Can’t Miss at #MACoCon: Dollars & Sense: Capital Consensus

At MACo’s Winter Conference, experts will share best practices for identifying infrastructure needs, capital budget priorities, and reliable funding mechanisms.

Budgeting to maintain local infrastructure is an essential function of county government. A successful capital budget relies on elected officials, administrators, and agency heads collaborating to understand infrastructure needs and maintenance schedules, establish project priorities, and develop sustainable funding mechanisms.

At MACo’s Winter Conference, an expert panel will share best practices for planning and financing capital projects to meet public infrastructure and facility needs.

Dollars & Sense: Capital Consensus

Budgeting to maintain a county’s infrastructure can be a complicated process. Local elected officials must understand infrastructure needs and maintenance schedules, develop priority projects, and generate sustainable funding mechanisms. A close partnership with county administrators and agency heads is essential from the beginning stages of assessing the capital needs and requests to managing projects after budget adoption. This expert panel will detail why a rigorous and coordinated intergovernmental, interagency, and interdisciplinary effort is critical for a successful Capital Improvement Program.


  • Robbie Sandlass, Treasurer, Harford County
  • Stanley Earley, Director of Management and Budget, Prince George’s County
  • Martha Sparks, Finance Director, Talbot County

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 4, 2023; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” is 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).

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