2 Carroll mayors are named to Md. Municipal League posts Both will serve year terms as district vice presidents

July 09, 1996|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF

Carroll County strengthened its voice in the Maryland Municipal League last month.

At the league's annual convention in Ocean City, New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. and Mount Airy Mayor Gerald Johnson were elected district vice presidents for the league. They will serve one-year terms on the board of directors, Gullo representing Carroll and Johnson representing Frederick County. Mount Airy is in Frederick and Carroll counties.

"As vice presidents, we deal with the budget and the daily running of the league," Gullo said.

Gullo replaces James McCarron, a Taneytown councilman, who is first vice president of the league.

"The MML is of tremendous importance to the towns in Carroll County," Gullo said. "It was through the league that we got increases in police aid last year."

Gullo also was elected vice president of the Mayors Association, a league subcommittee. He reports directly to the association president, Mayor Andy Hanko of New Carrollton.

The association, which, like the league, draws its members from the elected officials of 156 cities and towns in the state, is a lobbying and support group.

The group offers a mentor program for newly elected mayors, workshops on a broad range of governing topics, research assistance and an equipment-lending program.

Members meet throughout the year and lobby the General Assembly for municipal projects during the legislative session.

"This is going to give New Windsor and the county a stronger voice," said Gullo, 27, the state's youngest mayor and former chairman of the county chapter of the league.

Pub Date: 7/09/96

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