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.

MACo Winter Conference Exhibit Halls are SOLD Out at #MACoCon!

Both exhibit areas, the Foyer and Choptank AB, at the MACo Winter Conference December 7-9, 2016 at the Cambridge Hyatt are SOLD out! Stop by each of the 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.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Winter Conference Tabletop Displays Selling Out Fast!!!

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MACo’s intimate tabletop tradeshow allows you to connect with more decision-makers, more often!

Don’t miss out this December! Over 500 individuals will attend the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference, including Maryland’s county elected officials and staff, State and Federal government representatives, legislators, and commercial representatives. The Winter Conference will be held December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD.

EXHIBITOR BROCHURE

Why Should You Exhibit?

  • One-on-one access to more than 500 of Maryland’s government decision-makers
  • Increased visibility for each exhibitor due to the limited and exclusive number of Tabletop Exhibits available (only 55!)
  • Rapport-building opportunities with potential customers
  • Time is built into the schedule for attendees to visit the exhibits
  • Coffee breaks and specialty breaks in the exhibit space (popcorn on Wednesday and chocolate on Thursday!), guarantee that your exhibit will be seen frequently
  • Cost-effective way to reach county government officials from all 24 Maryland jurisdictions
  • Exhibitors may attend sessions – be “in the know” about county government issues so you can serve your customers even better!

Register as an exhibitor today! Spaces are going fast, so get your contract in now!

Our theme this year is “An Ounce of Prevention.” Conference sessions will focus on how counties can prepare to best serve and protect their residents across many different areas of county service. Sessions will discuss public health, maintaining infrastructure, and strategies to be sure counties are ready for possible emergency scenarios, developing trends, and long-term changes.

MACo’s conference attendees are always looking for relationships with businesses and organizations who can help them save money or fulfill their missions. Don’t miss this chance to support local govern

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Showcase Your Organization – Exhibit at MACo’s Winter Conference

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MACo’s intimate tabletop tradeshow allows you to connect with more decision-makers, more often!

The Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference will be held December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD.

EXHIBITOR BROCHURE

Why Should You Exhibit?

  • One-on-one access to more than 500 of Maryland’s government decision-makers
  • Increased visibility for each exhibitor due to the limited and exclusive number of Tabletop Exhibits available (only 55!)
  • Rapport-building opportunities with potential customers
  • Time is built into the schedule for attendees to visit the exhibits
  • Coffee breaks and specialty breaks in the exhibit space (popcorn on Wednesday and chocolate on Thursday!), guarantee that your exhibit will be seen frequently
  • Cost-effective way to reach county government officials from all 24 Maryland jurisdictions
  • Exhibitors may attend sessions – be “in the know” about county government issues so you can serve your customers even better!

Over 500 individuals will attend, including Maryland’s county elected officials and staff, State and Federal government representatives, legislators, and commercial representatives.

Register as an exhibitor today! Spaces are going fast, so get your contract in now!

Our theme this year is “An Ounce of Prevention.” Conference sessions will focus on how counties can prepare to best serve and protect their residents across many different areas of county service. Sessions will discuss public health, maintaining infrastructure, and strategies to be sure counties are ready for possible emergency scenarios, developing trends, and long-term changes.

MACo’s conference attendees are always looking for relationships with businesses and organizations who can help them save money or fulfill their missions. Don’t miss this chance to support local govern

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

#MACoCon Exhibits a Huge Success

MACo would like to thank all of the MACo Summer Conference Exhibitors for supporting the Summer Conference in Ocean City last week and for helping to offer such a successful conference. Both halls had good traffic with a lot of positive feedback. Check out the final list of exhibitors here.

DSC_6353-Edit-EditIn case you missed it, the MACo Summer Conference this year had two exhibit halls and one Tech Expo. The Tech Expo offered 24 Tabletop Displays showcasing Tech Vendors and the technology available to local governments. Exhibit Hall A/B, sponsored by BGE,  housed the State Village (34 State departments and agencies), a GIS Discovery Zone (6 GIS companies), and over 150 commercial vendors – all looking to do business with Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

The theme of this year’s exhibit halls was Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Booth staff dressed up both their booths and their staff to reflect the exhibit hall theme. Prizes were awarded to the top three decorated booths (Register of Wills, Phillips Office Solutions and Calvert County), the best group costumes (AECOM Technical Services, Inc.), the best male costume (Jabba from FTS Fiber), and the best female costume (Guinan from the MD Department of Agriculture.)

Again, thank you exhibitors for another successful conference!

 

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

Exhibitor Cover-smallBACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! MACo is offering a Virtual Exhibitor Showcase on our website. Many of the vendors for the 2016 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 17-20 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

The Taste of Maryland Reception is Back and Better Than Ever at #MACoCon

MACo is again offering the Taste of Maryland Reception at the upcoming Summer Conference. The reception is hosted by the MD-DE-DC Beverage Association. We are striving to showcase everything Maryland has to offer—food and beverages from the shore to the mountains and everything in between—all produced in Maryland.

See below for some of what our Bayfront Hall exhibits will be offering at the reception.

And more!!!!

Don’t miss the Taste of Maryland Reception on Thursday, August 18 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the MACo Summer Conference in Ocean City. This is a ticketed event for conference registrants only, so if you don’t have a ticket, please stop by the MACo registration desk to purchase one!

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

#MACoCon Exhibit Halls are SOLD OUT – Announcing 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 17-20, 2016 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Cyber Solutions: Counties in the Digital Age.”

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.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: