Success Stories in Revitalizing Public Spaces at #MACoCon

Practical, lasting redevelopment solutions for unused public spaces are made possible through persistence and partnership. When it comes to using old spaces to solve new problems, this panel of experts has been there, done that. In this session, Empowering Communities: Breathing New Life Into Old Spaces, participants learned from an esteemed group of presenters about effective ways to rethink community revitalization projects. "Setting the stage for revitalization efforts depends on the building blocks in place,"…

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Request for Proposals Best Practices in a Turbulent Economy at #MACoCon

A panel of experts help capital project managers see light at the end of a very expensive tunnel.  Public and private sector leaders came together to discuss challenges and opportunities across the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects in the wake of the pandemic. The Request for Proposals session focused on insights and resources for starting those projects and getting them over the finish line. On the government side, Joseph Siemek, Director of Public Works…

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Public Information Act Session Helps Counties “Stay Out of the News” at #MACoCon

Harford County Associate Judge, David Carey breaks down the ins and outs of processing a Public Information Act request at #MACoCon. The Academy Core Session: Public Information Act gave MACo Summer Conference attendees another opportunity to earn core credits towards the completion of a certificate from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. Judge Carey prefaced this session by highlighting the increasing importance of getting PIA requests right. "The legislation is getting more and more…

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Maximize Your Agility in Risk Management Before Disaster Strikes at #MACoCon

A proactive approach to risk management will fortify your response when things go wrong. Academy Core Session: Basics of Risk Management stands out as a cornerstone of The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance curriculum at the 2022 MACo Summer Conference. Attendees learned tools for identifying and evaluating risk, outlining a strategy for risk control and putting the instruments in place to minimize exposure and loss. The major sentiment of this session recalls the old…

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