Corvias at #MACoCon for the Governor’s Cabinet Reception!

The Maryland Association of Counties would like to thank Corvias for their sponsorship of the Governor’s Cabinet Reception. MACo will host the Governor’s Cabinet Reception on August 17, 2018, followed by the Crab Feast.

download (1).pngCorvias [kore-vee-us] is rooted in the Latin phrase “by way of the heart.” It represents the commitment we make to our partners. The passion we bring to making a real difference in the world. And serves as our daily reminder to lead with our hearts, speak from our conscience, and improve local communities — and society at large — through every one of our partnerships. We take our work personally because, just like our partners, we’re engaged citizens and community members with a vision for a better tomorrow. And a plan to make our vision a reality.

Thank you, Corvias, for supporting the Maryland Association of Counties!

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You Get a Tote Bag, You Get a Tote Bag, You All Get a Tote Bag

MACo would like to recognize the sponsor of this year’s conference tote bags, The NorthEast Maglev!

MACo’s 2018 Summer Conference will be held Aug. 15-18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center, in Ocean City, MD.

tnem.pngTNEM is an American company committed to bringing the revolutionary SCMAGLEV to the Northeast Corridor, the most congested transportation region in the country.

Thank you, The NorthEast Maglev, a Bronze Corporate Partner, for your support of Maryland Counties!

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It Wouldn’t Be a Crab Feast Without the Feast?!

The Maryland Association of Counties would like to thank Miles & Stockbridge for sponsoring the Main Buffet at the Crab Feast!

MACo’s 2018 Summer Conference will be held Aug. 15-18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center, in Ocean City, MD.

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Miles & Stockbridge is a leading law firm with 250 lawyers and seven offices across Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. The firm’s lawyers help global, national, local and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging problems.

Thank you, Miles & Stockbridge, for your support of Maryland Counties!

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Don’t Let a Dead Battery Ruin #MACoCon

The Maryland Association of Counties would like to thank SLAIT Consulting and Nutanix for sponsoring the Cell Phone Charging Station.


SLAIT Consulting is an information technology company that specializes in cyber-security and data center solutions. SLAIT holds top partner status and certifications with leading technology organizations which enables us to help businesses, government and educational institutions develop comprehensive plans to build and maintain their IT infrastructure. SLAIT will work with you to develop strategies around IT business transformation, conduct IT Risk Analysis and Mitigation, and develop out-of-the-box thinking around your IT architecture, design, and implementation. Visit to learn more.

NutanixNutanix enables IT teams to build and operate powerful multi-cloud architectures. Our Enterprise Cloud OS software melds private, public and distributed cloud operating environments and provides a single point of control to manage IT infrastructure and applications at any scale.

Thank you, SLAIT Consulting and Nutanix, for your support of Maryland Counties!

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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings #MACoCom

MACo hosts a series of meetings at the annual summer conference for members belonging to affiliates and special groups. We would like to recognize the 2018 sponsors of those meetings.

MACo’s 2018 Summer Conference will be held Aug. 15-18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center, in Ocean City, MD.

Davenport & Company – Budget & Finance Meeting
MidAtlantic Farm Credit – Large and Rural County Coalition Breakfasts
U.S. Communities – Emergency Managers, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Procurement Meetings
Wetlands Studies and Solutions – County Engineers Meeting
Zelenkofske Axelrod – Budget & Finance Meeting

Davenport & Company


Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and founded in 1863, Davenport & Company LLC is an independent financial advisory firm specializing in the area of investments, research, asset management, investment banking, and advisory services. Member: NYSE FINRA SIPC. Address: 8600 La Salle Road, Suite 324, Towson, MD 21286

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

The Farm Credit System was founded in 1916 to provide America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities with access to reliable and consistent credit. Today, there are approximately 65 independently operated Farm Credit organizations across the country and Puerto Rico – each providing financial assistance to their local communities.

