Advice from Nationwide: Investing for the Long Term in a Volatile Market

Nationwide Retirement Solutions - a MACo Platinum Partner working with many Maryland counties to provide employees with investments toward retirement - has the following advice for all NRS members... When investing, you need to be aware of market risk, which is the potential for investments to lose value due to market fluctuation or volatility. Market risk is always there. You can’t avoid it. History shows that investment markets have grown over time despite short-term ups…

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Counties Combat Coronavirus

Maryland counties are preparing to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Through informational campaigns, press conferences, gathering of supplies, and intergovernmental cooperation, local officials are protecting Maryland residents. (Not Maryland-specific, but for a good breakdown and history of the coronavirus so far, check out this thread) Today, @MDHLaboratories confirmed three cases of #COVID19 in Montgomery County. The patients, who contracted the virus while traveling overseas, are in good condition and are in home quarantine.…

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MACo’s Michael Sanderson Chats Kirwan with The Talbot Spy

The Blueprint for Maryland's Future or "The Kirwan Bill" - and how to pay for it - remain the hottest topics of the 2020 Session. MACo's Executive Director chatted about the details with The Talbot Spy in a video interview. The Chestertown Spy and The Talbot Spy have begun a series of interviews with stakeholders in Kent and Talbot Counties, as well as in Annapolis, to help residents understand the details around the landmark Kirwan…

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Submit Your Topic Proposal Today for Summer #MACoCon
3,000 public and private sector leaders will attend MACo's Summer Conference to discuss what's next for Maryland
Submit Your Topic Proposal Today for Summer #MACoCon

Submit your 2020 Summer Conference speaking proposal today so you don't have to worry about the April 15 deadline. MACo's 2020 Summer Conference will be held on August 19-22 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. The theme, "2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality," will focus on the county vision for tomorrow and how to get there. Our decisions now guide where Maryland’s counties will be in the years ahead. What better…

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Academy Graduates: Register Today for the “Cybersecurity Challenges” Course

Graduates of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Certificate Program are invited to participate in this in-depth course focusing on cybersecurity challenges and best practices for local governments. The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program was founded by MACo and MML, is facilitated by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, and is sponsored by the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). The Academy Graduate Program was designed to provide continuing education…

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Think Warm Thoughts – Register for Summer #MACoCon Today!
3,000 public and private sector leaders will attend MACo's Summer Conference to discuss what's next for Maryland
Think Warm Thoughts – Register for Summer #MACoCon Today!

MACo’s 2020 Summer Conference will focus on the county vision for tomorrow. Our decisions now guide where Maryland's counties will be in the years ahead. What better time than 2020 to talk about our vision? At this Summer Conference, MACo and county leaders will explore strategic planning, evolving service delivery, advancing technologies, land use challenges, and fiscal obstacles – all of which constitute the fabric of local leadership. Mark your calendar and join us on…

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Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at Summer #MACoCon?
Don't miss this opportunity to market your product or services to 3,000 Maryland leaders!
Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at Summer #MACoCon?

MACo's 2020 Summer Conference, “2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality," will draw about 3,000 participants - if you want to do business with Maryland's counties, you need to be there! County governments are searching for vendors offering virtually every business function and service found in Maryland. From logistics to printing, finance to office administration, IT consulting to playground equipment, training to trash removal, and much more, county decision-makers are shopping for resources at MACo's Summer…

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St. Mary’s Residents to Celebrate Local History with Artifact Donations

St. Mary's County residents will have the opportunity to donate items (or have them photographed or scanned) as part of a Community Day celebrating local history. The St. Clement's Island Museum in Colton's Point, MD will host a Community Day on February 7 from 10 am - 4 pm to encourage the public to get involved in the planning of new museum exhibits. St. Mary's County residents are encouraged to bring historic documents, photos, and…

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2020 MGA Session Brings New Procedures for Delivering Testimony

The 2020 Maryland General Assembly Session is underway - but for those delivering testimony, it's not business as usual. To offer testimony - written and/or oral - for a bill hearing, you must sign up by a specific deadline...that hasn't changed. Each Committee has its own policies and procedures determining those deadlines (see links at the end of this post). Those procedures used to involve numbers of copies to drop off by a specific time…

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2020 MD General Assembly Session Dates of Interest

The Maryland General Assembly will convene on January 8, 2020, with Sine Die on April 6 - a lot happens in those 90 days, but the DLS Dates of Interest list outlines the fast pace of Session. The Department of Legislation Services publishes a "Dates of Interest" list every Session. This helpful list of dates and deadlines shows the progress of the Session - view the full list online:  

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