations
Maryland Black Mayors partners with other organizations to share information that furthers the interests of our constituents. Partners include African American Mayors Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Prince George's County Municipal Association, and Maryland Municipal League.