The Governor's Intergovernmental Affairs Office
Governor O’Malley’s Intergovernmental Affairs Office (IGA) is the entity within the Governor’s Office that provides a liaison function with local government. It was established to develop and maintain effective communications between local government and the Governor’s Office. The IGA office stays in close contact with Maryland’s 157 mayors and town leaders, 23 county leaders (executives, commissions and councils). The IGA Office also maintains a close relationship with leadership organizations such as the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) and the Maryland Municipal League (MML).
Izzy Patoka is the Director of the Intergovernmental Affairs Office.
Mollie Byron is the Deputy Director of the Intergovernmental Affairs Office.
The IGA staffing is organized by geographic region. Please refer to the listing below for specific assignments:
- Izzy Patoka – Baltimore and Howard
- Mollie Byron – Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, and St. Mary’s
- Tony Bridges – Baltimore City
- Chuck Cook – Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester
- David Sloan – Prince George’s
- Christopher Uhl– Allegany, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, and Washington
Twenty-three counties and Baltimore City make up the twenty-four largest local jurisdictions found in Maryland. Baltimore City, although a municipality, has been considered on a par with county jurisdictions since the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of 1851. Information on these jurisdictions can be accessed through the Maryland Manual.
- Interfaith Domestic Violence Weekend of Ministry: October 25-27, 2013
- Asian American Business Conference: October 28 & 29, 2013
- American Indian Heritage Month 2013
- Governor's Volunteer Service Awards: November 4, 2013