Advocacy to the Anne Arundel County Council
Start early to develop relationships
Be political. Go to events (at a safe distance), contribute to campaigns, volunteer, join & be active in citizens' organizations.
Get acquainted with the Council representative for your district (and their legislative aide). Your Councilmember will want to know you. You are a constituent.
Arrange a meeting or call with your representative to discuss your interests and learn your Councilmember's perspective on issues in your district.
Maintain regular contact (at least several times/year) with your Councilmember.
If your Council representative doesn't know you by sight and greet you by name, you have work to do.