Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Appoints Planning Advisory Board Chair

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the appointment of Gustav “Gus” Kurtz, Jr. as the new Chair of the Planning Advisory Board (PAB). Mr. Kurtz replaces Jerry Pesterfield as Chair. The Planning Advisory Board is tasked with making advisory recommendations to the County Executive, Planning and Zoning Officer, and the County Council relating to master plans, zoning maps, and rules and regulations related to zoning. The Board consists of seven qualified voters who serve…

Comments Off on Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Appoints Planning Advisory Board Chair
Winter #MACoCon Titles Are Here! See What’s in the Works for “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today”

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” on Dec 8-10, 2021, will bring together more than 600 leaders in the private and public sectors to discuss how to prepare for the changes on the horizon in Maryland. See the list of educational session titles below. This conference features 3 days of educational sessions, events, and meetings along with a 60-booth tradeshow of vendors offering solutions for local governments, non profits, and commercial organizations.…

Comments Off on Winter #MACoCon Titles Are Here! See What’s in the Works for “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today”
Visit MACo’s COVID-19 Resources Webpage

Did you know MACo has a COVID-19 webpage with county, state, federal, and NACo resources? MACo has collected resources from multiple levels of government to help counties stay informed and further educate constituents. Please feel free to share resources that are helpful to you. Find Maryland COVID-19 cases by county data, each county's COVID resource page, updates from state government offices, a list of testing and vaccination sites, federal guidelines for recovery, and much more.…

Comments Off on Visit MACo’s COVID-19 Resources Webpage
Worcester Hosting Listening Sessions for Comprehensive Critical Area Code Update

As part of the Comprehensive Critical Area Code updating process, Worcester County Environmental Programs staff will host two public listening sessions on October 20 and 27, 2021.  This draft legislation, which was introduced by the commissioners on September 21, represents a comprehensive rewrite of the existing law. According to a County press release: “The draft bill simply codifies the combination of the two existing programs, Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area program and Chesapeake Bay Critical Area program,…

Comments Off on Worcester Hosting Listening Sessions for Comprehensive Critical Area Code Update
MACo and Local Leaders Attend Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference

Local leaders from around Maryland took part in critical discussions as Maryland Municipal League's (MML) membership debated and adopted the League’s legislative agenda, participated in workshops, networked with peers, and made new connections at the 2021 MML Fall Conference. The conference was held October 10-12, 2021. According to MML's website: Fall Conference 2021 offered more than 16 different workshops, forums, and discussion sessions, including Academy core classes and several electives. Academy elective workshops addressed a…

Comments Off on MACo and Local Leaders Attend Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference
Former Baltimore County Exec, Ted Venetoulis, Dies at 87
Ted Venetoulis, courtesy of Baltimore County
Former Baltimore County Exec, Ted Venetoulis, Dies at 87

On Wednesday, former Baltimore County Executive, Ted Venetoulis, passed away at age 87. MACo expresses its condolences to Ted's family and friends. Ted leaves a lasting legacy in the state of Maryland, and in Baltimore County, as a visionary and reformer. According to Pamela Wood of The Baltimore Sun: Theodore G. “Ted” Venetoulis, the son of Greek immigrants who steered Baltimore County’s government out of a time of scandal and later worked in TV and…

Comments Off on Former Baltimore County Exec, Ted Venetoulis, Dies at 87
$3.2M Investment Announced for Maryland Apprenticeships

Governor Hogan announced the investment of $3.2M into a new Employer Incentive Plan (EIP), which will encourage businesses to register new apprentices and increase participation in the state’s Registered Apprenticeship program. Registered apprenticeships provide job seekers with an opportunity to earn a salary and learn through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, while employers can develop a highly skilled workforce and grow their talent pipeline. Apprenticeships were the subject of a MACo 2021…

Comments Off on $3.2M Investment Announced for Maryland Apprenticeships
Charles Receives Excellence in Economic Development Awards

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Charles County Economic Development Department as winners of the silver and bronze rank awards on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The silver rank was for the Velocity Center and the Revitalization of the Town of Indian Head in the real estate development and reuse category. The bronze rank was for the Charles County Economic Development Department 2020 Annual Report in the annual report category. According to a County press…

Comments Off on Charles Receives Excellence in Economic Development Awards
Nominations Now Open for Public Service and County Innovation Awards

MACo’s County Champion Award series celebrates innovative county programs and county leaders who demonstrate extraordinary public service. Nominations are due November 3, 2021. Every year, MACo – in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance – seeks to celebrate those county leaders and programs making exceptional contributions to Maryland counties. MACo will announce award winners in November and make award presentations at the 2021 Winter…

Comments Off on Nominations Now Open for Public Service and County Innovation Awards
Close Menu