The City of Gaithersburg was named a "Banner City/Town" by the Maryland Municipal League for the sixth consecutive year Friday, joining 46 other municipalities across the state, according to a news release.
The city has earned the distinction each year since the program's inception in 2007, a feat only seven other cities and towns have accomplished.
“Earning this designation for six years running is quite an accomplishment,” Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz said in a statement. “Participation in MML allows us to share best practices, stay on top of new developments in municipal governance, and exchange ideas for the betterment of all cities and towns in Maryland.”
The MML program recognizes communities that demonstrate a commitment to MML programs and activities through the involvement of their elected and appointed officials.
There are five requirements to earn the "Banner City/Town" distinction, including:
- Participation and support of the annual “If I Were Mayor” contest
- Support of Municipal Government Works Month
- Attendance at chapter meetings
- Participation in the annual convention and fall conference
- Participation in at least one of six other service criteria