Making the 2017 Session Successful For Counties at #MACoCon

Conclude the 2016 MACo Winter Conference with an introduction to MACo’s 2017 Legislative Initiatives, provide your input on managing these issues, and learn what you can do to help the county community achieve these important goals.

Session 2017: Path to Success


MACo’s success in Annapolis depends on contact at every level. Roll up your sleeves at this strategic session, as MACo’s policy leadership and staff guide a practical conversation on the road ahead for each of MACo’s top issues. Who are the key players, how do individual elected officials get involved, and what messages are essential? At stake are the heart-and-soul issues facing each county’s priorities, autonomy, and bottom line. Join this session to arm yourself and your county peers for the battles ahead.


  • Re-invest in Local Roads, Bridges, and Infrastructure
    • The Honorable John Barr, Washington County Commissioner
    • Barbara Zektick, Associate Director, MACo
  • Strong and Smart State Funding for School Construction
    • The Honorable Jan Gardner, Frederick County Exeuctive
    • Robin Clark Eilenberg, Research Editor, MACo
  • Energy Facility Siting
    • The Honorable William Pickrum, Kent County Commissioner
    • Leslie Knapp Jr., Legal and Policy Counsel, MACo
  • Balancing Release of Police Body Camera Video
    • David Morris, Chief of Police, Riverdale Park, and President, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
    • John Fitzgerald, Chief, Village of Chevy Chase Police Department
    • Natasha Mehu, Associate Director, MACo

Moderator: The Honorable Jerry Walker, Anne Arundel County Council Member

Date & Time: Friday, December 9, 2016; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Followed by boxed lunches from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm)

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