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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Queen Anne’s County Hires New Economic & Tourism Director

Queen Anne's County hires Heather Tinelli as their new Economic & Tourism Development Director. Tinelli was selected as the best candidate out of seven who were interviewed from a pool of 40 applicants. Tinelli joins Queen Anne's County having most recently worked as Director of Economic Development for Prince George's County. Prior to that she was the Main Street Coordinator for Downtown Denton Main Street and she also ran her own accounting business. Tinelli is…

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Nominations Sought for Dorchester County Heritage Board

Dorchester County's Heart of Chesapeake County Heritage Area (HCCHA) is seeking nominations for two at-large seats on the Heritage Management Board. Both Terms are three-years long and will begin in January 2020. From VisitDorchester.org: The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) is seeking nominations for two at-large seats on the Heritage Area’s Management Board. Both terms are for three years and will begin in January 2020. The 13-member Heritage Board’s mission is to protect…

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Prince George’s County Considers Plastic Straw Ban

Prince George's County is considering a ban on the sale and distribution of plastic straws and stirrers according to a recent article from The Washington Informer. From the article: County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee recommended approval Thursday, Oct. 10, to ban non-compostable straws and stirrers.  The committee’s 3-0 vote occurred on the last day the group would meet this year before County Council’s legislative session ends at the end of the year.…

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Harnessing Digital Records Management with Motorola Solutions

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner Motorola Solutions is hosting a Solutions Showcase Session to help you streamline your digital records management 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 for the changes to come.…

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Discuss Energy Efficiency, 311 Solutions, HSAs and More at Winter #MACoCon!

MACo's Winter Conference, December 4-6, is expected to draw 650+ participants to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. The main educational sessions have been announced, but we're also offering a series of Solutions Showcase Sessions to help you effectively navigate common governance issues. 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…

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Farm Credit Partners with National Farm to School Network

October of National Farm-to-School Month, and MACo Winter Conference sponsor Farm Credit is partnering with the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) to close the gap between students and the food that they eat through local food procurement and farm and garden education. From Farm Credit's Blog: Sam Ullery, school garden specialist for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, D.C., visits schools across the nation’s capital that are interested in…

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How Artificial Intelligence is Helping UnitedHealthcare Enhance Member Experience

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner UnitedHealthcare is utilizing Artificial Intelligence to improve member experience. From UnitedHealthcare's Website: When Reymond Acosta answers the phone in a UnitedHealthcare call center, he’s ready to be a supportive resource. As an Advocate4Me representative, he works to answer members' questions and clear up any confusion related to their health care. In order to do this, advocates must gather and research personal information to verify the caller. This important step can add…

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