County Executive John G. Gary announced yesterday that he has hired Anne Arundel's first Washington lobbyist to help find grant money to boost an assortment of county programs.
Waterman & Associates won a one-year contract worth $96,000 after bidding that attracted 14 other firms.
The company also will work for the county Board of Education and Anne Arundel Community College.
By hiring Waterman & Associates, Anne Arundel joins Prince George's and Montgomery as the only Maryland counties with lobbyists in Washington. Baltimore also has a lobbyist in the capital.