MACo’s 2017 Officers and Board of Directors were installed on Thursday, December 8, 2016 as part of the Association’s Winter Conference.
The membership of the Maryland Association of Counties voted into office its new slate of Officers and Directors on December 8, 2016. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz accepted the office of President:
I am both proud and humbled to become President of MACo, where we will articulate the budgetary, education, land use and transportation needs of each county.
Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford installed MACo’s Officers and Board as part of the Inaugural Ceremony and Awards Banquet at the Winter Conference in Cambridge, MD, later that same evening. More than 300 people were present at the Banquet to celebrate the Association’s award winners and welcome the newly installed Board.
President Kamenetz noted as part of his acceptance remarks:
As we all know, this past election season has opened up divisions among a lot of people in political life. It has gotten easy to focus on our differences.
Sure, there are differences. But in this room… in this organization… we obviously have a long list of areas where we need one another, and want to work together.
Whether you’re a rural County Commissioner, or an urban County Council Member, whether this is your fourth term or your first week – we are all in this together.
MACo brings all that together. Look at the issues we are talking about at this conference – it’s all right there. Infrastructure. Public Health. The Environment. Our Workforce. Responsible Budgeting.
That’s the bread and butter of local government. And very little of that has an R or D label on it.
MACo’s Board of Directors comprises 16 elected officials, representing the different regions and constituencies of Maryland’s 23 county jurisdictions and Baltimore City. The Board is elected by the membership to serve a one-year term and is installed as part of the Association’s Winter Conference.