The 2018 MACo Summer Conference included two core courses for the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance program.
Conducting Effective Meetings was held Wednesday, August 15 and taught by Jack A. Gullo, Jr. an attorney at Jack A. Gullo, Jr. Law Office for the cities of Taneytown, Rising Sun & Poolesville. It was moderated by Frederick County Council Member MC Keegan-Ayer. Gullo discussed important parameters and procedures for conducting public business meetings. His presentation included agenda setting and parliamentary procedures among other important considerations.
County Financial Management was also held Wednesday, August 15. It was taught by Carroll County Director of Management & Budget Ted Zaleski and moderated by Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Jack Wilson. Zaleski walked through important financial terms; helpful documents – where to find them and how to use them; and questions to keep in mind when managing your county’s finances.
The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer certificate program for elected and appointed county and municipal officials. The program provides a strong background of necessary skills and knowledge for local government leaders. It was founded by MACo and MML, is facilitated by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.