Find Solutions for Your County from Industry Leaders at #MACoCon

2019 MACo Winter Conference Sponsor (2).pngMACo’s Winter Conference will hold Solutions Showcase Sessions to educate attendees about additional best practices and partnerships that can help solve local governance issues.

Each session will be 30 minutes and will be held in the “Life is On” Attendee Lounge (sponsored by Schneider Electric), in Skipjack AB with a few being presented in Windjammer.

The Solutions Showcase Session schedule is below:


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm  |  Skipjack AB

Is Your County Ready for the New GASB Leasing Statement?

Sponsor: Zelenkofske Axelrod

Description: New accounting standards are phasing in, requiring different accounting for lease agreements, including those used widely in the public sector. Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, experts in public sector accounting, auditing and consulting, will detail the changes ahead under the new GASB Statement No.87,” Leases” and what it means for your county and its bottom line.

Speakers: Pat Kirk, Principal, Zelenkofske Axelrod

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm   |   Skipjack AB

Energy efficiency options in the state of Maryland

Sponsor: Constellation

Description: For most businesses, energy is one of the top five expenses impacting the bottom line. As organizations analyze their current energy mix with the hope of making sustainable energy procurement a priority, initial plans are sometimes difficult to manage, while identifying effective payment structures for long-term efficiency projects can be challenging. 

Speakers: Wendell Rawlings, Senior Business Development Manager, Constellation


11:45 pm – 12:15 pm   |    Skipjack AB

The UnitedHealth Group Focus on Health Equity

Sponsor: UnitedHealthcare

Description: Counties can learn about creative ways to use the resources they have more wisely through sound water and energy solutions.  Hear from two members of the MD Green Building Council on methods and tools.

Speakers: U. Michael Currie, SVP & Chief Health Equity Officer, UnitedHealth Group

11:45 am – 12:15 pm   |    Windjammer

Modern 311 Solutions: How to better serve your constituency

Sponsors: TelaForce

Description: Come learn how the latest 311 technology can allow you to better serve the citizens in your county or metropolitan area.  See how new multichannel customer communications thru mobile and chat, modern machine intelligence, easier integrations with your existing technology, efficient GUI based workflow engines, integrations with cloud phone infrastructures will allow you to better serve the people in your neighborhood while providing an efficient total cost of ownership.

Speaker: Eric Hoffman, Vice President, TelaForce; Jeremy Williams, Vice President of Engineering

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm   |    Windjammer

Congressional Outlook – Kaiser Permanente

Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente

Description: Prue Fitzpatrick will discuss what Kaiser Permanente is expecting from Congress and the Administration on health policy over the coming year following midterm elections in which health care was a hot-button issue. This session will explore what divided government will mean for the Congressional health care agenda and possible areas of agreement. She is a Legislative Representative for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. in Washington, D.C., and advocates for Kaiser Permanente’s legislative and regulatory policy efforts before Congress and the Administration.

Speaker: Prue Fitzpatrick, Legislative Representative, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm   |    Skipjack AB

Fuel Your Big Ambitions with P3s

Sponsor: Schneider Electric

Description: This presentation will guide attendees as to how Public-Private Partnerships (P3) can help redirect operational and energy expenses into big ambitions. Progressive counties across the country are finding new funding opportunities through these innovative projects to fund projects in safety, security, water/wastewater, transportation, and facilities including corrections.
Learn how forward-thinking leaders accomplish these goals:

  • Create more efficient infrastructure operations while unlocking revenue for reinvestment
  •  Fund modernization and deferred maintenance projects without increasing taxes
  • Drive revenue and new growth opportunities to boost economic development in your community
  • Build a sustainable image to attract & retain staff and administration
    Emerging trends suggest more and more counties will use P3s as a funding vehicle in the years to come. Get the information you need to achieve your next big ambition.

Speaker: Chris Dellinger, Public Sector Solutions, Schneider Electric

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm   |    Skipjack AB

Navigate NGCS & NG911 with Motorola Solutions

Sponsor: Motorola Solutions

Description: Maryland is charting the course to make plans for building out the Next Generation of 9-1-1 (NG911) networks that will serve the counties and cities for many years into the future. In this session, the speaker will explore the pending reality of NG9-1-1 for Maryland’s local governments. Motorola Solutions will provide an update on leveraging NG9-1-1 technology throughout the Maryland PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) and its positive impact.  This will include the technology roadmap for 2019 and beyond in Maryland, as well as a look into trends throughout the U.S. on taking advantage of the latest advancements in 9-1-1 location accuracy and Geographic Information Systems for accurate routing of 9-1-1 calls and pinpointing the caller’s location.

Speaker: Chris Knights, NG 911 Regional Sales Manager, Motorola Solutions

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm  |  Skipjack AB

Recovering the Costs of the Opioid Crisis

Sponsor: Stop Opioid Abuse and Death in Maryland

Please join “Stop Opioid Abuse and Death in Maryland” for a discussion with our nationally-recognized panel on the opioid crisis in Maryland, how it is draining county resources, and effective strategies to combat this plague and recover past and future costs.

While some counties have chosen to deal with this crisis in the federal multi-district litigation in Ohio, with thousands of plaintiffs trapped in the same case, another path exists. By filing actions in Maryland, “Stop Opioid Abuse and Death in Maryland” believes the prospects for a favorable resolution for counties affected by this crisis are much greater than standing in line and competing with thousands of other counties in the same federal case.

Speaker: The Honorable Joe Dunn, Of Counsel, Andrews & Thornton

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