MACo’s Half-Day in Annapolis Event- Register Now

 November 9, 2011
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
MACo Office

MACo cordially invites you to participate in its third annual Half Day in Annapolis event. This event is open to any Maryland county employee who is interested in becoming more familiar with the legislative process and how to testify in Annapolis. 

  • Would you like to know how to read a bill and follow its progress during the Session?
  • Have you ever wondered what the appropriate protocols are for testifying before a committee?
  • Are you curious about the fiscal note requests you receive about proposed legislation?
  • Do you know how a policy committee and a budget committee differ?
  • Or do you simply need to know the logistics of maneuvering the streets (parking), halls (getting in and out of buildings), and committees (where to sit and sign up to testify) in Annapolis? 

If so, this half-day training is for you!!!! Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned veteran, MACo hopes this event will provide you with practical information. 

The training will be held on Wednesday, November 9, beginning at 10 am in the MACo Office. Morning discussions will focus on the legislative process, MACos bill review and hearing process, and the fiscal note process.

A short guided walking tour highlights some of the historical and practical areas of interest within the government complex. Afternoon discussions will be held in a committee room and focus on budget and bill hearing protocols and tips on testifying. The training agenda is available by clicking here. The walking tour agenda is also available.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Space is limited and this event is only open to MACo members. To attend, R.S.V.P. to Emily Hollis at or at 410-269-0043 by Friday, November 4. If you have questiosn regarding the training session, please contact Les Knapp at or at the number listed above.

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