New Tools in the Toolbox for Financing Resilience

Flexible, efficient ways to fund resilience infrastructure projects can help counties diversify resources while achieving the important goals associated with these projects. MACo’s Summer Conference, coming up August 18-21, will address this issue in a session on resilience funding tools.

Financing Resilience: New Tools in the Toolbox

Description: Financing climate resilience efforts can be daunting, but thankfully there are several new tools for counties looking to mitigate the impacts of increased precipitation, sea-level rise, flooding, and more. Explore how resilience authorities, hazard mitigation, and multi-county collaborations can reduce costs and increase revenue streams. Hear from several local governments that are implementing these strategies, as well as from finance experts who can answer questions about how these approaches can work in your community.


  • Mark Belton, Charles County Administrator
  • Matt Johnston, Anne Arundel County Environmental Policy Director
  • Jen Cotting, Director, UMD Environmental Finance Center

Moderator: The Honorable Sarah Elfreth, Maryland State Senate (D) (invited)

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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