Navigate Annapolis and Advocate Effectively with MACo’s FREE Training

MACo’s 2022 Annapolis Immersion Training will be held on Thursday, December 15, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. MACo is thrilled to announce the return of our annual 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…

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County Officials Will “Hit the Ground Running” With MACo’s Newly Elected Officials Orientation

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” is scheduled for January 4-6, 2023, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD – approximately 900 people are expected to attend. The pre-conference Newly Elected Officials Orientation on January 3 and 4 will give new county officials an overview of foundational county governance practices. BROCHURE  | REGISTER  |  HOTEL  | SPONSORS  |  EXHIBITORS  |  MORE County government is often characterized as “where the rubber meets the road” in providing…

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Hit the Ground Running – View the Winter #MACoCon Registration Brochure

MACo's Winter Conference is coming up January 4-6, 2023 (with a pre-conference day on January 3 for new county officials). Take a look at the topics planned so you can hit the ground running in this new term and meet the new officials and decision-makers from all levels of government. This conference will deliver county government fundamentals, along with deep dives on the important issues coming up in the 2023 legislative session. Relationship-building among newly…

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Deadline is 10/21 for MACo’s County Champion Award Nominations – Submit Yours Today!

MACo’s County Champion Award series celebrates innovative county programs and county leaders who demonstrate extraordinary public service. Nominations are due October 21, 2022. Every year, MACo – in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance – seeks to celebrate those county leaders and programs making exceptional contributions to Maryland counties. MACo will announce award winners in November and make award presentations at our Winter Conference Awards…

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Looking to Learn About Public Policy? Apply for MACo’s Legislative Internship (PAID POSITION!)

MACo is seeking an intern to serve as the Association's Policy Fellow for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session. This is a paid position, largely remote, with some in-person participation in Annapolis, MD, potentially required. MACo is the non-profit, non-partisan voice of all 24 Maryland counties promoting effective, efficient government through advocacy, education, and collaboration. The Association is involved in a variety of policy areas affecting county government, including but not limited to: budgets, taxation,…

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MACo’s Fall Symposium: Deep Conversations on Housing – Register Today!

Every year, MACo hosts a one-day symposium for county officials and professionals to dive deeply into a hot topic. The 2022 Fall Symposium will be held on October 19 and will focus on affordable housing and the planning/zoning, infrastructure, socioeconomic, and environmental factors involved. 2022 MACo Fall Symposium Missing Home: Deep Conversations on Housing Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022  |  Time: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm Location: Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters Local 1563…

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County and Municipal Officials Celebrate Academy for Excellence Graduation

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance celebrated its 2022 graduates on Sunday, September 18, at the University of Maryland. The Academy, voluntary certificate program, was co-founded by MACo and the Maryland Municipal League (MML). It is sponsored by the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) and coordinated through the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland. Enrolled local government officials are required to take a set of core and elective classes, all available…

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Want to Speak at Winter #MACoCon? Submit a Proposal by Sept 23

MACo’s Winter Conference is scheduled for January 4-6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Proposals for topics and workshops are being accepted through September 23, 2022. MACo is pleased to announce the theme of our Winter Conference: “Hit the Ground Running.” Presentations will deliver county government fundamentals, along with deep dives on the important issues coming up in the 2023 legislative session. The conference will offer a forward-looking perspective across…

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Cutting Edge and Compelling Economic Development Speaker Jason Broadwater to Keynote Summer #MACoCon

MACo is proud to announce our Summer Conference Keynote Speaker: Jason Broadwater! The 2022 MACo Summer Conference will take place at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD, from August 17-20. This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Business.” With counties keeping health and safety a top priority, local government leaders are also exploring avenues to boost and support local businesses. From exploring available resources, finding creative ways to achieve common goals, and…

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Read the Safety Statement for the 2022 MACo Summer Conference

MACo's 2022 Summer Conference is scheduled for August 17-20 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. It is a completely in-person event, where participants from all levels of government and the private sector will be discussing the best practices and ways to work together to help businesses in the wake of the pandemic. MACo Statement on Safety Protocols for the 2022 Summer Conference: The health and safety of our community, staff, and…

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