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Martin O'Malley to join MetroLab Network as advisory panel chair

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley will join Washington-based MetroLab Network as chairman of its advisory board, the organization announced Thursday.

O'Malley, who folded his bid for the Democratic nomination for president earlier this year, will serve as a senior fellow of the network of university partnerships with cities and counties. The group is focused on addressing urban challenges using innovations in technology and public policy.

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Before running for president, O'Malley served two terms as Maryland's governor from 2007-2015. He was previously mayor of Baltimore.

MetroLab Network brings together more than 30 partnerships of governments and universities. Baltimore, the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University have recently joined.

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"Cities have always been one of my passions, and I am excited for the opportunity to work with cities and universities across the country," O'Malley said in a statement released by MetroLab.

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