Not 5, But 10 Reasons You Should Attend Wednesday at Winter #MACoCon (be sure to read #3!)

FullSizeRenderMACo’s Winter Conference is only 5 weeks away. Join more than 500 local government officials and decision-makers, legislators, state and federal officials, and commercial representatives for the PREMIERE policy-planning event heading into the 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session.

Wednesday of MACo’s Winter Conference is a big day this year – we’ve added new content and meetings you don’t want to miss! REGISTER TODAY! (early registration rates end on November 9!)

 

1. COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS ROUNDTABLE

County Executives, County Commissioners, and County/Baltimore City Council Members are invited to this roundtable discussion about current policy issues – local road funding, TMDL, the opioid epidemic, and school construction are just a few of the topics “on the table” for this discussion. (Wednesday, December 7; noon – 1:00 pm)

 

2. ACTIVE SHOOTER DEFENSE TRAINING

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. In this deep-dive session, a public safety expert will share the best way to prepare for the worst-case scenario with take-away lessons in safety for all attendees. (Wednesday, December 7; 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm)

 

3. AFFILIATE WORKSHOP SESSIONS

They’re not just for Thursday anymore! We’re offering a block of educational workshops on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss them:

  • Breaking Cycles and Building Bonds…From Behind Bars
  • BATter Up! Understanding the BAT Septic System Issue
  • Fighting Fire with Fiber? Connecting to Next Gen 9-1-1
  • Reconomics 101: Local Parks Yield Big Returns

Read the session descriptions in our brochure.

 

4. ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE COURSES

2 Academy for Excellence Core Courses are being offered on Wednesday: Open Meetings (1:15 pm – 2:45 pm) and County Financial Management (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm). Anyone can attend, only Academy Fellows receive Academy credit. Read more about these Academy courses (we’re also offering Ethics on Friday!)

 

5. NALOXONE CERTIFICATION

Become certified to administer the life-saving opioid overdose treatment Naloxone with this course on December 7 from 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm.

 

6. CHASING THE DRAGON DOCUMENTARY

We’ll be screening the FBI’s ground-breaking heroin epidemic documentary from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Read more about the documentary here.

 

7. MEETINGS, MEETINGS, MEETINGS

Look who will be on-site on Wednesday…

  • Maryland Association of County Health Officers (MACHO) – MACHO members only
  • Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Directors – members only
  • Maryland Smart Growth Subcabinet – 9:30 am – 10:30 am, all conference participants invited
  • Emergency Management Directors – noon – 1:00 pm, all conference participants invited
  • Information Technology Directors – noon – 1:00 pm, County IT Directors invited to attend
  • Maryland Association of County Parks & Recreation Administrators (MACPRA) – MACPRA members only
  • Clean Chesapeake Coalition – 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, all conference participants invited

 

8. TOAST TO RIKKI SPECTOR

Our Wednesday night banquet will feature a toast to MACo Past President and Baltimore City Council Member Rikki Spector, who is retiring from elected office after 39 years! Dinner starts at 6:30 pm, toasts are from 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – don’t miss this inspirational night of celebrating one of Maryland’s great public servants!

 

9. EXHIBITORS!

By popular demand, we expanded our exhibit hall to over 50 booths. These vendors will present cost-saving products and services for all levels of government and the private sector. Booths are filling up quickly, contact lvelasco@mdcounties.org for more details.

 

10. POPCORN!

Visit with the vendors and sample different flavors of popcorn from 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7.

 

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

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