Leslie Knapp, Jr., a seven-year member of the MACo staff and longtime advocate for counties on a wide range of policy issues, will now serve in a broadened capacity for the Association as its Legal and Policy Counsel. In that role, he will advise and guide the Association on legal, liability, and regulatory matters, affecting both the Association itself and its member counties. He will serve as in-house counsel for internal legal matters, and will also represent MACo and county governments as a member of the Claims Committee for the Local Government Insurance Trust.
Les will continue in his role as a member of the internal “policy team” and the primary staff contact for land use and environmental issues, and will continue to staff MACo’s Land Use Subcommittee. He will also remain involved in other policy areas, including public safety and corrections, government liability, and public information and ethics.
Les received his law degree from Widener Law School in Delaware, and prior to joining MACo served as staff counsel to the House Appropriations Committee of the Maryland General Assembly.