MACo Summer Series Schedule & Details Now Available!

MACo's Summer Series will bring county leaders and others involved in local government the timely and crucial information and discussion opportunities they need on a weekly basis. MACo announced last week that with the cancellation of the Summer Conference, a Summer Series of e-learning opportunities would be available to members and the wider government community in Maryland. MACo’s Summer Series will offer online educational and dialogue opportunities through live and interactive virtual sessions. Forums, presentations,…

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Got Vendors? We Do! Find Your Fit and Start Saving Money Today!
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Got Vendors? We Do! Find Your Fit and Start Saving Money Today!

MACo thanks those companies who had planned to attend the 2020 Summer Conference to share their expertise and insight with event attendees. Now that MACo's annual summer flagship event has been cancelled and our new Summer Series has been announced, MACo wishes to thank those companies who had planned to exhibit at the 2020 Summer Conference. These organizations, whether service- or product-oriented, all specialize in solutions - they offer cost-effective, beneficial ways to help counties…

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MACo Summer Series – 9 Weeks of Online Learning, Starting July 1

MACo's Summer Series will offer 9 weeks of online learning beginning July 1 to provide open dialogue and resources as we all navigate these uncertain times. The series will be free to MACo Members, thanks to MACo's Corporate Partners. With the cancellation of the 2020 MACo Summer Conference due to COVID-19 precautions, MACo has been working on an alternative plan to provide educational resources to county officials and professionals and the wider community in Maryland.…

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FREE Academy Webinar: Mountain or Molehill: The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Budgets

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance invites MACo and MML members  to participate in a FREE webinar on COVID-19 effects on local budgets. Mountain or Molehill: The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Budgets COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on budgets at all levels of government. The costs of pandemic response and the impacts of the COVID recession have stressed local government budgets in particular. But how bad is this recession and long might…

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Challenging Times, Heavy Decisions: MACo’s Statement on the 2020 Summer Conference

MACo's highly-anticipated Summer Conference, scheduled for August 19-22, 2020, will have a new look this year. Every year, nearly 3,000 people plan to attend MACo's Summer Conference in Ocean City, MD. The event consists of 4 days of educational sessions, a 60-booth one-day technology expo, and a 250-booth two-day tradeshow - all focusing on the needs of county governments and working toward ways to solve the governance challenges of the day. This year, due to…

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U.S. Sen Cardin Urges Counties to Continue to Work Together, Weigh In on Federal Actions in Virtual Town Hall
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Sen Cardin Urges Counties to Continue to Work Together, Weigh In on Federal Actions in Virtual Town Hall

MACo hosted a virtual town hall with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin this week, where the Senator gave federal updates and answered questions from the nearly 60 participants. Senator Ben Cardin, senior U.S. Senator for Maryland, has always had an open-door policy for local government officials. This week, it was a virtual open door as he invited MACo members to participate in an online Town Hall forum to discuss federal COVID-19 actions and ask questions. Nearly…

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FREE Academy COVID-19 Webinar Series Continues with “Open Meetings Act in a Time of Social Distancing”

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance invites MACo and MML members  to participate in a FREE webinar the specific applications of the Open Meetings Act for virtual meetings. The Open Meetings Act in a Time of Social Distancing The need to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic has led governments to cancel in person meetings and begin to explore how to conduct meetings remotely. But how can we ensure that these remote meetings…

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FREE Academy for Excellence Webinar: Pandemic Response and the Law

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance invites MACo and MML members  to participate in a FREE webinar on legal boundaries and emergency powers during a pandemic response. Pandemic Response and the Law The COVID-19 pandemic is a once in a generation challenge requiring extraordinary actions from all levels of government. But what exactly are the legal boundaries on emergency powers for county and municipal governments in Maryland? What emergency powers are available to local…

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Our Best to Les – Join MACo in Thanking Les Knapp

Les Knapp, a familiar face on the MACo team, will be officially leaving MACo on April 24. Join us in thanking him for his 15 years of advocacy on behalf of county governments. Les Knapp, serving as MACo’s Legal and Policy Counsel, marked 15 years with the Association this year. MACo announced in late 2019 that he would step down from his full-time role with the MACo policy team, in order to commit further to…

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Deadline Approaching for #MACoCon Session Proposals – Submit Yours Today!

The deadline for MACo's 2020 Summer Conference speaking proposals is April 15 - submit yours today! MACo's 2020 Summer Conference will be held on August 19-22 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. (As of this writing, MACo plans to hold the conference as scheduled, but will decide in early July if COVID-19 concerns necessitate the conference be canceled - if so, all registrations, sponsorships, and exhibit fees will be refunded) The…

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