4 Rs to Get Ready for #MACoCon

MACo’s Summer Conference, “Resilient, Responsive...Ready,” is coming up on August 18-21, 2021 and is completely IN-PERSON at the Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Here are 4 Rs to help you get ready… 1. Renew your view of Maryland – Plan to Visit the County Exhibits in Hall AB Be sure to visit our county exhibitors in Hall AB on the first floor of the Convention Center. The exhibit hall theme is "The Great Outdoors,"…

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#MACoCon Academy for Excellence Electives Highlight Cybersecurity, Children’s Services, DEI, and ARPA Funding

Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance (County Track) are required to complete 8 Core Courses and 6 Elective Courses to earn their certificate through the University of MD’s School of Public Policy – MACo will offer 6 Electives to be held at the 2021 Summer Conference. Core Courses to be offered: County Financial Management, Consensus and Teambuilding The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer certificate program for elected and…

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Have You Booked Your Hotel for Summer #MACoCon Yet? Deadlines Approaching

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Registration and hotel block deadlines are approaching - don't miss your chance to get the lowest rates! If you haven't booked your hotel for MACo's Summer Conference, please do so soon. Many of our discounted rates expire in the next couple of days, and many of our blocks will reach capacity before…

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Connecting Your Community: Maryland’s Free Open Data Portal

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities. MACo's Summer Conference - "Resilient. Responsive...Ready." - will cover many topics pertaining to response and recovery around the pandemic. We'll also be talking about more evergreen subjects, such as transparency and open data, as described in the session below:…

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5 Reasons Not to Miss the #MACoCon Exhibit Hall

MACo's Summer Conference Exhibit Hall is full of vendors wanting to make your work easier, more cost-effective, and more efficient. Here are some great reasons to make sure you visit the exhibit hall and see how these companies, state departments, and nonprofits can help you! A big "thank you" to US Wind for their sponsorship of MACo's exhibit hall! 1. Make lasting partnerships Over 220 exhibiting companies will be waiting to talk to you about…

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Shifting Strategies: Tailoring Tech Tools to Improve Public Health Outcomes

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities. The Maryland Conference of Local Environmental Health Directors - a MACo Affiliate Organization - will present the following session at this year's MACo Summer Conference: Shifting Strategies: Tailoring Tech Tools to Improve Public Health Outcomes Faced with a…

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Crisis Communications: Ensuring Residents Are Ready

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities. As businesses, schools, and government agencies took their efforts online out of necessity during the pandemic, the gaps and fissures in crisis communications were highlighted. The following session at MACo's 2021 Summer Conference will discuss how local governments…

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Reaching Troubled Kids, 2 Generations at a Time

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities. MACo's Human Services Affiliate presents the following session as part of MACo's 2021 Summer Conference: Reaching Troubled Kids, 2 Generations at a Time Description: Maryland has developed a series of structures designed to serve children – the latest…

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Town Hall Forum with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Town Hall Forum with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

MACo's Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021 and is completely IN-PERSON at the Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government issues and priorities. U.S. Senator Cardin will join us  again for his - now traditional, and highly anticipated - forum to have an open dialogue with MACo Summer Conference attendees about federal and local issues. Don't miss this federal update and conversation! Town…

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New Food Future: Building a Crisis-Ready Food System
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New Food Future: Building a Crisis-Ready Food System

MACo's Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021 and is completely IN-PERSON at the Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government issues and priorities. Among the many issues brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic was the need for improvement in our global food system. Supply chains were interrupted, grocery stores were closed, and many panicked and began hoarding supplies. Vulnerable populations in already…

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