MACo Summer Conference Offers 7 Courses for Academy Credit

MACacademylogoo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 13-16, 2014 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. Of the 25+ educational sessions to be offered at the conference, 7 courses are eligible for credit towards the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Certificate through the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer educational program founded by the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), the Maryland Municipal League (MML), and the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) – the program is administered by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. There are two tracks – County and Municipal. County Participants in the program must earn credit for 8 Core Courses and 6 Elective Courses, offered at MACo, MML, and LGIT conferences and events.

This year, MACo’s Summer Conference will offer 2 Core Courses and 5 Elective Courses:

Core Courses:

  • Consensus & Team Building
  • Public Information Act

Elective Courses:

  • Financial Literacy – Building Successful Futures
  • Creative and Collaborative Transportation Solutions to Meet Citizen Needs
  • Human Trafficking: Channeling Human Services to Challenging Populations
  • Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Dementia: Improving Endangered Missing Persons Response
  • Counties Going Green – A Guide to Sustainable Purchasing


Please view our Academy Session Flyer for more information on these courses, including session dates/times and descriptions.


Academy courses are open to all conference attendees. Academy Fellows wishing to earn credit for any of these courses must attend a course and submit the Academy attendance form at the end of each course. For more information on the Academy, please contact UMD’s Academy Registrar, Aisha Washington, or MACo’s Meetings & Events Director, Virginia White.

You must be registered for the conference to attend these courses – MACo’s lowest Summer Conference registration rates end on Wednesday, July 2, so please register today for our lowest possible rates!

For more information about MACo’s Summer Conference, please click on one of the links below: