Declining revenues, including significant cuts in State aid to local governments, have forced counties to draw down rainy day and reserve funds, lay off hundreds of employees, eliminate thousands of positions, implement furloughs and pay reductions, reduce citizen services and delay projects. Making these decisions is extremely difficult. Many local government functions, such as maintaining roadways and overseeing jails simply must be performed, and reducing educational and public health services may have severe consequences on the populations served. Presenters will discuss how they have managed their counties’ budget while preserving important county functions, and share strategies for addressing the challenging times ahead. Speakers include:
John R. Hammond, Budget Officer, Anne Arundel County
Theodore Zaleski III, Director of Budget and Finance, Carroll County
Andrew Mackel, Deputy Director of Finance, Wicomico County
Conference registration information can be found on the MACo website.