Our Best to Les – Join MACo in Thanking Les Knapp

Les Knapp, a familiar face on the MACo team, will be officially leaving MACo on April 24. Join us in thanking him for his 15 years of advocacy on behalf of county governments.

Les KnappLes Knapp, serving as MACo’s Legal and Policy Counsel, marked 15 years with the Association this year. MACo announced in late 2019 that he would step down from his full-time role with the MACo policy team, in order to commit further to his family’s farm and business in Calvert County. Mr. Knapp remained involved as MACo’s representative and advocate on a number of work groups and issues during the 2020 Session in a part-time consulting and advisory role. April 24 is Mr. Knapp’s last official day with MACo.

Please join us in thanking Les for his service – messages can be sent to lknapp@mdcounties.org and will be relayed to his personal email address.

“Les has covered so much ground for MACo and the counties,” said Executive Director Michael Sanderson. “He’s developed a reputation as knowledgeable but fair, and that approach has deeply benefited counties on many issues over his years with us.”

During his years advocating for counties with MACo, Les has worked on land use and environmental issues, legal and liability issues, and also developed deep expertise with ethics and “sunshine” laws for meetings and documents.