#MACoCon Must: Foundation of the Future — Infrastructure, Large and Small

The Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) is an unprecedented investment in the nation’s infrastructure, including all modes of transportation, water, power, broadband, cybersecurity, energy, environmental remediation, resilience, and more.

At the MACo Summer Conference, an expert panel will lay out the next steps for county leaders to unlock the benefits from these historic investments and deliver on essential projects underpinning our economic success and enhancing the quality of life across Maryland.

Foundation of the Future: Infrastructure, Large and Small

The nation is preparing for an unprecedented investment in traditional and next-generation infrastructure like roads and bridges, climate resiliency, rail, broadband access, cybersecurity, and clean water. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated funding to over 350 distinct programs across more than a dozen federal departments and agencies. With Maryland set to receive billions over the next five years, close coordination with state, federal, and private sector partners is fundamental for successfully delivering these programs. In this session, attendees will learn how to navigate the process ahead, including developing and communicating local priorities, funding opportunities, key timelines, and more.


  • U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
  • Allison Mayer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor; Chair, Governor’s Subcabinet on Infrastructure
  • Chris Trumbauer, Budget Officer, Anne Arundel County
  • Mark Ritacco, Chief Government Affairs Officer, National Association of Counties

Date/Time: Thursday, August 18, 2022; 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

The 2022 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD, from August 17-22. This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Business.” More information is available on our conference website.
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