The Board of Garrett County Commissioners is a member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) which serves as an organization lobbying for county governments in the State of Maryland.

In Fiscal Year 2018, the Board paid membership dues of $14,284 to MACo.

The Board has a very good working relationship with the local delegation to the Maryland General Assembly and takes positions on legislative issues in a public forum.

The Board and individual County Commissioners may provide written or verbal testimony before the General Assembly or Legislative Committee hearings.