MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics, and often use Twitter to reach our own audience, and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders.

Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week:

 

Follow MACo
Follow Executive Director Michael Sanderson
Follow NACo
See Tweets on #mdpolitics

Sponsor and Exhibitor Brochure now published! #MACoCon

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The Sponsorship Brochure and Exhibitor Brochure are now available!

These opportunities are available for organizations to increase their visibility and network with Maryland’s county members!

Sponsorships must be secured by Nov. 13 to be included in the program. Sponsors of more than $2,000 are eligible for Sponsor Showcase Sessions (info on first page of brochure). For more information or to secure your sponsorship information, please call MACo at 410-269-0043 or email Nicolette Querry at nquerry@mdcounties.org.

***Sponsorships are on a first-come first-serve basis and the brochure will be updated as sponsorships are secured.***

Exhibits will display on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7. Set up Wednesday at 9 a.m.  Exhibit booths are $600 and must be secured by Nov. 8 to be listed in the program. For more information or to secure your Exhibit Booth, please call MACo at 410-269-0043 or email Leslie Velasco at lvelasco@mdcounties.

Winter Conference Information:

The Power of Partnership
December 6-8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Dorchester County, MD

Online Registration  |  Hotel Reservations

County leaders, state and federal government officials, and private industry experts will gather in Dorchester County, Maryland on December 6-8, 2017 for MACo’s Winter Conference, “The Power of Partnership.”

MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics, and often use Twitter to reach our own audience, and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders.

Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow MACo
Follow Executive Director Michael Sanderson
Follow NACo
See Tweets on #mdpolitics

Submit Your Nominees for the 2017 Rural Impact Awards

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The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) is looking for nominations for the 2017 Rural Impact Awards. Deadline Oct. 20.

The nominations with specific criteria:

 

  • Rural Community Volunteer
    • Distinctive volunteer efforts
    • Understanding of community needs
    • Positive contributions impacting the economic, health, or well being of their community
    • Dedication to community
    • Overall leadership in community
  • Outstanding Rural Economic Development Award
    • Significance of jobs attracted, retained or created in relation to a community’s economic
      development objectives
    • Noteworthy, creative, or innovative techniques brought to bear on challenging economic development situations
    • The use of partnerships for leveraged resources in achieving business development goals
  • Outstanding Rural Community Development Award
    • Dedication and creativity in providing community-oriented service(s)
    • Evidence of collaboration with relevant stakeholders to resolve social problem(s)
    • The use of partnerships or leveraged resources to realize community-achievement goals
  • Rural Champion Award
    • Demonstrated wisdom and foresight in dealing with rural issues
    • Exemplary leadership
    • Ability to work with community members and organizations to understand Rural Maryland
      priorities
    • Commitment to working with public servants to ad
    • dress rural community needs
    • Overall dedication to serving constituents

To submit a nominee, create a “searchable PDF,” with

  • The name of the person nominating
  • The address, telephone, and e-mail of the person nominating
  • The nominee
  • The nominee’s address, telephone, and e-mail
  • A 1-page biographical sketch of the individual
  • 3 supporters of the nominee
  • Contributions to their community (1 page)

Submit your nomination by e-mail (rmc.mda@maryland.gov) to the awards committee with the subject line 2017 Rural Summit Awards Nomination.

Don’t

  • Submit a nominee after Oct. 20
  • Self nominate

The awards will be presented at the 2017 Maryland Rural Impact Awards at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis. The award ceremony will commence at the Annual Executive Board Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at 7p.m.

For additional questions or concerns visit www.rural.maryland.gov/.

Anne Arundel’s Economic Development in Tech

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporate has released a video about the New Tech Hub on the Chesapeake Bay.

The video, posted on Sept. 29, 2017, talks about the major assets along the bay such as BWI-Marshall Airport and the U.S. Naval Academy.

With 500 miles of shore, the Chesapeake Bay could be the home for technology professionals.

Check out the video:

Sign up for Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge #NACo

NACo installed a new program Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge.

NACo said about the program:

The National Association of Counties – in partnership with Americans for the Arts – has launched the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge to train local leaders from rural and mid-sized counties on how to advance arts-based economic and community development to address local challenges. Counties with populations of less than 250,000 are encouraged to apply today at www.naco.org/creativecounties! Selected teams will have the opportunity to attend a 2 ½ day training in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and will receive technical assistance and mentoring. Applications are due October 13th.

NACo has established this program with grant money from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

LUCA Deadline Approaching

The Local Update of Census Addresses deadline is approaching.

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The deadline for the LUCA (Local Update of Census Addresses) registration is fast approaching: DECEMBER 15, 2017! Please encourage participants to register prior to the deadline date! Please see the attached map and list to find eligible participants and also those who have not registered as of yet. Gathering an accurate LUCA helps ensure an accurate decennial count for each community and helps the federal government allocate funding to plan for the specific needs of each community.

For more information about LUCA view our previous coverage.

St. Mary’s County Annual Report in Video

The 18 minute video report encompasses county projects from July 2016 up to project projects for 2018.

The St. Mary’s County News Release:

‘The goal of the video is to provide information in the style of a new documentary with a quick pace,’ said Tony Jones, St. Mary’s County Public Information Officer and video anchor. ‘We feel this was accomplished and citizens will see for themselves all of the important work ongoing in the county.’

The video took two months to produce and is the county’s fifth installment.

MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics, and often use Twitter to reach our own audience, and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders.

Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow MACo
Follow Executive Director Michael Sanderson
Follow NACo
See Tweets on #mdpolitics

NACo’s October Events

The National Association of Counties has some events of interested coming up for the month of October. Check out these events and follow the registration links to attend.

Events

Rural Action Caucus

Oct. 5-7

Wise County, TX

The main pillars of the event:

  • Creating Rural Economic Opportunity
  • Combating the Rural Opioid Epidemic
  • Rural Resiliency and Disaster Recovery

The event also includes a welcoming reception, networking breakfasts, a Mobile Workshop, Dinner at the Center for Animal Research & Education (CARE), and an RAC Strategy Session.

Register Here.

The Large Urban County Caucus

Oct. 25-27

Salt Lake County, Utah

General Agenda:

  • Fiscal Forecast for Urban Counties
  • The Economics of Disaster: Achieving Mitigation and Ensuring Equality
  • Accelerating Sustainable Social Change Through Impact Investing
  • Crash Course on County Opioid Litigation

Additional events includes a dinner reception at Snowbird Resort, Mobile workshops, and an Executive Leadership Symposium.

Register Here.

Webinars

Stepping Up: Tracking Progress on Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

Oct. 5 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Register Here.

Stepping Up Network Call: Tracking Progress on Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

Oct. 19 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Register Here.

Supreme Court Preview

Oct. 24 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Register Here.

NACo’s full list of events

MACo’s upcoming Winter Conference