At the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference, representatives from the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski shared how federal policy and funding assist infrastructure repair and development in Maryland. On a panel entitled, What Your Federal Delegation Can Do for You, Lori Albin, Amy Seeberger, and Brigid Houton, senior staff of the Office of Senator Barbara Mikulski described how to work with your federal partners to address needs in your community.
Brigid Houton, a native of Baltimore City described the many different ways that Senator Mikulski can help with community issues, through work in the Senate, and with federal agencies. She also described the criteria for federal involvement with local projects, and the difference between projects and individual case work.
Houton spoke about the Senator’s concern that Maryland families are not getting ahead, and shared some of her policy priorities for the coming year, including college affordability, childcare costs, and home ownership. She said that the Senator would be conducting a listening tour across the state to gather ideas from communities about what is working and what is not working in elementary and secondary education.
The Honorable John Barr, Commissioner, Washington County and MACo Second Vice President moderated the session.