Learn to Build Resilience for Tomorrow with MACo’s Winter Series

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on the importance of building resilience for yourself and your community. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Resilience has become an important theme this year as the country works to recover from the pandemic. Cigna, a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session on the their recent study of resilience among Americans, and how local leaders can help build…

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Maryland Joins Virginia, North Carolina in Agreement to Propel Offshore Wind Development

Governor Hogan joined the governors of North Carolina and Virginia today to announce a collaborative effort that would propel offshore wind projects and promote the region as a hub for the wind energy industry. The three states from the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coast have come together to form the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) Leadership Team. From The Office of Governor Larry Hogan: “Maryland has been leading the…

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Howard County Executive Announces Public Review of Forest Conservation Manual

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball just announced a 21-day public comment period on the county's Forest Conservation Manual draft. The goal of the guide is to detail how forest conservation should be handled before, during, and after the development process. From Howard County's press release: “For nearly two decades, our Forest Conservation Act remained unchanged. In recent years the Act’s out of date standards lacked real positive environmental impact,” said Ball. “Green infrastructure can no longer be…

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Anne Arundel Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks recently earned national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). From Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks: “The CAPRA accreditation has been a goal of the department for over five years. It represents a tremendous effort from our staff to take a hard look at ourselves and what improvements we needed to…

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Hopkins Launches New COVID Research Center

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health recently received a five-year grant that will allow them to study COVID-19 immune response. The grant – which was awarded by the National Cancer Institute,  a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – will allow the schools to share $2 million dollars in funding each year as they work to determine why some patients suffer severe symptoms from the…

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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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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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