5 Reasons Not to Miss #MACoCon Wednesday

MACo’s Winter Conference is only 5 weeks away, January 4-6, 2023, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. Join more than 900 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 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session.

Back by popular demand, we have continued to add more content to Wednesday of MACo’s Winter Conference – you do not want to miss this!

(lowest registration rates end Wednesday, November 30!)


Start the conference with a poignant discussion on public health:

Your County’s High Stakes Fight Against Pandemics and Opioids
(Wednesday, January 4, 2023; 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM)


We are offering TWO blocks of educational workshops on Wednesday afternoon. Do not miss these sessions:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

  • Amplifying Your Message — Effective Constituent Communications
  • Back to Basics: What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
  • Public Works: More Than Just Filling Potholes
  • The ABCs of LMBs: Investing in Your State-County Partnership

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:

  • Dollars & Sense: Capital Consensus
  • From the Ground Up: Implementing Police Accountability
  • Help Your Health Department Help You

Read the session descriptions in our brochure.


Three Academy for Excellence Core Courses are being offered during the conference, two on Wednesday: County Financial Management (Wednesday, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM) and Consensus and Teambuilding (Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM) and one on Friday: Open Meetings Act (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 are a county employee working in one of the following fields, you should plan to attend on Wednesday!

  • Maryland Association of County Health Officers (MACHO)
  • County Communications and Public Information
  • Emergency Management Directors
  • Human Services Affiliate
  • Information Technology Directors

View the brochure for timesPlease 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 Regina.


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.

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from January 4-6, 2023 (with a pre-conference orientation for new county officials on January 3).

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

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