Looking to Connect with Counties? Check Out MACo’s Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

MACo's 2021 Summer Conference is scheduled to be an in-person event on August 18-21 in Ocean City, MD. Don't miss this opportunity to be a resource and partner at the most highly-anticipated in-person event in Maryland! Thousands of county, state, federal, and commercial/nonprofit decision-makers will gather at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD on August 18-21 to re-connect, explore new partnerships, and discuss the local role in the pandemic response and recovery.…

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FY22 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs Opens on May 17

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced this week the FY22 application round for State Revitalization Programs. DHCD's State Revitalization Programs (SRP) offer a range of funding to further the revitalization goals of communities across Maryland. For FY22, funding is available from the Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund-Statewide, Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund and Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund. The application round will open on May 17…

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MACo’s Hiring – Administrative Professional with an Eye for Detail

Are you known for your attention to detail? Do you love making an office environment the best it can be? Do you thrive as the “go-to” person who connects people with the resources they need? Then MACo is looking for you! MACo is currently hiring an Office Coordinator - applications are due June 2, 2021 (instructions below). The Office Coordinator runs the front office, greeting guests and answering phones, so experience in and enthusiasm for…

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Kent County Commissioners Proclaim April 30 “William W. Pickrum Day”

Former Kent County Commissioner William Pickrum passed away on April 15, 2021. Commissioner Pickrum dedicated his decades-long career to public service - serving in local government, the military, and higher education. He also served on MACo's Board of Directors. The Kent County Commissioners voted to honor him by proclaiming April 30 as "William W. Pickrum Day." The proclamation reads as follows: KENT COUNTY, MARYLANDPROCLAMATION WILLIAM W. PICKRUM DAY APRIL 30, 2021 WHEREAS,             William W.…

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Montgomery Parks Mobile Nature Center Brings Science – and FUN – to the Community

Nature on Wheels mobile unit will bring fun science-based activities, displays, and program presentations to the community, starting April 30, 2021. Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces the launch of Nature on Wheels a mobile nature center and science field station that will bring programming to parks throughout the county.  The mobile unit will be equipped with field research and presentation tools, displays, and program presentation activities - possibly including animal ambassadors. Park naturalists will…

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Registration is Now Open for MACo’s 2021 Summer Conference in Ocean City, MD

MACo is planning an in-person Summer Conference, scheduled for August 18-21, 2021 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Strict safety protocols will be in place and the number of participants will be reduced to ensure social distancing. Registration is now open. Register today for MACo's Summer Conference, themed "Resilient. Responsive...Ready." The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. All aspects of modern life have been affected – public health, of course, but…

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MACo Mourns the Loss of Harford County’s “Capt’n Jim” McMahan

"Capt'n Jim" McMahan - honored veteran and former Harford County Council Member - died on April 14 at the age of 82. Capt'n Jim was a lifelong Bel Air resident, serving as a Bel Air Town Commissioner and Harford County Council Member during his career in public service. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1978. Capt'n Jim held many titles and received numerous awards and honorary titles for his commitment to his community.…

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MACo’s Michael Sanderson Elected to Lead Southern County Associations

MACo Director Michael Sanderson was elected this week to Chair the Council of Southern County Associations, a regional group including the county associations across 15 southern states. Mr. Sanderson assumed his leadership role on April 22, and will serve two years as Chair of the organization. The Council includes and serves the state associations representing county governments in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and…

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MACo Members: Last Chance to Register – FREE Webinar on Maximizing Taxpayer Dollars

MACo Members are invited to join MACo and cashVest by three+one, for a FREE webinar on how to maximize taxpayer dollars. Tips & Best Practices for Cash/Liquidity Management Your organization’s cash/liquidity position is likely to change due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. New liquidity data opportunities will allow your public entity to maximize value on all taxpayer dollars. This webinar will focus on how to get a clear picture of…

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Want to Present at Summer #MACoCon? Submit a Proposal by April 15
3,000 public and private sector leaders will attend MACo's Summer Conference to discuss what's next for Maryland
Want to Present at Summer #MACoCon? Submit a Proposal by April 15

MACo’s Summer Conference is scheduled for August 18-21, 2021. Submit speaker proposals by April 15! MACo has started preliminary planning to hold our 2021 Summer Conference in person at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Capacity will be limited and safety protocols will be in place, but one thing that won’t change is the high quality of the educational offerings. Sessions will focus on challenges and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic response…

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