NACo Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

The National Association of Counties (NACo) released a statement earlier today to announce the cancellation of their 2020 Annual Conference and Exposition. They will have virtual meetings to address business matters that traditionally take place during the conference. From The National Association of Counties (NACo): The safety and well-being of conference participants is our top priority. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and after much thoughtful discussion, including concerns about large gatherings, the National…

Comments Off on NACo Cancels 2020 Annual Conference
UPDATED: Maryland’s Reopening Status, By County

Update: As of Wednesday, May 27, Governor Hogan has determined that Maryland is ready to move forward with further Phase 1 reopening measures. Guidance still allows for local flexibility, but those in alignment with the State re-opening will move to open outdoor dining and social organizations, with safety measures in place. Updated reopening measures by county are listed below. Governor Hogan announced Wednesday, May 13, 2020, that the statewide stay-at-home order would be lifted on…

Comments Off on UPDATED: Maryland’s Reopening Status, By County
Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee Seeking Virtual Art Contest Submissions

The Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee is hosting a virtual art contest to demonstrate through art why completing the census is so important. The Complete Count Committee is accepting submissions from artists in two categories: artists under the age of 18, who are asked to submit a painting or drawing depicting why the census is important, and artists 18 years of age or older, who are asked to submit a 30 second video of their experience…

Comments Off on Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee Seeking Virtual Art Contest Submissions
The Conduit Street Podcast is Seeking New Music! Submit Your Entry Today!

Musically inclined? Know someone in a band? The Conduit Street Podcast is seeking new original intro music. Submit your clip today for a chance to be featured on our popular weekly podcast! Counties deliver education, public safety, land use, infrastructure and most front-line services to Maryland residents – this podcast from the Conduit Street Annapolis headquarters of MACo, the Maryland Association of Counties, touches on it all. The Conduit Street Podcast covers Maryland policy and…

Comments Off on The Conduit Street Podcast is Seeking New Music! Submit Your Entry Today!
BGE Provides Power to Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Baltimore City

MACo’s Corporate Partners are doing extraordinary work across the region to assist members and their communities during the coronavirus crisis. To show our gratitude, MACo will post a series of blog articles to highlight their efforts. MACo's Gold Corporate Partner BGE is partnering with Baltimore City to provide electrical services to COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. From BGE's website: BGE crews and contractors installed new equipment in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course to power…

Comments Off on BGE Provides Power to Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Baltimore City
NACo/Nationwide Now Accepting Aspire Award Submissions

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Aspire Awards. The awards, created in partnership with Nationwide Retirement Solutions, recognize county governments for innovative solutions  promoting employee retirement savings. The deadline is June 12, 2020. NACo and Nationwide Retirement Solutions have partnered to recognize county governments for innovative employees benefits with the Aspire Awards. This year, solutions could be in response to COVID-19. From NACo's website: Are you aware that…

Comments Off on NACo/Nationwide Now Accepting Aspire Award Submissions
Department of Labor Launches Four Video Tutorials to Navigate BEACON Unemployment System

The Maryland Department of Labor's Division of Unemployment Insurance has created four new video tutorials to help users navigate the new BEACON One-Stop unemployment system. The videos can be found online on the Department of Labor's social media channels including YouTube, and their website. The series of videos first walks users through the process of activating and logging into their account. https://www.facebook.com/MarylandLabor/posts/3028097667233799 The next tutorial walks users through the process of applying for the Pandemic…

Comments Off on Department of Labor Launches Four Video Tutorials to Navigate BEACON Unemployment System
Harford Makes the Push for Third Place in Census Rankings by County

Harford County is climbing in the ranks for counties with the highest percentage of self-responses to the Maryland Census. With 64.3% of their count completed, they rank third just behind second-place Howard (67.4%) and first-place Carroll (67.6%).   Harford previously ranked in fifth place just two weeks ago, behind Frederick and Montgomery County. Maryland is currently 14th in state rankings, tied with Idaho at 56.9%. Maryland held the thirteenth spot last week, with 54.2% of…

Comments Off on Harford Makes the Push for Third Place in Census Rankings by County
Kaiser Permanente Offers Virtual Health Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

MACo's Corporate Partners are doing extraordinary work across the region to assist members and their communities during the coronavirus crisis. To show our gratitude, MACo will post a series of blog articles to highlight their efforts. Kaiser Permanente is working to ensure members stay healthy at home during the coronavirus pandemic — with virtual solutions on their website and mobile app. “As we face this pandemic head-on, we want our members, doctors, staff and the…

Comments Off on Kaiser Permanente Offers Virtual Health Resources During COVID-19 Crisis
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Launches Remote Education Series

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) recently launched a new online series for students, teachers and parents, as an educational resource during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has always been a champion of outside learning, but restrictions related to the coronavirus have forced them to cancel educational field experiences and close outdoor recreations centers across Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In an effort to continue educating children and adults about the bay, CBF has created…

Comments Off on Chesapeake Bay Foundation Launches Remote Education Series
Close Menu