Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize. – MACo Summer Conference Session Details

MACo Summer 2015MACo Summer Conference
“Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.”
August 12 – 15, 2015
Roland Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, Maryland

This conference is about the challenges we can address, the actions we can take, and the strengths we can leverage to achieve the best gains for Maryland’s counties and citizens.

An estimated 2,000 local government officials, county staff decision-makers, legislators, business representatives, and exhibitors will convene at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland for MACo’s Summer Conference on August 12-15, 2015. Participants will learn about the current economy from the local government perspective, how we can foster economic growth and improve the business climate, and the strategic partners available to us at all levels of government so that we can work together and make significant strides towards a healthier economic outlook for Maryland.


View the REGISTRATION BROCHURE, complete with session titles and descriptions.

Session titles include:

  • The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement – Updating Strategies for Our Biggest Natural Asset
  • Leveraging Private Investment to Capitalize Energy Improvements
  • Is Your County Struggling with a Policy Challenge? Get Some PALS to Help!
  • Build it and They Will Come: Infrastructure Tools to Attract Private Investment
  • County Financial Management (Academy Core)
  • “Bring Your Own Device” Solutions In the Public Sector
  • Employment Issues (Academy Core)
  • Ripples & Currents: Issues Affecting Workers Compensation Costs – Discussion and Reception
  • “Welcoming Session & Keynote Speaker: A Day in the Life of a Tech-Savvy Elected Official
  • Maryland in Miniature
  • Broadband and Wireless – Connecting All the Dots
  • The BRF – A Lifeboat for the Chesapeake?
  • Building Health and Wealth in Communities: A Sound Investment
  • From Stone Tablets to eTablets – the New Public Information Act & Open Data Reality
  • Turf Wars – the Debate Continues
  • Body Cameras: Justice Through the Lens
  • Catching the Wave: Change Management for Public Sector Leaders
  • What’s in the Box?!?! The Challenges and Opportunities of Big Box Development
  • Beyond the Ribbon-Cutting – the Power of Placemaking
  • General Session: Maryland’s Next Frontier in Economic Development
  • General Session: The Pit & the Pendulum: Economic Trends in Maryland
  • Local Infrastructure – Fueling Your Economic Engine
  • Tapping Grant Opportunities to Meet Community Needs
  • Reinvesting in Reentry – Why It’s Essential to Public Safety
  • Here Comes the Cadillac Tax
  • Today & Tomorrow – An Update from the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
  • The Basics of Structured Economic Development
  • Planning on Planning? You’ll Need a Plan for That
  • From the Front Lines: Tackling Opioid Misuse in Maryland
  • Crunching the Numbers – State Budget County Effects
  • A Discussion with Kurt Schmoke, Former Mayor of Baltimore
  • Maryland’s Federal Footprint – Counties Hosting Major Federal Sites
  • Education General Session: Skills to Compete: How Our Schools Are Strengthening Maryland’s Future Workforce
  • Governor’s Closing Address

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