Balance Food & Home Safety With Business Growth at #MACoCon

Learn how environmental health officials protect the public by ensuring safe food and homes, their role in driving economic development by providing certainty and safety, and the balancing act they sometimes must perform to allow for new and innovative business models.

Walking the Tightrope: Protecting the Public, Energizing the Economy


Environmental health officials work to protect the health and safety of county residents. They also play an important role by increasing confidence in our growing and changing economy. From familiar needs like restaurant cleanliness to the challenges and opportunities presented by the up-and-coming food truck industry, these dedicated officials always have health and safety – and the economy – in mind. For example, by ensuring the safety of our food, environmental health officials increase consumer confidence to eat at restaurants. By ensuring proper sanitation in our homes, they increase lender confidence when providing mortgages or developer loans. Speakers will discuss the roles environmental health officials play in both protecting the public and energizing the economy, and highlight how those roles work with respect to home lending and the emergent food truck industry.


  • Donald Wilson, Environmental Health Director, Caroline County
  • Willy Dely, Founder, Au Jus Solutions
  • William Castelli, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Maryland Realtors Association

Moderator: The Honorable Sharon Green Middleton, Baltimore City Council Member

Date & Time: Friday, August 18, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

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