MACo Kicks Off Winter Series with Economic Recovery in the Time of COVID, 11/6

MACo is kicking off the Winter Series with one of the biggest issues facing all counties in the wake of COVID-19 – the outlook for our economy. You don't want to miss this live event! MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. As the pandemic lingers, all levels of government and the private sector have questions about economic recovery. MD-DE-DC Beverage Association, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will…

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Aetna to Host Exclusive Live Session on Expanding Health Care Access Through Telehealth, 10/29

MACo members and blog readers are invited to attend an exclusive live session, hosted by MACo's Bronze Corporate Partner Aetna, on expanding health care access through telehealth. From Aetna: Please save the date for our live session on October 29, 2020 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET.  This one-hour webinar will feature experts from Aetna, CVS Health, and the telehealth industry as they engage in dialogue with Maryland Counties around this relevant health topic.  Session…

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Mission: Possible! Workers’ Compensation Claims & Medical Cost Control Solutions

Don’t miss MACo’s Solutions Showcase Bonus Session on preventing workplace accidents and improving workers' compensation claims outcomes on October 28, 2020. From Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company: Mission: Possible! Workers’ Compensation Claims & Medical Cost Control Solutions Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent workplace accidents, improve workers’ compensation claims outcomes, and control costs for your county. The high stakes of the mission require you to gather intelligence from Maryland’s largest provider…

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MACo’s Winter E-Learning Series Wows with Solutions and Resources

MACo’s Winter Series will highlight innovative and efficient solutions for local governments. Following the success of MACo's Summer Series, the Winter Web Series will build on best practices and resources to help counties handle the business of county government. From the economy to health care to wastewater - experts will present valuable information and innovative solutions to everyday county issues. Looking for a few fast facts? Registration is FREE for county officials and employees, thanks…

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Howard County Exec. Announces $1.5M in Nonprofit Grants

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented 16 human services nonprofits with grants from Howard County's Rise to the Challenge fund. Rise to the Challenge grants are funded through the CARES Act. From Howard County's website: Photo via Howard County's website “Howard County’s vibrant nonprofit organizations continue to give me hope – they show us every day that if we work together, we can tackle any obstacle. For many of the nonprofit organizations that provide vital…

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Visit the Hyatt for “Delmarvalous” Fall Deals!
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD, is offering safe, fun, and functional ways to work or learn remotely!
Visit the Hyatt for “Delmarvalous” Fall Deals!

MACo's partner, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD is offering several  discounted rates for your next fall getaway. Looking for a change of scenery? The Hyatt chain of hotels – and specifically the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD – is offering several fall promotions to allow you to get away and gain fresh perspective in a relaxing location. Bring your laptop and work remotely. Kids can learn remotely too,…

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MML to Host Academy Elective Citizen Engagement Webinar Oct. 15

The Maryland Municipal League (MML) is hosting a Citizen Engagement Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This session expands on MML's popular Learning Lab from this Summer's Virtual Conference, after numerous requests for a another session were received. From MML: Based upon this popular demand and a willingness on the part of the instructors to build a more expansive training, the Maryland Municipal League is pleased to announce a…

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NACo Goes Virtual With Federal Policy Summit

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting a virtual Federal Policy Summit Oct 21-22, 2020. The summit features a robust schedule with topics focusing on current challenges faced by counties across the nation including broadband access, COVID-19 relief, and disaster management with FEMA rules. From NACo's website: NACo’s Virtual Federal Policy Summit will connect county officials, members of Congress, federal agency partners, and other key decision makers and thought leaders. Please join us for…

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University of Maryland Launches Small Business Policy “Hack-A-Thon”

The University of Maryland and the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are launching a "Small Business Policy Hack-A-Thon." The Hack-A-Thon will bring students and small business representatives together with the goal of creating policy proposals to tackle the economic challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.  The event, which began yesterday with a virtual kickoff meeting, will take place over the next several weeks with teams working in specific policy focus areas: small minority- and women-owned…

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Superintendent Asks for Empathy As Virtual Learning Begins in Howard County

Today marks the end of the first week of virtual learning for thousands of students in Howard County. Superintendent Michael Martirano asks the community to have empathy for each other as they continue to navigate the relatively new way of learning. From WBAL News Radio: "The superintendent of Howard County Schools is asking that everyone in the community have empathy for the teachers, students and families as virtual learning begins again. Martirano says if a…

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