5 Reasons Not To Miss #MACoCon Wednesday

MACo’s Winter Conference is only 5 weeks away, December 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. Join more than 600 local government officials and decision-makers, legislators, state and federal officials, and commercial representatives for this can’t-miss policy-planning event heading into the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session.

By popular demand, we’ve added EVEN MORE CONTENT to Wednesday of MACo’s Winter Conference – you don’t want to miss this!

(lowest registration rates end Friday, November 5!)


Start the conference with a discussion on topics central to all policy-making: diversity, equity, and inclusion:
Exploring Opportunities for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Local Governance
(Wednesday, December 8, 2021; 10:45 am – 11:45 am)


They’re not just for Thursday anymore! We’re now offering TWO blocks of educational workshops on Wednesday afternoon. Don’t miss these sessions:

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:

  • Staying Home: A Collaborative Approach to Rental Assistance
  • Bend Don’t Break: Roadmap to Resilience
  • Not Your Grandfather’s Farm: Tapping into Agritourism

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:

  • Health Behind Bars
  • Go Big: Infrastructure Funding at a Crossroads
  • Ransomware, Risk, and Recovery: Is Your County Cyber-Secure?

Read the session descriptions in our brochure.


2 Academy for Excellence Core Courses are being offered during the conference, 1 on Wednesday: Open Meetings Act (Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:30 am) and one on Friday, Employment Issues (Friday, 8:00 am – 9:30 am). All registered participants can attend, only Academy Fellows receive Academy credit. Read more about these Academy courses.


MACo Affiliate Members (groups of county appointed officials and professionals in various county service areas) meet throughout the conference for peer-to-peer discussions and networking. If you’re a county employee working in one of the following fields, you should plan to attend on Wednesday!

  • County Communicators and PIOs
  • County Information Technology Directors
  • County Human Services Directors
  • County Engineers
  • County Emergency Managers

View the brochure for times. Please note: only county professionals in these fields are invited to attend these meetings.

Interested in sponsoring one of these meetings and talking directly to front-line county decision-makers? Contact Virginia.


MACo’s Winter Conference hosts nearly 70 exhibiting companies. These vendors will present cost-saving products and services for all levels of government and the private sector. Interested in exhibiting? Exhibits are filling up quickly – view the exhibitor registration details.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: