Discuss Energy Efficiency, 311 Solutions, HSAs and More at Winter #MACoCon!


MACo’s Winter Conference, December 4-6, is expected to draw 650+ participants to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. The main educational sessions have been announced, but we’re also offering a series of Solutions Showcase Sessions to help you effectively navigate common governance issues.

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Government and private sector leaders will gather in Dorchester County to discuss how we can work together to build a strong foundation for the changes to come.

Showcase details are listed below – all sessions are located at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD – rooms TBD.

Register today to attend MACo’s Winter Conference!

What is FirstNet?

Hosted by AT&T

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm | Skipjack AB

Learn about FirstNet, the nationwide, wireless communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders and public safety community. Backed by Congress, it’s designed to strengthen and modernize public safety communications, helping first responders connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency. FirstNet is being built with AT&T* in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – an independent agency within the federal government.

Save Money with Shared Services

Hosted by Maryland Environmental Service

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Skipjack AB

Tightening budgets have put a strain on county governments. With nearly 50 years of experience providing a wide range of environmental services, the experts at MES can help you leverage efficiencies and preserve your bottom line. Explore ways to meet your environmental challenges and preserve your fiscal resources by creating cost-effective, sustainable, and innovative solutions for everything from water treatment and stormwater regulations, to recycling and composting, to renewable energy. Attend this informative session to learn from MES how to foster regional partnerships, implement best management practices, and save money!

The Benefits of a Dependent Verification Review

Hosted by American Fidelity

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm | Skipjack AB

A surprising number of dependents on your medical plan may actually not be eligible.  As a result, you could be carrying unnecessary costs and financial risk.  Come join us as we discuss how a successfully planned and implemented Dependent Verification Review can add dollars back into your budget and your employee’s paychecks.

Efficient Buildings Create Efficient Communities

Hosted by Pepco & Delmarva Power

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm |Skipjack AB

Maximizing your budget and improving your building’s performance are crucial to a successful community. Pepco and Delmarva Power’s newest program, Energy Efficiency Communities, can help your organization stretch its dollar and increase its bottom line by reducing electrical consumption and energy bills. The Communities Program offers cash incentives, technical support and educational programs to local, county and municipal government customers. These custom plans tailor to your energy reduction needs, freeing funds for other projects while demonstrating stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Come learn about ways Pepco and Delmarva Power can help you save energy and money, and become an efficient community.

Convergence of Health and Wealth: Health Savings Accounts

Hosted by Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 11:45 pm to 12:15 pm | Skipjack AB

Join Nationwide and get a deeper look at using Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as an additional way to save for retirement. HSAs can be a potential retirement savings vehicle and an effective complement to a 401(k) or 457(b) to help consumers better plan for health care costs in retirement.

Utilizing Innovations in Energy Performance Contracting to Achieve Community Goals

Hosted by Schneider Electric

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm | Skipjack AB

Are you sitting on an asset? It’s time to stop looking at your utility bills as a sunk cost. The business case for performance contracting & alternative financing is strong – it’s not just about energy, it’s about funding big ambitions! Emerging trends suggest more communities will use performance contracting & Energy as a Service (EaaS) as funding vehicle in 2020 and beyond. Get the information you need to maximize your next big ambition. Create more efficient infrastructure and operations and make room for reinvestment. Drive revenue and new growth opportunities to boost economic development. Build a sustainable image to attract new businesses and residents. Attend this session to find out how performance contracting can help redirect operational and energy expenses into big ambitions!

Next Generation 311 Solution

Hosted by TelaForce

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm | Windjammer

Come discover how the latest modern 311/customer care technology can allow you to better serve the residents in your county or metro area. See how new multichannel customer communications through mobile and chat, modern machine intelligence, easier integrations with your existing technology, efficient GUI based work flow engines, and integrations with cloud phone infrastructures will allow you to better serve the people in your neighborhood while providing efficient total cost of ownership.

Take a Number: Creating an Engaging Experience For Your Constituents

Hosted by WWT

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Skipjack AB

The focus on user experience in the digital space has lead to increased expectations on how citizens engage with everyday services. Compared to the private sector, the way that people interact with public services tends to lead to anxiety and frustration. Thankfully these frustrations can be solved. Learn how to apply design thinking and user-centered approaches to create frictionless experiences and improve the way you engage with your constituents

Evidence 2.0 – Harnessing the Full Potential of Records Management

Hosted by Motorola Solutions

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Data and evidence are evolving at an increasing pace with new technology. Being able to ingest photography, video, documents, and voice technologies with efficiency and effectiveness will require modernization to old processes of evidence management. Motorola Solutions can help. Attend this session to learn how to digitize and streamline your evidence to seamlessly share and collaborate with prosecutors and other agencies.

Cultivating Resilience for Total Well-Being

Hosted by Kaiser Permanente

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 8:45 am to 9:15 am | Skipjack AB

Wellbeing goes beyond physical activity and healthy eating. Kaiser Permanente will show attendees the five pillars of wellbeing and help them understand how they can be supported in the workplace.

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