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MML Teams With Van Eperen To Offer Crisis Communications Benefit

October 24, 2018

First Complimentary MML Benefit Launches at 2018 Fall Conference

The Maryland Municipal League is excited to join public relations and strategic communications firm Van Eperen to offer the first-of-its-kind benefit to its municipal members, complimentary crisis communications consulting services.

“Van Eperen has a strong partnership with the Maryland Municipal League and we’ve been fortunate to serve some of the members with our public relations services,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO of Van Eperen. “We’re very excited to be able to provide this additional benefit to municipal members and prepare our local leaders before crisis strikes.”

As part of membership to the Maryland Municipal League, members will now receive professional crisis management communication consulting services from Van Eperen. The initial consultation is complimentary for any appointed or elected official which is an MML member.

The crisis communication services can prepare municipalities to react appropriately to weather events, among others, that would require immediate action.

“All municipalities must prepare for crises with logistical plans and contingencies, but not every member has a lot of experience or a thorough plan for messaging and communicating with stakeholders during those trying times,” said Scott Hancock, MML’s Executive Director. “I know every city and town in Maryland will find great value in this professional service offering.”

Van Eperen has years of experience working with state and local agencies and municipal government providing traditional and modern communication services.

“Van Eperen has been a strategic communication partner to the Town of Poolesville for several years and their counsel and support has been critical to bringing more attention and equity to our town. We highly recommend them to our municipal colleagues,” said Jim Brown, Town of Poolesville Commissioner.

For more information about Van Eperen’s strategic partnership with the Maryland Municipal League and this member benefit, please contact Laura Van Eperen at or Jeffrey Davis at or call 301.836.1516.

About The Maryland Municipal League:

Located at the Phipps Municipal Center in the state capital of Annapolis, The Maryland Municipal League (MML) was founded in 1936 and represents more than 157 municipal governments and two special taxing districts throughout the state of Maryland. A voluntary, non-profit, nonpartisan association controlled and maintained by city and town governments, MML works to strengthen and support municipal government through advocacy and the development of effective leadership. Through its membership in the National League of Cities MML offers legislative representation in Washington, urban research programs, and a national municipal government information exchange. MML is the only statewide organization in Maryland composed solely of municipal officials and devoted to the promotion of all branches of municipal administration.

About Van Eperen:

Founded in 2004, Van Eperen is a trusted and established professional marketing services firm that has earned the trust of its clients by offering strategic and proven programs geared toward customer and member engagement for government agencies, national associations and corporations. Led and staffed by former journalists, Van Eperen is a Maryland certified minority business enterprise (MBE) / disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) with expertise in health and science, higher education and transportation management. The agency blends PR, digital, social and creative strategies to drive meaningful results. For more information follow @VanEperenAgency on Twitter and visit

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