Visit Harford County’s H.O.P.E. House at #MACoCon

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s H.O.P.E. House will be on display at the MACo Winter Conference December 6-8 in the Hyatt Parking lot.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office – H.O.P.E. House

To raise awareness and educate parents on the early warning signs of controlled dangerous substance use and/or abuse, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office developed H.O.P.E. (Heroin Overdose Prevention Effort) House.  The H.O.P.E. House is a mobile education tool, targeting the heroin epidemic, conceived by the H.O.P.E. Workgroup, a partnership between Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler and members of the Harford County Community, and brought to reality as the result of partnerships between the Sheriff’s Office, the H.O.P.E. Workgroup, Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy, the Harford Sheriff Foundation, the Citizen’s Police Academy and the Harford Fire and EMS Association. More details available.

Make sure to stop by the H.O.P.E House to tour the display of a young person’s bedroom and bathroom, and learn to recognize signs that may suggest drug use. Educational materials with information and materials on treatment and other resources will be available.

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Winter #MACoCon Exhibits are SOLD Out! See who got a spot…

MACo’s Winter Conference, The Power of Partnership, is just a few weeks away:
December 6-8, 2017, in Cambridge, MD

maco-winterconference-2016-day2-glg145Both Winter Conference exhibit areas, the Foyer and Choptank AB, are SOLD out! Stop by each of the nearly 50 displays and start building long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. Counties, commercial representatives, and other government participants can all benefit from meeting our exhibitors and discussing options to lower their costs and enhance their services. Check out the links below in advance, so you know who will be at the Conference and a little bit about each organization.

View the full list, with company descriptions!

MACo would like to thank all the exhibitors for their participation!

Looking for a high visibility opportunity at MACo’s Winter Conference? We still have a few sponsorships available. Contact Nicolette Querry for more details, or browse our Sponsorship Brochure.

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Preview a Few #MACoCon Exhibitors – the Virtual Exhibitor Showcase is HERE!

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! MACo is offering a Virtual Exhibitor Showcase on our website. Many of the vendors for the 2017 MACo Summer Conference have put together short video clips to let our conference attendees know a little bit about who they are and where their booth is located.

Take a moment to look at the clips to see what vendors will be at the conference and what products or services they have that may be of interest to you. You may review the videos on our website here.

See you at the conference in a couple of weeks!

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 16-19 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

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#MACoCon Exhibit Halls are SOLD OUT – See the Final List of Exhibitors!

The MACo Exhibit Halls are SOLD OUT! Check out the list of vendors in advance, so you know who will be at the conference, a little bit about each organization, and where to find them!exhibit hall

On Thursday evening, conference registrants will join the Maryland counties, economic development, and tourism booths at the Taste of Maryland Reception from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Bayfront Hall to sample delicious fare from different parts of Maryland. We are striving to showcase everything Maryland has to offer—from little-known wineries and vineyards to mass-produced, Maryland-based concessionaires. Join us for a great evening!

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 16-19, 2017 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “You’re Hired.”

And don’t miss our new Wednesday content – our special Tech Expo! 2 deep-dive sessions, an IGNITE session, and a special exhibit showcase of technology-focused vendors.

Exhibit spaces are still available in the Tech Expo only – FREE for those registered in the larger Thursday/Friday tradeshow, or $300 for those only participating in the Tech Expo. Learn more.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

MACo Seeking Outreach Coordinator

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a full-time Outreach Coordinator. MACo is a membership association located in Annapolis’s historic district, providing services to Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. MACo has ten full-time staff members.

The Outreach Coordinator manages the Association’s communications efforts within and outside its membership, promotes relationships between the association and various partners and supporters, and coordinates county official participation and representation on matters of importance to the Association and its member counties.

