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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2 Things You Should Do TODAY to Prepare for #MACoCon (if you haven’t already)

1. REGISTER! This Friday, August 2, 2019 is the deadline for Regular Registration rates to attend MACo's Summer Conference. That means Late Registration rates take effect on August 3. REGISTER TODAY for our lowest available rates. Want to see who's attending? 2. Check Out the Program of Events The full program of events and educational sessions is now available: View the Program. Take a look and plan which sessions, meetings, and events to attend! Learn…

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Want to Know Who’s Attending #MACoCon? Check the Lists…

More than 2,500 people will attend MACo's Summer Conference to discuss harnessing change in government and constituent services. Find out who will be there! Lowest available rates end this Friday, August 2 - Register Today! ARE YOU REGISTERED? (lists current as of 7/30/19)   ATTENDEES Didn't see your name? Register Online or Contact Registrar TECH EXPO BOOTHS (Wednesday) EXPO IS SOLD OUT Other high-visibility opportunities TRADESHOW BOOTHS (Thursday/Friday) TRADESHOW IS SOLD OUT Other high-visibility opportunities…

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Winter (Conference) is Coming – Book Your Hotel Room Today
Hundreds of people will gather at the Hyatt, Cambridge to learn, strategize, and build partnerships. Don't miss it!
Winter (Conference) is Coming – Book Your Hotel Room Today

MACo's Winter Conference is December 4-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD - it always sells out, so book your room today! The Summer Conference is only a couple of weeks away, but it's not too soon to be thinking about the Winter Conference. The theme and call for proposals will be announced shortly after Summer Conference. Registration will also open in late August. We've booked two blocks of discounted…

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Allegany Residents Will Play Ball and Take a Hike, Thanks to DNR Grant Funding

2 Allegany county recreation projects will benefit from about $60K in grant funds from DNR's  Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Land and Water Conservation Fund provides 50% matching grants to state and local governments to benefit or acquire public outdoor or recreation facilities. To date, more than 400 projects have been funded in Maryland, totaling about $90M in funds. A DNR Press Release recently announced two projects to receive grant…

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3 Reasons to Circle #MACoCon Wednesday on Your Calendar

MACo's Summer Conference is just 3 weeks away - August 14-17, 2019. Wednesday is a big starting day of the conference and here are a few things you don't want to miss... 1. TECH EXPO A special one-day offering from 11 am - 4 pm on Wednesday of MACo's Summer Conference - the Tech Expo brings together technology vendors and experts with county and state government stakeholders to provide partnerships, education, and networking opportunities that…

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Ensuring Small Businesses Excel

MACo's Summer Conference will feature a session on small business success on Wednesday. Ensuring Small Businesses Excel What are the specific challenges facing small businesses in your district?  How can you help them excel? In this session, we will explore the preliminary findings of the MD Senate’s Small Business Working Group, a bipartisan collaboration between legislators and state and local chambers to help small business adjust to the recent changes in labor laws. Come roll…

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Conduit Street Podcast Live at #MACoCon with MDP & the US Census

MACo's Summer Conference will feature a live recording of MACo's Conduit Street Podcast, featuring the 2020 Census. The US Census plays an essential role in American democracy. Most fundamentally, it ensures that communities get the right representation in government. Less obviously, it plays a critical role in distributing hundreds of billions of federal dollars for a wide range of public services — including education, health, transportation, housing, community services, and job training. In this session,…

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