Exploring the “New Normal” for Workplaces at #MACoCon

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the workplace, creating a  “new normal,” that might have staying power. From hybrid work, to vaccination requirements for employment, how we approach Human Resources and labor is continuing to evolve as the pandemic does.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Navigating a New World: Counties and the Post-Pandemic Workplace,” attendees will hear about the new challenges and opportunities a post-COVID workplace offers, especially for counties as major employers.

Navigating a New World: Counties and the Post-Pandemic Workplace 

Description: As public employers, counties have met the challenges of a COVID-19 workforce head-on. With employees returning to a post-pandemic work environment – many with new hybrid/remote functionalities – counties are now faced with another set of unique challenges related to the “new normal.” Panelists will discuss best-practices for incorporating in-person and remote work, COVID-mitigation policies in the workplace, and how to navigate the HR challenges and opportunities presented by the “new normal.”  


  • Kim Frock, Director, Human Resources, Carroll County
  • Quinton Herbert, Interim Director & Chief Human Capital Officer, Baltimore City  
  • Beverly Churchill, Director, Human Resources, Queen Anne’s County

Moderator: The Honorable Jim Hinebaugh, Garrett County Commissioner 

Date/Time: Thursday, December 9, 2021; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from December 8-10.

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