Plan for the Retirement You Want

Visit the Retirement Readiness Virtual Booth for NACo Members Last month during the NACo Legislative Conference, Nationwide provided a virtual booth featuring retirement readiness tools, resources, and education to help you feel more confident about investing in your financial future.  This virtual booth has been extended to give you an opportunity to explore these resources and make sure you have all the support you need to stay on top of your retirement planning. This virtual…

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Two Online Grant Training Opportunities This March

Join the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Grant Writing USA and other regional partners for two online training opportunities.  Step #1: Write a Successful Proposal and Find the Funding March 9-10, 2021 9:30 - 4:30 ET Attend this two-day grant writing workshop and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.   Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies, as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges, and universities, are encouraged to…

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Pivoting During the Pandemic – Leadership in Online Learning

This guest post is provided by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore. The word “pivot” has become a part of the daily lexicon for both organizations and individuals during the pandemic. Many employees switched to working at home part-time or full-time, doctors implemented telemedicine, and schools at all levels converted to online learning. The Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, pivoted as well. Traditionally, the Maryland Certified Public Manager® (CPM)…

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Find New Cyber and Private LTE Solutions with Motorola

Motorola Solutions, a Gold MACo Corporate Partner, announces new solutions around Cybersecurity and Private Long Term Evolution (LTE). Cybersecurity:  Motorola has been monitoring public safety solutions such as mission-critical radio and 9-1-1 infrastructure for 30 years.  And for 20 years they have been proving cybersecurity monitoring and patch mitigation to know threats.  In 2020 they brought on 2 leaders in cybersecurity, Lunarline and Delta Risk.  Motorola now has about 200 dedicated cybersecurity professionals with the…

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Counties Call on Congress to Pass Coronavirus Relief Package with Essential Aid for Local Governments

From the National Association of Counties (NACo): The National Association of Counties (NACo) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, calling on Congress to immediately pass the support featured in the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, a proposal that includes $350 billion in critical aid to state, local and territorial governments.   NACo also joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors and…

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Two Classes Covering the Complete Lifecycle of Grants this January

Join the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Grant Writing USA and others for Two classes covering the complete lifecycle of grants. January 12-13, 2021 Grant Writing Training Delivered live via Zoom 9:30 - 4:30 ET Attend this two-day grant writing workshop and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.  Beginning and experienced personnel are welcome to attend. We are excited to offer Maryland Association of Counties members and their staff a special tuition rate of…

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Don’t Forget to Register for Academy for Excellence Winter Series Courses: “Public Information Act” and “Conducting Effective Meetings”

MACo’s Winter Series is almost complete. Be sure to register for our highly popular Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses, “Public Information Act” (Dec 16) and “Conducting Effective Meetings” (Dec 17). WINTER SERIES ACADEMY CORE COURSES If taken live (ie, not through the recorded version), these courses count toward Core Credit for registered Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program. Public Information Act (December 16, 10:00 - 11:30 pm) -…

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The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH!

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on how transportation can transform how you live, work, and travel. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on the development of a superconducting maglev system and the importance of this service to the Maryland economy.  Northeast Maglev, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on the future of Maryland transportation. Register for MACo’s Winter…

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Are You In Control of Your Health Care Costs?

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on ways to control your health care costs. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on how to handle the rise of health care costs and how you control this rise.  LGIT Health, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on managing your health care costs while still offering exceptional coverage for your employees. Register…

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Shifts in IT Strategy – Defining the Digital Workspace in a Post-COVID World

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on the importance of technology in and beyond an unsettled environment. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. During this session, learn about the importance of keeping up with technology in the workplace.  World Wide Technologies (WWT), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session on shifts in your digital strategies to create a more successful work environment. Register for…

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