Announced in a Maryland Rural Counties Coalition press release this week, the Coalition grows to 11 counties, adding Harford County to the group, now representing nearly 1.2 million Maryland citizens.
The Coalition comprises Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Somerset, Washington & Wicomico counties and has a goal to to grow and to present a greater voice for the residents of Maryland’s rural counties.
From the press release,
Harford County is in a unique position as a member of the “Big 7” in Maryland, which consists of the six largest counties and Baltimore City, but also has a very diverse jurisdiction which is both rural and urban, and will provide a very distinctive perspective for the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition.
Maryland Rural Counties Coalition Chairman and Allegany County President Michael McKay stated, “We are tremendously pleased and honored that Harford County has chosen to add their collective voice to the Coalition. We look forward to working with Harford County Executive David Craig along with the members of the Coalition in our mutual goal to ensure that the unique needs and perspectives of Maryland’s rural communities are taken into consideration during the decision making process in Annapolis.”