The ideal candidate will be excited by the opportunity to meet potential stakeholders and introduce them to MACo in pursuit of a mutually beneficial relationship. This individual will have extreme attention to detail and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in a multi-tasking environment. Performing research on potential partners and tracking outreach in a sales database should be second-nature to the applicant and part of a successful sales strategy. Communicating the Association’s and members’ goals, initiatives, and activities both verbally and in writing, this individual will coordinate MACo’s efforts to be a conduit of information for all things county government. Necessary attributes include talent in sales and relationship-building; excellent organization, writing, and communication skills; working knowledge of all basic office technology (specifically, Microsoft); familiarity with website maintenance and blog-writing tools; working knowledge of social media and the ability to track and analyze its reach.

A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, business, or a related field is required, with two to three years’ experience in that field. Marketing background is extremely beneficial. Those applicants with a familiarity with Maryland General Assembly legislative processes or Maryland county governments will be given special consideration.

In addition to a competitive salary, generous benefits include: sick and vacation leave; life and disability insurance; retirement plan; long term care insurance; employer-paid parking; bonus eligibility; training opportunities; and fully employer-funded health, dental, and optical insurance.

Interested parties should refer to the application packet for information on the application process, complete position and benefits detail, and background on MACo.  Completed applications are due by June 9.

Only 20 Booths Left – Sign up NOW to Exhibit at MACo’s 2017 Summer Conference

Exhibit booth spaces are going fast! Now is the time to sign up to exhibit at MACo’s Summer Conference August 16 – 19 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.

Looking for a Big Exhibitor Opportunity? 

MACo Exhibit Hall
200+ exhibiting companies gather each to build
new relationships at MACo’s Summer Conference

The MACo 2017 Summer Conference offers the potential to bring exhibitors big results. County governments are searching for vendors offering virtually every business function and service found in Maryland. From logistics to printing, finance to office administration, training to trash removal – county governments are looking for YOU! Or your competitors…

Needless to say, if you want to do business with Maryland’s counties, you should exhibit at the MACo Summer Conference. For more details and to fill out the application form, download our MACo 2017 Summer Conference Exhibitor Brochure or register online. See the full list of registered vendors here.

Benefits of being a MACo Summer Conference Exhibitor:

  • Exhibitor description and contact information displayed in MACo’s printed program, the conference mobile app, and our website!
  • Each booth will receive a list of conference attendees and their contact information
  • Exhibitors may participate in all MACo conference sessions at no additional charge
  • Table draping for your booth is included!
  • Each booth receives 2 tickets for Thursday and Friday lunches, the Thursday Ice Cream and Fruit Break and for the Thursday evening Taste of Maryland Reception
  • Additional tickets for the social events are available to exhibitors at the County Member rate (our lowest rate!)
  • Exhibitors may sign up for the Golf Tournament (additional fee and registration required)

Nearly 2,000 people are estimated to attend this conference, including:

  • County Executives, Council Members, and Commissioners
  • County staff from all county departments
  • Business representatives
  • Senators and Delegates
  • Congressmen
  • State and Federal officials and staff

…basically, anyone who has anything to do with local government in Maryland!

MACo Exhibit Hall Overview
Counties are looking for YOU!

This year the conference theme is “You’re Hired!” – and will focus on Maryland’s new jobs growth and the wealth of opportunities in industries such as technology, the military, clean energy, the environment, agriculture, and education. Counties play a vital role in creating, maintaining, and growing the jobs in our state. Conference sessions will discuss trending data, best practices, and partnership opportunities to help counties attract and benefit from new jobs and keep our economy on an upward climb.

Don’t miss this opportunity to show what your company can do for Maryland’s counties! Read more about our Summer Conference exhibit halls in the brochure.

Read more about our Summer Conference exhibit halls in the brochure.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

 

Looking for a Big Exhibitor Opportunity? Exhibit with MACo!

MACo’s Summer Conference Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!

EXHIBITOR BROCHURE  | ONLINE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

The 2017 MACo Summer Conference offers the potential to bring exhibitors big results. County governments are searching for vendors offering virtually every business function and service found in Maryland. From logistics to printing, finance to office administration, training to trash removal – county governments are looking for YOU! Or your competitors.