U.S. Communities

US CommU.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides participants with access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with national suppliers that have committed to providing their lowest overall public agency pricing. Each month more than 500 new public agencies register to participate. This continuing rapid growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies unparalleled value and the best government pricing available.

Wetlands Studies and Solutions

WetlandsWetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Tree Company, is one of the leading natural and cultural resource consulting firms in the Mid‐Atlantic, and the largest in our local niche. Our staff assists both public and private sector clients with Clean Water Act permitting and develops innovative solutions to water quality issues. We have worked on over 7,900 projects in the region, encompassing more than 298,000 acres.
These projects include stream restoration for TMDL credit and mitigation, federal and state Clean Water Act permitting, wetland delineations, natural resource inventories, forest stand delineations, critical area studies, RTE species studies, and tree preservation plans. Our ongoing partnerships with counties and cities have fine‐tuned our understanding of the issues facing local jurisdictions – and the need to strike a balance between tight budgets, necessary projects and upgrades, and permit compliance requirements.

Zelenkofske Axelrod


Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC (ZA) is a Pennsylvania based regional CPA firm employing over 45 professionals, with offices in Harrisburg, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, and Greater Philadelphia; Dover, Delaware, and expanding into Maryland, that specializes in providing auditing, accounting and consulting services to governmental entities. ZA’s growth over the years has been through specialization in the governmental industry. They are leaders in providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to governmental entities of all types – that’s why so many of these entities, large and small, engage in their services. Their clients include counties, component units of the state, townships, boroughs, authorities, cities, and school districts. Not all CPA firms specialize in the complexity of accounting and auditing standards which govern these entities. They do! Their partners and directors have worked in the Big 4 accounting firms and have brought their experience to Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC to grow their governmental practice to where it is today. The quality of their work is second to non, particularly in the Government Industry. This fact is evident in many ways, but independently supported through their most recent Peer Review which included review of specific governmental engagements, resulting in an unqualified opinion with no Letter of Comment.

Thank you for your support of Maryland Counties!

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Tech Expo — Sold Out Show & Superb Industry Support

The Maryland Association of Counties would like to thank the co-sponsors and contributing sponsors of the Tech Expo! The Tech Expo will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.

The Tech Expo is a one-day event, featuring technology leaders,
tech-focused educational sessions for local government officials, and partnership-building opportunities.


Google Cloud Services

Google Cloud

Google is a trusted technology partner who understands how to help agencies transition from legacy architectures and utilize their data to fuel true mission success.  Google Cloud Platform provides cloud-native infrastructure with layered security, machine learning and analytics at web-scale to rapidly innovate and advance agency goals.


Check Point Software Technology LTD

Check PointCheck Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Making Internet communications and critical data secure, reliable and available everywhere has been and continues to be our ongoing vision. We are committed to staying focused on real customer needs and to develop new and innovative security solutions that redefine the security landscape.

Contributing Sponsors:

CAS Severn/Docker

CAS Severn-DockerFrom implementing an in-house supported solution to providing a custom re-architecture, or even recommending a solution outside of CAS Severn broad portfolio, it attacks each scenario differently to present the best options.

CAS Severn is committed to delivering best-in-class solutions on time, on budget, and within scope—without taking any shortcuts. And, it doesn’t disappear after the job is done, providing post-sales support and consulting services as needed with its team of experienced senior consultants, architects, and engineers.


CienaCiena is a network strategy and technology company known for its commitment to customer success. With 25 years of industry leadership, we support more than 1,300 of the world’s largest, most reliable networks. Our technology is complemented with a high-touch consultative business model. We’re committed to developing and applying technologies that facilitate openness, virtualization, automation, collaboration, and a common experience. Technologies that offer the greatest degree of choice deliver the most rewarding customer experiences and business outcomes.

