Local Development Council

Thank you for visiting the Local Development Council (LDC) web page comprised of public meeting dates, agendas, minutes and other pertinent or related information. In accordance with State Law, the LDC is committed to representing the interests of the local community impacted by the opening of the MGM National Harbor gaming facility located in Prince George’s County. To stay up to date and review the LDC’s progress on behalf of the community-at-large, frequent review of this web page is encouraged.

 As a result of a 2012 referendum approved by Prince George’s County voters that authorized a sixth gaming license in the State of Maryland, MGM Resorts International opened at National Harbor on December 8, 2016.

MGM Building

Agendas, Minutes & Reports

Agendas are available prior to the meetings and minutes are available following approval. 
Reports are generated showing the actual video lottery terminal (VLT) taxes and table game (TG) taxes and listed below.


  • 7:00 PM
  • 3rd Wednesday of each Month
  • Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
    7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Local Development Council

State law creates a mechanism for ensuring public input in several elements of the new gaming facility. According to law, a Local Development Council (LDC) must be established in each jurisdiction where a gaming licensee is in operation (the sections of state law relevant to the LDC can be found in the Relevant Law section below). This body, composed of 15 individuals representing different stakeholder groups, consults with the county on the following:
  • The development of a multiyear plan for the expenditure of local impact grant funds (see Local Impact Grants below)
  • The review of a master plan-provided by the gaming licensee-for the development of the gaming site
  • The development of a comprehensive transportation plan for the gaming facility
In addition to 3 representatives from the General Assembly and 1 from MGM, the LDC must be composed of 7 residents of the communities and 4 representatives of the businesses/institutions located in immediate proximity to the facility.

For more information contact pgcldc@co.pg.md.us.

Local Impact Grants

One of the LDC’s primary responsibilities is to provide public input on a multiyear plan for the expenditure of local impact grants. These funds are a portion of gaming revenue dedicated by law for use primarily in the communities in immediate proximity to National Harbor (see § 9-1A-31 in Relevant Law below).

Relevant Law

The following excerpts (Local Development Council and Comprehensive Transportation Plan (PDF)) are taken from the Annotated Code of Maryland-State Government Article.

Council Members

(b) - denotes business community representative
(i) - denotes institution representative
  • Patricia Britton, Fort Washington
  • Jeffrey Chandler, Fort Washington (i)
  • Michael Errico, representing Peterson Companies (b)  
  • Kimberly Hall, Fort Washington
  • Sierra Hayes, Fort Washington
  • Mary Hopkins Navies, representing Hopkins Navies Management, Inc (b)
  • Mary Larkin, Oxon Hill
  • Audrey McNeil, Fort Washington
  • James Robinson, Fort Washington
  • Zeno St. Cyr, Fort Washington
  • Dr. Stephanie Stanard, Clinton 
  • Kerry Watson, Jr., representing MGM

Elected Officials

  • Senator Obie Patterson 
  • Delegate Veronica Turner 
  • Delegate Kris Valderrama
Visit MGM Traffic Management Plan page for ongoing updates