Core Courses for County Track:
- Basics of Risk Management
- Conducting Effective Meetings
- Consensus and Team Building
- County Financial Management
- Employment Issues
- Open Meetings
- Public Information Act
- Expertise in the field to be taught
- Previous instructor experience
- Knowledge of Maryland local government
- Two recommendations attesting to possession of primary qualifications
- Statement disclosing client relationships that may lead to personal gain.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a voluntary certificate program for county and municipal officials, founded by the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) and the Maryland Municipal League (MML). It is facilitated by the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and is sponsored by the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). The Academy provides continuing education in local government issues, with a program of 8 Core courses and 6 Elective courses being required for a county Fellow to complete the program.
The Academy’s objectives are to:
- increase understanding of local government and how it functions
- promote high ethical standards in public service
- provide an informational base for more informed policy making
- develop the capacity of local officials to govern effectively, and
- recognize local officials for their educational efforts.
If you are interested in helping to guide the Academy by being MACo’s representative on the Academy Council, please read more about that opportunity.
**If you are a county Fellow in the Academy and need information about your current Academy status and credits, please contact the Academy Registrar, Aisha Washington, at 301.314.2641.**