New Potomac Edison Substation Will Enhance Service Reliability in Northern Frederick County

MACo Bronze Corporate Partner Potomac Edison, a subsidary of FirstEnergy Corp., is nearing completion of a new substation and additional distribution circuits that will enhance service reliability to customers in northern Frederick County, MD. From First Energy Corp's website: Located in the Foxville area, the substation will split an existing 114-mile circuit serving about 1,300 customers into two circuits that will serve about 650 customers each in the Myersville, Wolfsville and Foxville areas. The two…

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Maryland Hosts 5th Annual Business Opportunities Summit

The Maryland Department of General Services - in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the University System of Maryland - recently hosted their Fifth Annual Business Opportunities & Entrepreneurial Training Summit for Small, Minority, Women, & Veteran-Owned Businesses. The summit is the premier event for small, local, and minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses in Maryland, attracting over 500 businesses from across the state. From Maryland's Department of General Services website: “Our administration is…

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Walk in the Footsteps of an American Legend at #MACoCon

Guests of MACo's Winter Conference attendees can experience a tour following in the footsteps of American Legend and Dorchester County native Harriet Tubman. Tour attendees must be personal guests of registered conference attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. From MACo's Winter Conference Registration Brochure: Visit the places where Harriet Tubman lived, worked, and hid before her escape to freedom. Experience the hidden places used by fleeing slaves as you trace Harriet Tubman's path along the eastern shore.…

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Nationwide Retirement Solutions Can Help You Increase Your Health and Wealth #MACoCon

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS) is hosting a Solutions Showcase Session on Health Savings Accounts as an additional vehicle for retirement savings at MACo's Winter Conference. MACo’s Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Government and private sector leaders will gather in Dorchester County to discuss how we can work together to build a strong foundation…

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RALI Maryland Aids Counties in Prescription Take-Back Efforts, Achieves “Record-Breaking” Results

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and many others joined the Rx Abuse Leadership Inivitaive of Maryland (RALI Maryland) on Tuesday, October 22, to spread the word about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Hosted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration each April and October, Take-Back Day gives citizens a chance to bring unused and expired medications to designated locations across their state. The results of the most recent Take-Back Day have been described as "record-breaking" by…

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BioEnergy DevCo Captures $106M to Digest Waste in a City Near You

Maryland -based BioEnergy DevCo recently announced that they have raised $106 million dollars from a new fund called Newlight Partners to develop anaerobic digestion facilities. The facilities create renewable gas and soil amendments by transforming organic waste that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. From AgFunder News: “If you’d have asked me about three years ago about whether it’s hard to get investors excited about anaerobic digestion, I would have said yes,” Bioenergy DevCo…

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Calvert, Queen Anne’s County Receive Awards at LGIT’s Annual Meeting

MACO's Platinum Corporate Partner Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) will be honoring both Calvert and Queen Anne's County with awards at their Annual Meeting today in Annapolis. Calvert County is the 2019 recipient of the Training Award, for consistently taking advantage of LGIT-sponsored training classes and seminars. Queen Anne's County will receive this year's Claims Award for excellence in reporting, investigation and reduction of claims. The theme of LGIT's 32nd Annual Meeting is "Providing The…

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Embrace the Future with MD Planning Commissioners 36th Annual Conference

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is hosting their 36th Annual Conference - November 6 & 7, 2019, in Aberdeen Maryland. The theme for this year's conference is 'Meeting the Trends, Embracing the Future," and will include sessions on the following topics: Open Meetings Act State Mandated Planning Commissioner Education Course Planning Commissioner Ethics and Ex Parte Communication Nuts and Bolts of Being a Planning Commissioner Leveraging Layered Incentives for Community Development 10 Characteristics of…

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Follow MD’s 2020 Census on Social Media

The Maryland Department of Planning and the 2020 Maryland Census are gearing up for Census efforts by promoting their communications channels. From the US Census Bureau: CENSUS 101 What is a census and why is it important? Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by…

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Discover Next-Gen 311 Solutions with TelaForce at #MACoCon

TelaForce returns to MACo Winter Conference to share next generation 311 solutions as part of MACo's Solutions Showcase Sessions. This session will help county governments discover ways to better serve their constituents through multi-channel customer communications. MACo’s Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Government and private sector leaders will gather in Dorchester County to discuss how we can…

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