LGIT Annual Meeting to Feature Academy Courses on Risk Management, Team Building, and HR/Legal Issues

The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) Annual Meeting will be a virtual event this year, featuring two days of important foundational learning for all local government officials and professionals. Don't miss LGIT's Annual Meeting, October 22 and 23! Registration is free and sessions will focus on important topics that get right to the heart of leadership today. In addition to a business meeting for LGIT members, the agenda includes “Winning Through Empathy Based Listening” with…

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Why Work from Home, When You Could Work from the Hyatt?? Remote Work Getaways and More
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD, is offering safe, fun, and functional ways to work or learn remotely!
Why Work from Home, When You Could Work from the Hyatt?? Remote Work Getaways and More

MACo's partner, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD, is offering several packages to help you work from home or meet in small groups safely and in style. In addition to staying safe, remote work and school offers the benefit of being portable. You can work remotely and kids can learn remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. The Hyatt chain of hotels - and specifically the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in…

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COVID Cancels MACo Winter Conference – Counties to Focus on Advocacy, E-Learning

MACo's in-person 2020 Winter Conference has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Association will offer e-learning opportunities and virtual members-only meetings focused on legislative advocacy in 2021. MACo President and Baltimore City Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton announced on September 8 the decision of MACo leadership to cancel the in-person Winter Conference. Scheduled for December 9-11 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD, the conference in a normal year…

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Missed MACo Summer Series? Get the Recordings!

MACo's Summer Series featured 9 weeks of e-learning opportunities on topics from budgeting to Kirwan to the economy. Missed it? Find out how you can get the recordings. More than 400 participants registered for MACo's online educational series. Weekly hour-long sessions featured experts discussing the top issues of the day - both COVID-related and evergreen governance topics. Nearly 25 sessions, including solutions showcase sessions provided by industry experts from among MACo's Corporate Partners, gave those…

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Don’t Forget to Register for Academy for Excellence #MACoSummerSeries Courses: “Ethics” and “Open Meetings”

MACo's Summer Series is well underway. Be sure to register for our highly popular Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses, "Ethics" (Jul 30) and "Open Meetings" (Aug 6). SUMMER SERIES ACADEMY CORE COURSES If taken live (ie, not through the recorded version), these courses count toward Core Credit for registered Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program. View additional Academy credit courses. Ethics (July 30, 12:30 pm – 2:00…

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Maryland Mourns the Loss of Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver

Maryland leaders mourn the loss of Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver, who passed away on July 26. Bob Culver, Wicomico County Executive and MACo Board Member, lost his battle with liver cancer on July 26. Mr. Culver was a lifelong Marylander, who was raised on a farm in Salisbury and attended Wicomico County schools. He graduated from Salisbury University, having studied economics and business, and had a successful career in real estate sales, construction, and…

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Governor Hogan Commends MACo Summer Series as “Innovative Solution” in Video Message

In a video message, Governor Hogan commends MACo's Summer Series - a weekly e-learning series dedicated to county challenges and solutions - as an innovative solution in a time of social distancing. MACo's Summer Conference is usually the political highlight of the summer, attracting 3,000 leaders from all levels of government and the commercial sector. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing the cancellation of this highly anticipated forum for education and partnership-building, the Association decided to…

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Industry Insight: 5 Key Principles That Make A Good Employee Benefits Program GREAT!

Don't miss this MACo Summer Series Solutions Showcase on employee benefits programs! MACo's Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. One such challenge is employee benefits programs. Register for MACo's Summer Series to attend a session hosted by American Fidelity, a MACo endorsed partner assisting Maryland public sector employers with managing the increasing costs, complexities, and time requirements related to employee benefit administration Title: Industry Insight: 5 Key Principles…

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Looking to Connect with Counties? Sponsor MACo’s Summer Series

Sponsor MACo's Summer Series to establish your organization as an industry leader and resource for local governments. MACo's Summer Series is off to a great start with hundreds of county officials and employees, legislators, and commercial reps registered to participate in 9 weeks of online learning - don't miss your chance to reach this audience! Contact Heather Legg with questions or to reserve your sponsorship today! Learn more about MACo’s Summer Series: Schedule and Session…

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Earn Academy Credits With These Summer Series Courses

MACo's Summer Series starts July 1 and continues weekly through August. Check out the 5 sessions that will offer elective credit for the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. There are 9 MACo sessions scheduled (and many Corporate Partner Solutions Sessions soon to be announced!). Check out the entire schedule on our website. 5 sessions have been selected for Academy elective credit, but any registered participant can attend. Registration is FREE for county elected officials…

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