Get More Out of Your Meetings at #MACoCon

academylogoThe  Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Course, “Conducting Effective Meetings,” will be offered at MACo’s Winter Conference on December 9, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

This is one of eight Core Courses required to complete the Academy certificate program offered through the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and sponsored by the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). All conference registrants are invited to attend, but Academy Fellows will need to turn in an evaluation form to receive credit.

Conducting Effective Meetings

Conducting public business requires managing the issues that come before a public body. Building an agenda, promoting useful discussion, and providing a structure for decision-making are key goals for an effective meeting and for effective public officials. The instructor also covers the proper use of organized rules of order – known as parliamentary procedure – which allow all voices to be heard but with debate that remains focused and civil.

Speaker: Jack A. Gullo, Jr., Attorney, Taneytown, Rising Sun & Poolesville; Jack A. Gullo, Jr. Law Office

Moderator: The Honorable Mel Franklin, Council Chair, Prince George’s County

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2015; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 9-11, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge. This year’s conference theme is “Mission: Public Safety.”

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Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.