St. Mary’s Residents to Celebrate Local History with Artifact Donations

St. Mary's County residents will have the opportunity to donate items (or have them photographed or scanned) as part of a Community Day celebrating local history. The St. Clement's Island Museum in Colton's Point, MD will host a Community Day on February 7 from 10 am - 4 pm to encourage the public to get involved in the planning of new museum exhibits. St. Mary's County residents are encouraged to bring historic documents, photos, and…

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2020 MGA Session Brings New Procedures for Delivering Testimony

The 2020 Maryland General Assembly Session is underway - but for those delivering testimony, it's not business as usual. To offer testimony - written and/or oral - for a bill hearing, you must sign up by a specific deadline...that hasn't changed. Each Committee has its own policies and procedures determining those deadlines (see links at the end of this post). Those procedures used to involve numbers of copies to drop off by a specific time…

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2020 MD General Assembly Session Dates of Interest

The Maryland General Assembly will convene on January 8, 2020, with Sine Die on April 6 - a lot happens in those 90 days, but the DLS Dates of Interest list outlines the fast pace of Session. The Department of Legislation Services publishes a "Dates of Interest" list every Session. This helpful list of dates and deadlines shows the progress of the Session - view the full list online:  

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Interested in Speaking at 2020 Summer #MACoCon? Submit Your Proposal Early

Winter Conference has just ended and 2019 isn't even over yet, but MACo's already planning for our 2020 Summer Conference. Submit your speaking proposal today so you don't have to worry about the April 15 deadline. MACo's 2020 Summer Conference will be held on August 19-22 at the Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. The theme, "2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality," will focus on the county vision for tomorrow and how to get there.…

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Last Chance! Register Today for MACo’s Training on Navigating the Legislative Session

MACo’s 2019 Annapolis Immersion Training will be held on Wednesday, December 18 at the MACo office (169 Conduit Street, Annapolis, MD) from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Every year, MACo offers an Annapolis Immersion training program to help county officials and professionals navigate the Maryland General Assembly Session. This training is perfect as a primer for new officials and new legislative staff, or as a refresher for returning officials and staff. The training features segments…

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See How It Went: Winter #MACoCon Photo Wrap Up

MACo’s 2019 Winter Conference – “Building for the Future” – on December 4-6 focused on looking ahead and analyzing county challenges and solutions. The full conference schedule and program of events can be viewed online. Save the date for MACo’s next Winter Conference: December 9-11, 2020 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. Don’t miss the 2020 Summer Conference: "2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality" on August 14-17, 2019 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in…

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American Fidelity Awards Six $100 Prizes to #MACoCon Trivia Participants

MACo's Winter Conference last week had many highlights, but one was a trivia game sponsored by MACo Endorsement Partner, American Fidelity. American Fidelity, a company focused on serving local government nationwide, has been assisting Maryland public sector employers with managing the increasing costs, complexities, and time requirements related to employee benefit administration. Learn more about how they're helping MACo members on our website. As the sponsor of the audio visual equipment for MACo's Winter Conference,…

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Mark Your Calendar for Summer #MACoCon – 2020 Vision: Today’s Roadmap, Tomorrow’s Reality

MACo’s 2020 Summer Conference will focus on the county vision for tomorrow. Our decisions now guide where Maryland's counties will be in the years ahead. What better time than 2020 to talk about our vision? At this Summer Conference, MACo and county leaders will explore strategic planning, evolving service delivery, advancing technologies, land use challenges, and fiscal obstacles – all of which constitute the fabric of local leadership. Mark your calendar and join us on…

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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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