#MACoCon Must-Attend: Reflecting Your Community – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Service 

Maryland’s counties are geographically and demographically diverse, and it’s important county officials represent all communities that they serve. At the upcoming MACo Winter Conference, attendees will explore what it means to representatively serve.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are an increasingly important lens for public service and constituent relations for all elected officials and their professional staff. At MACo’s Winter Conference, attendees will hear from multiple diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) experts and county leaders on how county officials can best represent and serve the diverse communities of their counties.

DEI: Reflecting Your Community: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Service 

As county leaders, it is important to consciously work to represent all members of your community. Learn from experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) about best practices to incorporate explicit consideration of equity into policy, practices, programs, and budgets, and develop strategies and actions that reduce inequities and foster success for all.


  • Richard ‘Pete” Hill, Director of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, Anne Arundel County
  • The Honorable Thomasina Coates, Commissioner, Charles County
  • Londyn Smith de Richelieu – Director, Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Baltimore City
  • Georgina Dodge, Vice President, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Maryland

Moderator: The Honorable Craig Mathies, Commissioner, Somerset County (invited)

Date/Time: Thursday, January 5, 2023; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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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