MACo Receives Diversification Award from NACo Financial Services Program

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Maryland Association of Counties’ Executive Director Michael Sanderson recently attended the National Council for County Association Executives (NCCAE) Conference in Colorado Springs where

NACo Financial Services recognized several state associations of counties for their support of two flagship FSC programs, U.S. Communities and the NACo Deferred Compensation Program.

To highlight the associations that went above and beyond sponsorship requirements, Bill Jasien, NACo FSC’s interim managing director, presented customized engraved Louisville Slugger bats to key state association representatives. While many state associations do a great deal to support FSC programs, the bats acknowledged state associations that have “hit it out of the park.”

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State association execs show off their Louisville Sluggers. (l-r): Matt Cate, California; Chris Holley, Florida; Chris Villins, Arkansas; Michael Sanderson, Maryland; Patti Hamilton, West Virginia; Randall Allen, Kansas; Jennifer Marson, Arizona; and Bob Wilcox, South Dakota.​ Photo courtesy of Tom Goodman

MACo received the Diversification Award.

Counties in Maryland use the most U.S. Communities contracts of any state. U.S. Communities has set a goal to get every county to start using one additional contract. The national average is 1.67 contracts per county. Maryland counties use 3.18 contracts on average.

To read more about NACo Financial Services Award Winners, click here. To find out more about U.S. Communities, visit