Caroline County Taps Jeremy Goldman as County Administrator

The Caroline County Commissioners have formally appointed Jeremy Goldman as County Administrator; Goldman began his new post on January 23, 2019. Jeremy Goldman brings to Caroline County a wealth of local government experience, most recently serving as County Manager for neighboring Dorchester County, and having previously held the position of Dorchester's Director of Emergency Services. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, service delivery, project management, economic development, and employee development, recruitment, and retention. Jeremy…

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Apply Today to Speak at Summer #MACoCon: “Winds of Change”

MACo's 2019 Summer Conference will focus on how government is constantly evolving and what that means for our counties. "Winds of Change" will focus on the changes being seen at every level of government and constituent services and how counties are harnessing that momentum for the good of all Marylanders. From the digital revolution of service delivery and communication to the always evolving threats to public safety, county governments need to be on the cutting…

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MML, MABE, MACo Welcome New Legislators with Local Roots

The three organizations representing municipalities, school boards, and counties recently sent a letter to new legislators in the House and Senate, asking that they draw on their local roots and work in partnership with the associations. The 2018 election saw a number of former local officials moving into statewide positions in the legislature. In a joint letter sent on January 15, the Maryland Municipal League (MML), Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), and MACo…

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Champion County Issues on the National Level – Apply for a NACo Committee Appointment

MACo is seeking applicants to represent Maryland on nationwide committees, commissions, and task forces. Contact us today to apply for one of these seats and influence county policy on a national level! Let us put your leadership and expertise to work for the benefit of counties nationwide through the National Association of Counties (NACo)! Please contact Nicolette Querry for more information. Review the list of available MACo appointments to NACo committees and caucuses below. Descriptions…

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Inclement Weather Policy for MACo and Annapolis Meetings

As bad weather looms, and the legislative session is in full swing, MACo wants our members and meeting participants to have easy and timely access to information on Annapolis events. On any day with inclement weather, MACo will post information to the blog site on its policy for that day as early as possible — usually by 7:30 am. Here are a few guidelines and procedures for events: The General Assembly – Bill hearings, briefings,…

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Advocate in Annapolis with MACo’s Tips for Testifying

Maryland's 90-day legislative session has begun. Thousands of bills will be introduced and hundreds of them will affect county governments. Will you be ready to testify if needed? MACo's Legislative Committee decides the Association's positions on bills, which are analyzed and coordinated by MACo's team of policy experts. The testimony and perspective of county elected officials and professionals carries a lot of weight in a bill hearing. If you're interested in testifying with MACo on…

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See How It Went: Photo Recap of #MACoCon “Charting the Course”

MACo’s 2019 Winter Conference – “Charting the Course” – on January 2-4 focused county government priorities and legislative strategies. The full conference schedule and program of events can be viewed online. Save the date for MACo’s next Winter Conference: December 4-6, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD (this conference is held in December for 3 years of every 4, with the post-election conference being held in January to allow newly elected officials from the…

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2019 Summer #MACoCon Will Blow You Away: “Winds of Change” Explores What’s New and What’s Now in MD Govt

MACo's 2019 Summer Conference will focus on how government is constantly evolving and what that means for our counties. "Winds of Change" will focus on the changes being seen at every level of government and constituent services and how counties are harnessing that momentum for the good of all Marylanders. From the digital revolution of service delivery and communication to the always evolving threats to public safety, county governments need to be on the cutting…

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1 Way to Get the Most Out of #MACoCon – NEW MOBILE APP!

MACo’s Winter Conference is just ONE WEEK AWAY! Preview the event by checking out the schedule, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees through our NEW mobile app, sponsored by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Instructions for your FREE download: Delete the old MACo app, if you have it – this one is all new! Access the App Store/Google Play: search for “MACo" Download the FREE app (thanks, Nationwide!) Use the same email address you used for conference registration…

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2 Stops You Need to Make at Winter #MACoCon

MACo's Winter Conference, "Charting the Course," is just two weeks away. With a full three-day schedule and plenty of "something for everyone," here are two stops you should plan on making: 1. Exhibits Our expanded exhibit space will host  exhibitors in the main conference center foyer, in Choptank ABC, and on the second floor landing leading to the hotel. View our list of exhibitors and plan to stop by and learn more about their cost-saving…

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