Washington Gas Launches Financial Education Center for MoCo Students

Washington Gas, a Winter Conference Sponsor, in collaboration with Junior Achievement launched Maryland's 2nd JA Finance Park® for students in Montgomery County this October. The state-of-the-art facility, among 21 others in the nation, is expected to host about 12,000 students form 40 middle schools each year. According to the press release: Washington Gas has served the DC-area for 170 years, and we are thrilled to support education initiatives in the local community that empower the…

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WGL Energy — Corporate Partner, Sponsor, and Top Performing Solar Project Provider

WGL Energy, a MACo Corporate Partner and Winter Conference Sponsor, has earned a spot in an independent study of the top 100 solar projects in the United States. The study was conducted by kWH analytics and the Solar Finance Council. According to WGL Energy's press release: WGL Energy is proud that our solar projects earned recognition among the industry’s leading performers. This award reflects our history of providing renewable energy services with dedicated customer service…

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MACo Book Club is Back! – Find Out How You Can Get a Free Copy of “City on the Line”

A staple of the last few MACo conferences, the book club, is back again at the 2019 MACo Winter Conference. We are happy to announce that this year our book club moderator, Andrew Kleine, will also be the author of the book. This year's book is "City on the Line." City on the Line is about a revolution in public budgeting. Equal parts memoir, manifesto, and manual, it tells the story of a hard luck…

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Schneider Electric – Offering More Than Just Power

Schneider Electric may have "electric" in the name, but they offer many more services than just power to your home, business, or county. Schneider Electric offers Data Center & Network Systems Building Systems Power Systems Machine Automation Process Systems Security Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. Would you like to learn more about Schneider Electric? You're in luck! As the sponsor…

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Davenport’s Donor Advised Program – Could it be right for you?

Davenport & Company has introduced the Davenport Donor Advised Program (DDAF). What is a Donor Advised Fund you may be asking? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle that allows donors to contribute as frequently as they like and then recommend grants to their favorite charities from their personal fund. The Fund is established through a public charity so donors can receive an immediate tax benefit on their contributions and avoid the…

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Get Retirement Ready with Nationwide’s Investment Resources

For every 25 working Americans, 11 are not currently planning for retirement. That is slightly less than half of the working population without a post-career plan. Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner and 2019 MACo Winter Conference Sponsor, is a market leader in providing supplemental retirement savings programs for public employees. Nationwide has been serving public sector employees and their families for nearly 40 years. NRS offers a learning center to help anyone…

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LGIT – 6 Great Ways to Insure Your Local Government

Could you use some extra coverage for your local government? The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), a Platinum MACo Corporate Partner and Winter Conference Sponsor, offers joint self-insurance programs or pools for towns, cities, and counties in the State of Maryland. LGIT has 6 different departments offering services to over 163 different local governments including 17 different counties and several other county facilities (libraries, transit systems, etc). You can secure your local government with any…

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MACo Conference Supports “Sarah’s House” Charity
Pictured: Left-Bruce Clopein, Volunteer Resource Manager, Right-Jerry Walker, Anne Arundel County Council Member and 2018 MACo President
MACo Conference Supports “Sarah’s House” Charity

Every year at MACo's Summer Conference, attendees collect unused toiletries from their hotels. MACo collects those toiletries and donates them to a charity in the county of the current MACo President. This year, the Summer Conference toiletries were donated to Sarah's House. Sarah's House provides emergency and supportive housing for residents and families experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County. It is unique in that it operates through a partnership between Catholic Charities, the United States Army,…

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Five Fast Facts: Bells of Peace – Ringing for WWI

What is the National Bell Tolling? In honor of 100 years since the ending of World War I, Americans across the nation are joining together to toll bells in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed. Tolling bells is a traditional way to mark someone's passing. In WWI, 116,516 Americans died and over 200,000 were wounded. This event is hosted by The United States World War I Centennial Commission.   How Can I Participate? Those…

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