Forging Federal Partnerships for “First and Main” Success

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Charting the Course,” on January 2-4, 2019 will focus on goals and strategies for the term ahead – one such session will look at how the federal government and smart growth partners can work with counties to improve community outcomes.

“Smart growth is a way to build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.”
Smart Growth America

MACo will be hosting two conference sessions focusing on smart growth. The first, “A Chat with the Smart Growth Subcabinet” on Wednesday, January 2, at 10:00 am, will feature Maryland State Secretaries and Department Directors as they give updates on and respond to questions about land use, environmental, housing, economic development, and transportation issues.

town street with american flagThe second, “Forging Federal Partnerships for ‘First and Main’ Success” on that same day at 11:15 am, will explore the federal relationship and partnership potential for counties around smart growth strategies.

Forging Federal Partnerships for “First and Main” Success

  • Description: How can the federal government be a strong partner for Maryland counties? Leaders from across the country, and across party lines, are joining Smart Growth America’s nonpartisan First & Main Coalition to advocate for—and strengthen—federal support for hometown initiatives. Together they are advocating for a blueprint to extend prosperity to their communities—and the people within them—that have been missing out or left behind. County governments are a key part of this coalition, and your county leadership’s participation is free. Learn the steps forward to build stronger partnerships with federal decision-makers and to leverage better outcomes for your communities back home.
  • Speakers: The Honorable Parris N. Glendening, Smart Growth America, Former Governor of Maryland
  • Moderator: The Honorable Dannielle Glaros, Council Member, Prince George’s County
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2019; 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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