Crown Castle

Crown CastleCrown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure—including cell towers, rooftop antennas, small cell solutions, and fiber optic networks. We work closely with wireless carriers, municipalities, utility companies, and landowners to make sure communities have the infrastructure in place to support the data, technologies, and wireless services they rely on. We have a national footprint with a local presence in every major market in the US, helping us to respond to the individual needs of each community we serve.


cylanceCylance® uses artificial intelligence to deliver prevention-first, predictive security products and specialized services that change how organizations approach endpoint security. Cylance’s security solutions combine AI driven predictive prevention with dynamic threat detection and response to deliver consistent protection and visibility across the enterprise. Visit or call +1-877-973-3336 for information.

Thank you, Tech Expo Sponsors, for supporting local government!

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Your Daily #MACoCon Update Brought to You by Enradius

The Maryland Association of Counties would like to thank Enradius for sponsoring the Daily Conference Email! MACo will send registered attendees emails each morning of the conference to let them know what is happening that day. Enradius.png

Enradius provides geo-targeted digital advertising solutions reaching consumers across desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TVs. It uses targeted real-time data and third party behavioral extensions, through premium experiences, programmatic buying and performance driven campaigns. It works with leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value in their digital advertising.

Thank you, Enradius, for supporting Maryland Counties!

Visit Enradius across from registration at the MACo Summer Conference. The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 15-18, 2018 at the Rowland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Just For Our #MACoCon Attendees! The Energy Zone Lounge

MACo would like to recognize Chesapeake Utilities and Sandpiper Energy for sponsoring the Energy Zone Attendee Lounge (room 210)!

The Energy Zone Attendee Lounge is a space for the MACo Summer Conference Attendees to relax. It is also home to the Cyber Café and our Solutions Showcase Sessions.

The Energy Zone Attendee Lounge is open:
Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 16, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, August 17, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Chesapeake-Utilities-and-Sand.pngChesapeake Utilities is a natural gas utility that has served the Delmarva Peninsula for over 150 years. It proudly serves the Eastern Shore with safe, economical natural gas.

Thank you, Chesapeake Utilities and Sandpiper Energy, for supporting Maryland Counties!

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Join Amazon Web Services at #MACoCon for the Governor’s Cabinet Reception!

The Maryland Association of Counties would like to thank Amazon Web Services for their sponsorship of the Governor’s Cabinet Reception. MACo will host the Governor’s Cabinet Reception on August 17, 2018, followed by the Crab Feast.

Amazon Web Services.pngAmazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, with no up-front physical infrastructure expenses or long-term commitments. Public Sector organizations of all sizes use AWS to build applications, host websites, harness big data, store information, conduct research, improve online access for citizens, and more. AWS has dedicated teams focused on helping our customers pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology.

Thank you, Amazon Web Services, for supporting the Maryland Association of Counties!

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Can You Bring Kids to #MACoCon?

Can you bring kids to the MACo Summer Conference?

Yes, certain designated events are available for kids to attend the summer conference.

Events for kids to attend:

  1. The Taste of Maryland Kid’s Event
    Sponsored by Musco Sports Lighting

Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Taste of Maryland is not open to anyone under the age of 21. However, the Ocean City Department of Recreation & Parks is hosting a party just for kids of registered attendees, sponsors, and/or exhibitors! Several generous sponsors have donated giveaways for the children in attendance.

View the Registration Form to register and read the official policies.

2. Friday Afternoon “Kids in the Hall”

Friday, August 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Children of conference participants may visit our exhibit halls on Friday only from noon until 2:00 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered for the conference.

Stop by the registration center to get your pass!

3. The Crab Feast
Sponsored by MACo’s Gold Corporate Partners

Thursday, August 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Crab Feast is a highlight of the summer conference. Tickets for adults and children 11-17 are available. Children 10 and under are free.

Use our Paper and Rates Form to register you or your kids for the Crab Feast.

About Musco Sports Lighting:

Musco Sports Lighting

For nearly 40 years, Musco has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting. Musco’s Light-Structure Green™ is a cost-effective sports lighting system offering significant advantages for your budget and the environment – operating costs and off-site spill light are cut in half.

Thank you Musco Sports Lighting for supporting the Maryland Association of Counties!

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