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: Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex - Landover…

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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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Tech, Trails, Tourism, and More – Hot Topics in Academy for Excellence Electives at #MACoCon

County Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance are required to complete 8 Core Courses and 6 Elective Credits – MACo announces 6 Elective Courses to be held at the 2022 Summer Conference. The 2022 MACo Summer Conference will take place at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD, from August 17-22. This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Business.” The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer certificate program for elected…

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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 Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters for their sponsorship of MACo’s exhibit hall! 1. Make lasting partnerships 300 exhibiting companies will be waiting to talk to you about their…

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6 Ways to Get Ready for Summer #MACoCon

MACo's Summer Conference is coming up - Aug 17-20, 2022, in Ocean City, MD. Get ready with these 6 tips! Plan to Attend the Tech Expo on Wednesday Worth getting there early, we promise! … REGISTER! Lowest rates expire on July 15! (View Rates) … Book Your Ocean City Hotel Room HURRY! Many discounted rates expire in early July! … Browse Our Registration Brochure Includes full schedule and session descriptions! … Plan Your Carpool or…

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Looking to Talk Tech with Counties? Don’t Miss the #MACoCon Tech Expo!

MACo is proud to present the Tech Expo on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at the Roland Powell Convention Center as part of the Summer Conference for intense hands-on immersion in new and developing technologies. The exhibit hall features 60 technology-focused vendors. MACo’s 2022 Summer Conference will explore resources available for recovering and struggling businesses, creative ways to achieve common goals, and partnerships available to take our communities from “surviving” to “thriving.” As always, the conference…

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MACo Seeks Research Coordinator to Lead County Information-Sharing Initiatives

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is the non-partisan voice of all 24 Maryland counties and promotes effective, efficient government through advocacy, education, and collaboration. MACo is seeking a Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator manages the Association’s research efforts within and outside its membership, helping MACo and its member counties provide timely information to policymakers at the state and county level. Surveys of county officials, various structured reports, information summaries, and communication with various state…

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