MD Counties Share Tips for 2019 #NationalPreparednessMonth

One of the ways Maryland Counties are participating in FEMA's National Preparedness Month is by sharing tips on social media. National Preparedness Month is recognized every September to promote emergency planning for families and communities. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared" and is divided into 4 weekly focuses: Week 1: Sept 1-7                      Save Early for Disaster Costs Week 2: Sept 8-14                    Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters Week 3: Sept 15-21                  Teach Youth to Prepare for…

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92 County, Municipal Leaders to Graduate from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance

Nearly 100 county and municipal elected officials and professionals will graduate from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program through the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy on September 29, 2019. The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a voluntary certificate program founded by MACo and the Maryland Municipal League (MML), sponsored by the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), and facilitated by the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. This…

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Nominate a County Program or Leader for MACo’s County Champion Awards

MACo's County Champion Award series celebrates innovative county programs and county leaders who demonstrate extraordinary public service. Nominations are due October 11, 2019, and award winners will be celebrated at MACo's Winter Conference on December 4, 2019. Award nominations should be completed and submitted to the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance through the University of Maryland School of Public Policy no later than October 11, 2019. Details are included in the application links below.…

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Register Today for LGIT’s Annual Meeting: “Providing the Tools for Success”

The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) will hold its annual meeting, titled "Providing the Tools for Success," on October 31 in Annapolis - sessions will cover the Public Information Act, leadership, cybersecurity, and marijuana in the workplace. LGIT Members are invited to attend this free, members-only event on October 31, 2019 from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Navy Stadium in Annapolis, MD. Register online. The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Course…

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See How It Went: 2019 Summer #MACoCon Photo Recap

MACo's 2019 Summer Conference – “Winds of Change” – on August 14-17 focused on the evolving nature of government service. This was MACo’s fourth record-breaking year in a row with final attendee registration totaling 1,365, exhibit booths coming in at 235, booth staff numbering well over 953, and 61 Tech Expo booths and 108 booth staff. Thanks to all who participated! The full conference schedule and program of events can be viewed online. Save the…

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Submit a Topic Proposal for Winter #MACoCon – Due Sept 13

Interested in speaking at MACo's upcoming Winter Conference (December 4-6, 2019: "Building for the Future")? Submit your proposal today! "Building for the Future" will focus on county governance challenges and best practices - from the foundation to the rooftop – that will decide Maryland’s future. Topics to be discussed include school construction, clean energy infrastructure and solar siting, “The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” medical cannabis in the workplace, land use and zoning, long term traffic…

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Discuss What’s Next for Maryland at 2019 Winter #MACoCon – “Building for the Future”

MACo's Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee are proud to announce the theme of the upcoming Winter Conference December 4-6, 2019: "Building for the Future." "Building for the Future" will focus on county governance challenges and best practices - from the foundation to the rooftop – that will decide Maryland’s future. Topics to be discussed include school construction, clean energy infrastructure and solar siting, “The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” medical cannabis in the workplace,…

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Counties Focus on Leadership During Changing Times at 2019 #MACoCon

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) 2019 Summer Conference concluded on August 17 with a closing address by Governor Larry Hogan. By all accounts, this year’s conference was the largest gathering of Maryland government stakeholders the event has sever seen! Approximately 2,800 participants gathered at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City to discuss county government challenges, solutions, and partnerships. See the list of session coverage below. The theme of the conference was “Winds…

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Reaching Your Residents When Every Moment Counts

MACo's Summer Conference, "Winds of Change," features something for everyone! Emergency communication plans are crucial to keeping residents safe and informed during a crisis event. In this MACo Summer Conference session, experts will give an overview of how to build a plan that involves all necessary decision-makers and first responders and how to share next steps and updates with residents. Reaching Your Residents When Every Moment Counts Description:  Your county is in crisis. It’s a…

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1 Way to Navigate #MACoCon

USE THE MOBILE APP! Are you attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring at MACo's Summer Conference? Then you should download the new MACo Conference App! Thank you to Cigna for being the lead sponsor of the mobile app! And thanks to the following co-sponsors: LGIT Health NAIOP MD PNC Bank Wellpath   MACo's new Mobile App can: Access session details and create a personal schedule Access exhibitor information and booth numbers Access sponsors information Receive notifications and…

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