Don’t Forget to Register for Academy for Excellence #MACoSummerSeries Courses: “Ethics” and “Open Meetings”

MACo’s Summer Series is well underway. Be sure to register for our highly popular Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses, “Ethics” (Jul 30) and “Open Meetings” (Aug 6).


If taken live (ie, not through the recorded version), these courses count toward Core Credit for registered Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program. View additional Academy credit courses.

Ethics (July 30, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)

Officials should be knowledgeable of their public ethics ordinance, as generally required by state law. Many officials fill out the necessary forms and assume that they have complied with the law. But are their day-to-day actions living up to the intent of the law? There is often a fine line between legal and ethical behavior, and this class illustrates the differences through real-life scenarios and small group discussions.

Open Meetings Act (August 6, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)

This class provides an overview of Maryland’s Open Meetings Act law, which guides public officials in the requirements for providing public notice of the meetings that public bodies hold to conduct public business and for closing meetings when appropriate. The presenters focus on steps that local governments can take to comply with the law’s application to Maryland local government, discuss some of the cases and complaints that have come before the Open Meetings Compliance Board, and, if time permits, address questions from the audience. Updates on guidance for virtual meeting compliance with the Open Meetings Act will also be discussed.

Register online today!

Registration is free (but required!) for county officials and employees.

Non-county registrants pay a nominal fee (see rates).

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