Are Some Pandemic Quick Fixes Here to Stay? A Longer-Term Look at Short-Term Solutions

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.

MACo’s Summer Conference – “Resilient. Responsive…Ready.” will cover evergreen issues that impact counties, as well as many topics pertaining to response and recovery around the pandemic, such as those described in the session below:

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Without a doubt, some adaptations arising from the pandemic will “stick” and become part of a new normal. What started as a band-aid now feels…essential? Where can we be smarter – and more efficient – than before? Panelists will walk through changes for the better that may stay in Maryland, and elsewhere, as we head toward a new normal. Plus…bring your own ideas and suggestions to discuss as part of a post-panel discussion.


  • Nicholas T.R. Blendy, Esq., Deputy Executive Secretary, Baltimore City Liquor License Board
  • Roberta Windham, County Administrator, Carroll County
  • Amanda Newman, Senior Project Manager, Economic Opportunities Program, Aspen Institute

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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