Read All About It – Winter #MACoCon Brochure Now Available!

MACo’s Winter Conference Registration Brochure, with schedule and session descriptions, is now available.


cover-draft-apple-and-icons-3The conference is themed “An Ounce of Prevention” and is scheduled for December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD. Sessions will focus on how counties can prepare to best serve and protect their residents across many different areas of county service. Sessions will discuss public health, maintaining infrastructure, and strategies to be sure counties are ready for possible emergency scenarios, developing trends, and long-term changes.


You don’t want to miss it…

Exciting new Wednesday features include:

– County Elected Officials Roundtable—Work toward solutions by discussing TMDLs, transportation funding, the drug epidemic, and school construction with your peers

– Active Shooter Defense Training—Learn from an expert how public officials can survive an active shooter event

– Affiliate Sessions—How can community resources keep inmates from returning to jail? What is the latest info on the BAT Septic issue? How can we fund Next Gen 9-1-1? How can local Parks & Rec contribute to public health? Find out!

– Expanded Exhibit Hall—Save money and increase services and efficiency by partnering with any of our 40+ exhibitors

Naloxone Training – Learn to save a life by being certified to administer the opioid overdose treatment drug, Naloxone

Additional conference benefits:

MORE Affiliate Sessions – We’re talking about an infrastructure funding “Fast Track” for Maryland, public health epidemics, infrastructure funding and maintenance, winter sheltering for the homeless, new energy and open space, sea level rise, legal standing, the human resources implications of medical cannabis in the workplace – and MORE!

Hands-Only CPR Training – How can the classic disco song, “Stayin’ Alive,” help you keep someone alive? Find out, and get certified in hands-only CPR!

Special Briefings:

Maryland’s National Guard (MDNG) – Learn how the National Guard can be a resource to your county during a disaster

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Get an update on the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and give the EPA feedback on how to best coordinate efforts and work together

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) – Find out how CBF can help you meet your water pollution reduction targets by learning more about their Nutrient Credit Trading Pilot Programs

Academy Core Sessions – We’re offering 3: “County Financial Management,” “Open Meetings Act,” and “Ethics.” All registrants are welcome to attend, but Fellows in the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance will earn certificate credit for completing these courses.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: