Guideposts for the Road to County Leadership

MACo’s Winter Conference features insight into the role of county governments for newly elected officials, including funding responsibilities and jurisdictional limits.

Newly elected county government officials enrolled in MACo’s Winter Conference Orientation will hear a special session dedicated to local government structure, led by senior staff from Calvert and Kent counties.

In Local Government Structure, attendees will hear the inside scoop on how things work in Maryland counties.

Shelley Heller, Kent County Administrator, and Wilson Parran, Calvert County Deputy County Administrator, and former MACo President will outline county government types, including Commission, Code Home Rule, and Charter structures, and discuss how the structure of a local government influences your governance as elected officials.

Heller, who served previously as a City Manager, and Parran, who has served as a County Commissioner and member of the County Board of Education, will share personal insights and experiences stemming from the intricacies and peculiarities of the relationships between county government and other entities, including: Local Election Boards, Local Health Departments, Local Boards of Education, Community Colleges, Libraries, Circuit Courts, Sheriffs and municipalities.

This session will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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