Dollars and Sense: Budgeting in a Post-COVID World

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities.

As counties determine how to invest ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to foster a swift and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, they face the risk that spending will increase to levels that will prove impossible to sustain once the federal relief expires at the end of 2024. Understanding how investments today will create (or prevent) ongoing costs tomorrow is key to avoiding unexpected liabilities.

Dollars and Sense: Budgeting in a Post-COVID World

As the focus shifts to restoring our state and local economies in a manner that is safe and equitable for everyone, widespread uncertainty remains. As counties begin to receive a new round of federal aid, they are leveraging lessons learned to take a thoughtful approach to applying for and using these complex funding streams. Hear how counties are implementing prudent fiscal strategies and using innovative financial planning to manage substantial revenue shortfalls and unanticipated expenditures and build resiliency toward similar events in the future.


  • Chris Trumbauer, Budget Officer, Anne Arundel County
  • Warren Deschenaux, Former Executive Director, Maryland Department of Legislative Services
  • Andy Schaufele, Director, Maryland Bureau of Revenue Estimates

Date/Time: Thursday, August 18, 2021; 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

View the brochure for the full schedule and details on sessions being offered at this year’s conference!

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