Roads, Runoff, Recycling, and More – Getting to Know Your Public Works Department

MACo’s Winter Conference will be held January 7-9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. The conference theme is “The Road Ahead” and will focus on local government legislative priorities for the upcoming General Assembly Session, integrating newly elected officials, and building relationships with new legislators and the new Administration.

Educational sessions will provide a mix of topics from overviews on county government fundamentals to more advanced policy issues. One such session will focus on the county department of public works, its responsibilities, how it differs based on size and location, and policy challenges.

Description: The local department of public works (DPW) can often be a confusing entity as it is responsible for a wide range of infrastructure projects and public services. Size and geographic locations vary, but this one department does many things:  it builds and maintains your local roads and bridges, constructs and preserves your stormwater infrastructure, and manages your recycling and wastewater facilities, just to name a few. During this session, you will gain a better understanding of your rural and urban DPW. Speakers will discuss how rural and urban DPWs differ in structure, the size of their budgets, project priorities, and challenges.


  • Edward C. Adams, Jr., Director, Public Works, Baltimore County
  • Lee Beauchamp, Director, Public Works, Wicomico County

Date/Time: Thursday, January 8, 2015; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.