The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Government and K-12 Education #MACoSummerSeries

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on the impact of COVID-19 on education and local government! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. UnitedHealthcare, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on the impact of COVID-19 on education and local government. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend the session. Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Government and K-12 Education Description: COVID-19 is pressuring local…

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Howard Releases Food Distribution Map

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has launched a new map on the Howard County Government website that will assist residents seeking access to free meals or food pantries. There are more than 30 locations across the county that offer groceries and fresh and frozen meals for students, residents and older adults in need. From Howard County's website: “No one should have to choose between paying rent or purchasing food for themselves or their family, and…

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The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on advancing transportation technology! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Investment in infrastructure projects that could boost local economies is just one area of focus. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend a live session hosted by Northeast Maglev, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner. Title: The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH Description: Now more than ever, investment in infrastructure…

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RALI MD Creates RALI Cares to Spot Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has recently taken a backseat to coronavirus coverage, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. RALI MD, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, has created an educational exhibit to help readers spot the warning signs of substance abuse disorders. From RALI MD: While COVID-19 may be forcing virtual conferences, distance learning and Zoom meetings, it changes nothing for the thousands of teenagers and young adults who struggle with substance use disorders. As…

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Improve Your Data and Analytics Strategy with Moser Consulting!

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on improving your data and analytics strategies! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Developing a strong data and analytics strategy is just one of the challenges facing local governments. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend a live session hosted by Moser Consulting, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner. Title: Developing a Data & Analytics Strategy Description: An effectively designed and well implemented…

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New Summer Series Bonus Sessions Announced!

Our successful Summer Series is nearly halfway through, but we have more exciting bonus content to share from our Corporate Partners! Our Corporate Partners and Endorsement Partners are experts in their fields. Through them we’ll learn best practices and hear their first hand experiences on an array of topics – from COVID-19’s impact on local government, to telehealth, to data analytics – and more! Here are the latest Solutions Showcase sessions from our dedicated partners:…

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Miss NACo’s Annual Business Meeting? Catch the Recording Online!

In response to the coronavirus pandemic the National Association of Counties (NACo) took their annual conference virtual this year. For those that may have missed the meeting, a livestream recording has been made available on their website. Here are some of the highlights: https://twitter.com/NACoTweets/status/1287819731135758336 https://twitter.com/NACoTweets/status/1286027612817588229 https://twitter.com/RicePolitics/status/1285947528937197568 https://twitter.com/CCMiddleton6/status/1286788620045647874 https://twitter.com/alysoun/status/1285424336371884032 For more information on NACo's virtual conference, visit their website. Related links: Maryland Officials Recognized With NACo Leadership, Committee Positions MACo President Green Middleton Appointed to Several…

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Queen Anne’s County Announces Civilian Outreach Group for Parks/Bike Trails

Queen Anne's County Sheriff Gary Hofmann announced a new initiative on Friday for community volunteers to assist the county's Parks and Recreation Ranger Team and Sheriff's Deputies in monitoring the community bike trails and beaches, and offer community outreach to visitors. The announcement was made via QACTV video, which can be found on the county's YouTube page, social media channels, and public access television station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyibR9oF6wE The civilian volunteers are available to offer advice on…

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Frederick County Executive Announces New Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Position

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced Thursday that her office plans to create a Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer position. The officer would work with Gardner and other senior county officials to ensure programs, policies, and resources in the county are equitable and inclusive. https://twitter.com/JanGardnerExec/status/1286348745748049920 From The Frederick News Post: According to the job description, the officer is "responsible for developing and providing overall management of a strategic framework, shaping, directing and advancing racial, gender,…

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Talbot Considers Mask Mandate, Limiting Social Gatherings

Talbot County has seen a rise in cases of the coronavirus in recent weeks. As a result, the County Council plans to draft an executive order mandating face coverings and adherence to social distancing guidelines in public. Violators could face fines for noncompliance. From The Star Democrat: The push to more firmly outline and enforce the health safety measures came at the suggestion of County Health Officer Dr. Fredia Wadley, who told the council during…

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