We’ve Got Your Back: Counties Collaborate

At this year’s MACo Winter Conference learn how to maximize intergovernmental and private sector partnerships to achieve the best results for county residents. Our general session, “We’ve Got Your Back: Counties Collaborate,” will explore a range of issues including mutual aid agreements, cooperative purchasing, and inter-jurisdictional transfers of development rights.

Title: We’ve Got Your Back: Counties Collaborate

Description: Every day, county officials grapple with challenges that exceed the scope of their individual county borders and require collective action. Tackling public safety crises, addressing public health epidemics, and coordinating regional planning or transportation needs are just a few of the situations where counties need to look to each other and other government and private entities to find solutions to shared challenges. In this session, panelists will discuss a variety of programs in which silos are broken and bridges are built to help county governments form partnerships to successfully deliver services to meet community needs.


      • The Honorable Allan Kittleman, County Executive, Howard
      • Debbie Groat, CPPO, C.P.M., Coordinator, Regional Purchasing
        Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee
      • Chris Dellinger, Public Sector Solutions Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric
      • Joseph Mason, Senior Vice President, Davenport & Company
      • James Alfree, Assistant Chief, Department of Emergency Services, Queen Anne’s County

Moderator: The Honorable Ike Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery

Date/Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017; 9:00 am – 10:15 am

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 6-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “The Power of Partnership.”

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