MACo is currently welcoming suggestions for legislative initiatives for the 2023 legislative session.
Each year, MACo adopts up to four topics to forward as initiatives — working with supportive legislators to translate those ideas into successful legislation. Past years have seen a wide range of MACo focus — from infrastructure to expanding broadband access to emergency services (view MACo’s 2022 Initiatives for specific examples).
County governing bodies, individual elected officials, MACo’s professional affiliate groups, MACo chapter organizations, and others within the county community are welcome to suggest topics. Please email suggestions to MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally.
MACo has an Initiatives Committee that meets through the interim period to review and evaluate the various proposals. The Committee typically presents its recommendations to the MACo Legislative Committee in the fall for the slate of initiatives to be adopted for the year ahead. From that point on, the membership and staff begin work on engaging supportive legislators, connecting with other interested stakeholders, and drafting legislation.
Submit your suggestions for a 2023 MACo Initiative to email@example.com by Friday, June 17!