Michael Sanderson Marks 25 Years with MACo

Michael Sanderson just reached his 25-year anniversary with MACo - close to half  that time has been spent as the Association's Executive Director. Michael started with MACo in 1994, analyzing policy and advocating for county needs and interests as a member of MACo's policy team. Prior to his time with MACo, Michael worked as professional staff to the House Ways and Means Committee, and received his degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Syracuse University. …

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1 Way to Navigate #MACoCon – Download the FREE Mobile App!

MACo’s Winter Conference is just ONE WEEK AWAY! Preview the event by checking out the schedule, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees through our NEW mobile app, sponsored by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Instructions for your FREE download: Delete the old MACo app, if you have it – this one is all new! Access the App Store/Google Play: search for “MACoCon" Download the FREE app (thanks, Nationwide!) You’re all set. Enjoy! Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:…

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2 Ways to End Your Friday at #MACoCon

MACo's Winter Conference (Dec 4-6, 2019) will be packed with information about how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead for Maryland. We're pushing the content right up until the last minute...see why Friday is just as "can't miss" as Wednesday... Friday's content starts out with our always-popular General Assembly Forecast - leadership from both chambers, as well as a legislative expert from the Administration, will discuss what they see coming up for the…

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Cannabis Conundrum: Looking Toward Legalization

MACo's Winter Conference (Dec 4-6, 2019) will bring together hundreds of attendees to discuss what's next in Maryland. A top contender for a legislative session hot topic is the legalization of cannabis - so a deep dive session to discuss that is the perfect way to end the conference. At the Summer Conference in August, we discussed the implications of medical cannabis in the workplace. The Winter Conference session will go a few steps further,…

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Today’s Assets Can Fund Tomorrow’s Retiree Health Care Costs – Find Out How at #MACoCon

MACo's Winter Conference (Dec 4-6, 2019) will feature many solutions to common local governance challenges. One of those challenges is funding retiree health care costs - learn more at the OPEB Trust meeting to be held at the conference. The MACo Pooled OPEB Investment Trust Fund is a vehicle designed to help local governments invest current funds toward future obligations for retiree health insurance, a.k.a. “other post-employment benefits.” Recent accounting rule changes have highlighted these…

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Sharing the Trail: Bicycles, Pedestrians, and Now…E-Scooters?!?

MACo's Winter Conference is just 2 weeks away - Dec 4-6. Don't miss this chance to connect with hundreds of county leaders to discuss "Building for the Future." County parks and rec trails...they're not just for walking and jogging anymore. MACo's Parks & Recreation Directors will host a session at the upcoming Winter Conference to discuss the increased multi-use demands on county trails and how that use is evolving to meet current trends. Title: Sharing…

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Only 3 Booths Left for Winter #MACoCon – Book Yours Today!

Don't miss out this December! Only 3 tabletops left for MACo's Winter Conference on December 4-6, 2019! Over 600 individuals will attend the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference, including Maryland's county elected officials and staff, State and Federal government representatives, legislators, and commercial representatives. The Winter Conference will be held December 4-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD. EXHIBITOR BROCHURE Why Should You Exhibit? One-on-one access to more than…

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3 Types of People You’ll Meet at Winter #MACoCon

MACo’s Winter Conference on December 4-6, 2019 will draw hundreds of individuals from across all levels of the public and private sectors to Cambridge, MD, to discuss what's next for Maryland. 1. REGISTRANTS 450 Individuals from all levels of government and the private sector (with more registering daily!) – view the list of who's attending. 2. EXHIBITORS 60 Exhibiting Organizations representing many different industries from healthcare, to retirement services, to environmental issues and more –…

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Winter #MACoCon Academy Electives Tackle Trauma, Traffic, and More!

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 5 Electives to be held at the 2019 Winter Conference. Core Courses to be offered: County Financial Management, Risk Management, and Employment Issues The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer certificate program for…

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Both Hotels SOLD OUT for Winter #MACoCon – Waitlist Available
Hundreds of people will gather at the Hyatt, Cambridge to learn, strategize, and build partnerships. Don't miss it!
Both Hotels SOLD OUT for Winter #MACoCon – Waitlist Available

MACo's Winter Conference (Dec 4-6, 2019) is shaping up to be another "can't miss" event. The Hyatt and the Holiday Inn are completely sold out and MACo is taking a waitlist for those who want a reservation at the Hyatt. 600+ leaders in county government and the commercial sector are planning to attend MACo's Winter Conference, "Building for the Future." The Hyatt is the conference hotel, where all of the sessions and events will take…

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