MACo Winter Conference: Infrastructure Talk

County leaders and NACo officials discussed the impacts of the new federal infrastructure package and what it will mean for counties.

The federal government has debated an overdue commitment to large-scale infrastructure across many modes of transportation and public works. Meanwhile, Maryland grapples with next steps in its own overdue commitment to the roads and bridges that get people home – and are maintained by local governments. Panelists will lay out the next steps for county leaders – working to secure strong federal and state support to deliver on these essential projects underpinning our economic success. 

The 2022 legislative session will see a once-in-a-generation investment in our state’s infrastructure. The federal infrastructure package has funds coming to both counties and the state government, and those funds will mean massive investment in all of the things that make society work. As we heard from Montgomery and Calvert Counties, there presently aren’t enough resources to complete many critical projects, and federal funds are not going as far as they used to. 


  •  Jessica Jennings Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties
  • Chris Conklin – MCDOT Director, Montgomery County
  • Kerry P. Dull – Director of Public Works, Calvert County 

Moderator: Danielle Hornberger, Cecil County Executive 

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