For the eighth consecutive year, the Town of Thurmont has been recognized as a Banner City/Town by the Maryland Municipal League. Thurmont Chief Administrative Officer Jim Humerick accepted this prestigious award at the Maryland Municipal League (MML) Summer Conference on June 27 in Ocean City.

Paula Chase Hyman, MML Director of Member Engagement, stated, “Congratulations to the 46 municipalities that received their 2023 Banner City/Town designation. Banner cities and towns are the League’s most engaged municipalities.”

Thurmont was recognized again based upon the following achievements during 2022 and 2023: Attended the 2022 Summer and Fall Conferences; Set up an exhibit on Municipal Main Street at the Summer Conference; Attended the Maryland Mayors Winter Conference; Attended and actively participated in Frederick County MML chapter’s events; Conducted a school visit to educate students of all ages on local government; Hosted the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest for fourth-grade students at Thurmont Elementary School and recognized the winners at a Town meeting; Town officials and staff are enrolled in and/or graduated from the Academy for Excellence in Local Government; Approved a Proclamation recognizing Municipal Government Works month in November and held an Open House at the Municipal Offices.

“I am very pleased and proud that we have once again achieved this recognition in MM L’s Banner City/Town program,” said Mayor John Kinnaird. “Our dedicated Town staff and my fellow elected colleagues will continue to work hard to provide the best and most efficient services to our residents, and maintain this important accreditation.”

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