The ABCs of LMBs: Investing in Your State-County Partnership

Local Management Boards are active in all 24 of Maryland’s counties and perform a variety of critical roles to support Maryland children and families. Working closely with county government, there is great opportunity to partner and better serve your communities!

Established in the 1990s, Local Management Boards (LMBs) are quasi-authorities of local government. LMBs empower local authorities to plan, implement, and monitor service programs for organizations that serve youth and families.

Active in each jurisdiction, the boards collaborate with local stakeholders and agencies to support many aspects of child and family services, including reducing the impact of incarceration on communities, reducing youth homelessness and child hunger, and preventing out-of-state residential placements.

Each county has an LMB, but models vary. In some counties, LMBs are functions of local government, in others, the LMB responsibilities are contracted out to local nonprofits, while others operate a hybrid of the two.

At MACo’s Winter Conference, we will hear from multiple LMB and county leaders on how county governments can best worth with them to provide critical services for the communities the work in.

The ABCs of LMBs: Investing in Your State-County Partnership  

Counties have an important role in supporting an array of critical programing and services via Local Management Boards (LMBs). LMBs, a conduit for state-local partnerships to implement public services related to youth, social services, and healthcare, are prime examples of the role of county governments to empower communities. Learn about LMBs, their robust duties, and how county governments can support their critical mission to empower Maryland families.

  • Speakers:
    • Pamela Brown, Executive Director, Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families
    • Kim Eisenreich, Administrator, Howard County Office of the Local Children’s Board
    • Mike Clark, Chief of Housing & Family Services, Queen Anne’s County
  • Moderator-participant:
    • The Honorable Steuart Pittman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 4, 2023; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from January 4-6, 2023 (with a pre-conference orientation for new county officials on January 3). 

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: