Making the 2018 Session Successful For Counties at #MACoCon

Conclude the 2017 MACo Winter Conference with an introduction to MACo’s 2018 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 2018: Path to Success


MACo’s success in Annapolis depends on contact at every level. Roll up your sleeves at this strategic roundtable 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.


  • Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland (LIFT4MD)
    • 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 Executive
    • Robin Clark Eilenberg, Research Director, MACo
  • Align Public Access Laws with Modern Technologies
    • Hilary Ruley, Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City
    • Leslie Knapp Jr., Legal and Policy Counsel, MACo
  • Advancing Maryland Next-Generation 9-1-1 Systems
    • Jack Markey, Director, Emergency Management, Frederick County
    • Kevin Kinnally, Policy Associate, MACo

Date & Time: Friday, December 8, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Followed by boxed lunches from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm)

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