Needless to say, if you want to do business with Maryland’s counties, you should exhibit at the MACo Summer Conference. For more details and to fill out the application form, download our MACo 2017 Summer Conference Exhibitor Brochure or register online here.

Interested in a FREE premium booth in the entrance aisle? Contact Kaley at 410.269.0043 or kschultze@mdcounties.org to find out how to get one! (HURRY – only a few left!)

The theme of this year’s Summer Conference – “You’re Hired!” – will focus on Maryland’s new jobs growth and the wealth of opportunities in industries such as technology, manufacturing, the military, clean energy, the environment, agriculture, and education. Counties play a vital role in creating, maintaining, and growing the jobs in our state. Conference sessions will discuss trending data, best practices, and partnership opportunities to help counties attract and benefit from new jobs and keep our economy on an upward climb.

Benefits of being a MACo Summer Conference Exhibitor:

  • Exhibitor description and contact information displayed on MACo’s conference mobile app and website!
  • Create a 30-second video clip to be displayed as part of our online Virtual Exhibitor Showcase. The Showcase is available for viewing to everyone—conference participants and others—and goes online one month prior to conference to help participants get acquainted with your company’s services
  • Each booth will receive a list of conference attendees and their contact information
  • Exhibitors may participate in all MACo conference sessions at no additional charge
  • Table draping for your booth is included!
  • Each booth receives 2 tickets for Thursday and Friday lunches, Thursday afternoon Ice Cream and Fruit Break, and for the Thursday evening Taste of Maryland Reception
  • Additional tickets for the social events are available to exhibitors at the County Member rate (our lowest rate!)
  • Exhibitors may sign up for the Golf Tournament (additional fee and registration required)

Nearly 2,000 people are estimated to attend this conference, including: County Executives, Council Members, and Commissioners; county staff from all county departments; business representatives; Senators and Delegates; Congressmen; State and Federal officials and staff; basically, anyone who has anything to do with local government in Maryland!

Don’t miss this opportunity to show what your company can do for Maryland’s counties!

Read more about our Summer Conference exhibit halls in the brochure.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

MACo Fiscal 2017 Budget, Tax Rates and Selected Statistics Now Available

The annual publication,  Budgets, Tax Rates and Selected Statistics, Fiscal Year 2017, is now available on the MACo web site.  The Budget and Tax Rate Survey (BTRS) contains a wide range of information on county taxes, tax rates, and revenues. Each major area of revenue is detailed in its own section within this document. The data are assembled from survey responses from the finance and budget offices of each Maryland county and Baltimore City and is published every year.  Archived versions of the BTRS are also available on the MACo web site.

New District Administrative Judge for Allegany and Garrett Counties

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Judge H. Jack Price

Allegany County District Judge H. Jack Price, Jr. has been named Administrative Judge for District 12 (Allegany and Garrett counties) of the District Court of Maryland starting Friday, January 6. He succeeds Judge Edward A Malloy, Jr., who had served since 2004.

From WCBC:

With 10 years on the Allegany County District Court bench and having practiced law since 1980, Judge Price has the leadership and experience to serve the people of District 12 as Administrative Judge,” Chief Judge Morrissey said.  “The District Court is grateful for Judge Malloy’s 12 years as Administrative Judge, and his stewardship of District 12 will ensure a smooth transition as we continue his fine example of service to Allegany and Garrett counties.

Judge Price has served on the Allegany County District Court since March of 2006.

Montgomery Council President Berliner Winner of “Scull Award”

rogerberlinerjan2016Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner was recently awarded the Elizabeth and David Scull Award for Metropolitan Public Service by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). Berliner currently serves as chair of the board of directors for COG. From the press release:

“I was deeply touched to receive this award,” said Council President Berliner. “It is particularly gratifying given that Elizabeth and David Scull were former Montgomery County Councilmembers and represented the very best of what it means to be in public service.”

The award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the community. Berliner led the board through a focus on restoring safety and service in the Metrorail system.

The full press release can be found here.