President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

I am honored to be serving the Maryland Government Relations Association as President. As we navigate a world with new challenges and new technologies, I hope MGRA can be a support to its members as we strive to support our clients, employers, and government agencies and elected officials with whom we engage, both in person and virtually.

MGRA is the state’s official organization for all government relations professionals, spanning the public and private sectors, from corporations to nonprofits. Although we represent disparate disciplines at times, we share a common goal of advancing our profession with the highest level of ethics and collaboration. MGRA has been at the forefront to lead these interests.

We continue to focus efforts on ensuring the public’s access to and involvement in our democracy. As new technologies change how the public interacts with elected officials, MGRA serves as a reliable source of feedback to help improve system efficiencies both for those of us who work on public policy on a daily basis and those who interact from time to time.

If you are part of this vital profession and are not yet a member, please consider joining. For those who are already members, your feedback and input is not just welcomed, it is needed. We are looking for ways to increase our member engagement in various activities. If you would like to get involved with planning an event or some of our committee work, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Our communities are strongest when we work together to solve problems and meet the needs of others. MGRA is committed to being a productive and positive contributor to finding solutions as we venture into a changing world full of challenges and opportunities.


Ann Ciekot
Public Policy Partners