HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown is considering whether to spend $5,000 to help hire a lobbying firm to represent the city and other members of the Washington County Community Lobbying Coalition at the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis.
Brien Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, requested the money Tuesday during a City Council work session.
Poffenberger said the money would be used to hire Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver, the same firm that has represented the coalition for the last three years.
Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver has offices in Annapolis, Baltimore County and Washington, D.C., according to the company's Web site.
The coalition is made up of the City of Hagerstown, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington County, the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Hagerstown Committee, the Washington County Free Library, Washington County Public Schools and the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation, known as CHIEF.