The Mayor’s Office of Government Relations coordinates the City's interaction with the City, State and Federal Legislative Affairs Offices, as well as the offices of the City Comptroller. The office keeps the Mayor and the Executive Team informed about intergovernmental issues and is the liaison between the City and other governments, seeking to foster constructive links between the Administration and these entities.
This office also participates in the formulation of City positions and communication strategies on federal and state policy or political issues of concern and recommends or implements a course of action. The Director of Legislative and Government Affairs manages the contract lobbyists in Washington, DC and provides assistance/analysis as needed. The staff also regularly confers with elected officials and staff of congressional representatives and state legislative committees as appropriate to advance Baltimore’s position on issues.