Transforming Regional Transportation with Maglev at #MACoCon

Learn from MACo Corporate Partner Northeast Maglev about their superconducting magnetic levitation train. Northeast Maglev is a U.S.-owned company based in Baltimore, Maryland committed to bringing the revolutionary Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the Northeast Corridor, the most congested transportation region in the country. The SCMAGLEV system is capable of speeds up to 311 miles per hour and can link Washington and New York in just one hour. Transforming Regional Transportation with Maglev The superconducting magnetic…

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HR Tools and Training for Local Governments with LGIT at #MACoCon

Learn from LGIT at their Solutions Showcase about HR tools and training for local governments. A non-profit Trust created, owned, and governed by Maryland local governments and endorsed by MACo, LGIT provides various liability and property insurance and health benefits coverages. The Local Government Insurance Trust will provide coverage and risk management services at stable and competitive rates through an organization that is owned and managed by its local government members. Exploring Essential HR Tools and Training…

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Unlock Tax-efficient Retirement Strategies at #MACoCon

Learn from MACo Corporate Partner Nationwide at their Solutions Showcase about retirement solutions. On Your Side. Nationwide is a market leader in providing supplemental retirement savings programs for public employees. Nationwide has been serving public sector employees and their families for nearly 40 years. Nationwide’s programs include 457(b), 401(a), and Post-Employment Health Plans, and are comprehensive – incorporating investment, education, and administrative service solution for governmental employers. Visit or call (877) 677-3678. Retirement representatives are registered representatives…

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MD Toll Penalties Grace Period Extended

To accommodate a last-minute rush and deliver on MDTA’s mission to provide premiere customer service, the Board voted to extend the waiver grace period deadline by two weeks to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The approval comes after high participation and last-minute rush this week at MDTA customer service centers and the call center. While the Customer Assistance Plan has been in place for nine months, unfortunately, many customers have waited until the very…

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Frederick Agriculture Operations Diversify Using Innovation Grants

Farmers and others in Frederick County’s agriculture industry are creating value-added products and services with support from Agriculture Innovation Grants. This award-winning grant program helps to ensure the industry thrives into the future. Today Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced $113,000 in Agriculture Innovation Grants to nine farming operations. The competitive grant program provides funds twice a year to encourage diversification and innovation in farm operations. “My goal is to leave a legacy of agriculture…

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5 Reasons Not to Miss #MACoCon Wednesday

MACo’s Winter Conference is only 5 weeks away, January 4-6, 2023, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. Join more than 900 local government officials and decision-makers, legislators, state and federal officials, and commercial representatives for this can’t-miss policy-planning event heading into the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session. Back by popular demand, we have continued to add more content to Wednesday of MACo’s Winter Conference – you do not want to miss this! REGISTER TODAY! (lowest…

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Explore County Fundamentals with Budgeting, Teambuilding, and Open Meetings Courses at #MACoCon

MACo’s Winter Conference is coming up January 4-6, 2023, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance will offer three foundational Core courses at the conference: “Open Meetings Act,” “Consensus and Teambuilding,” and "County Financial Management." The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer certificate program for elected and appointed county and municipal officials. The program provides a strong background of necessary skills and knowledge for local government leaders. It…

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Allegany Targets Local Infrastructure Projects

The Allegany Public Works Department has secured over $7.5 million for the Flintstone and Oldtown Wastewater Treatment plants and Borden Tunnel projects.  The Borden Tunnel, located on the Great Allegheny Passage Rail Trail in Frostburg, Maryland, was built in 1911. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has awarded Allegany County $3,623,796 from the Recreational Trails Program to complete a restoration project in an effort to preserve the tunnel, while also ensuring the safe…

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Congratulations! Maryland County Staff Graduate from NACo Leadership Academy

Seven Maryland County staff members participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-line county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities. With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics and thought…

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MACo 2022 County Innovation Award Winners Champion Agriculture and Public Safety

MACo’s County Innovation Award was established to recognize superb and leading-edge county programs that improve overall quality-of-life and service delivery for a county’s residents. The Honorable Ingrid Turner, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Associate Judge, MACo Past President, and former Prince George’s County Council Member instituted this award during her term as MACo President in 2012. The award is now a collaboration of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance and MACo, with support from the Local Government…

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