Anne Arundel Wins Two 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Anne Arundel County has won two 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in County Resiliency and Health categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. County Resiliency: Anne Arundel County’s Bureau of Watershed Protection & Restoration (BWPR) implemented its Full Delivery of Water Quality Improvements…

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Washington Receives MD Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship

Washington County Government received a Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship by a Government Agency for the Claggett’s Mill Bridges by the Maryland Historical Trust on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The Claggett’s Mill Bridges were built in 1840 and 1841, and have been identified as national historic structures. The bridge rehabilitation was a federal aid project designed by KCI Technologies, Inc., and managed by the Washington County Division of Engineering with oversight by the Maryland…

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Howard Wins 43 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Howard County has won 43 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in multiple categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. “Our dedicated Howard County employees and partners have demonstrated their commitment to innovation to serve our community,” County Executive Ball said. “Every program…

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Carroll to Host First Transit Talk

Carroll Transit System (CTS), in collaboration with Ride With Us, Inc., will host the first Transit Talk on Wednesday, June 8. All local interested parties are invited to a free information session on the various transit options available in Carroll County. The event will take place from 9 am – 2 pm at the Carroll County Ag Center Shipley Arena in Westminster and includes a light breakfast and lunch. According to the County press release:…

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Michael Sanderson on Center Maryland’s Podcast, The Lobby

Catch Michael Sanderson on Center Maryland's podcast, The Lobby. Damian O'Doherty, host of Center Maryland's The Lobby, invited MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson to be a guest on this week's podcast. Learn more about the episode and listen below: In episode 31 of The Lobby, in celebration of Conduit Street Podcast’s recent achievement in reaching 1,000 followers, Damian jumps all the way in on county politics. Guest Michael Sanderson of the Maryland Association of Counties…

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Montgomery Wins 31 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Montgomery County has won 31 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in multiple categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. Montgomery's 31 awards are in the following categories: Transportation; Risk and Emergency Management; Personnel Management, Employment and Training; Parks and Recreation; Information Technology;…

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The Biden Budget Proposal: What’s in It for Counties?

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has compiled an executive summary of county highlights for President Biden's FY 23 budget request. The nation’s 3,069 counties play a key role in administering federal programs and services in our local communities. Counties build and maintain public infrastructure, transportation and economic development assets, provide criminal justice and public safety services, and protect the public’s health and well-being. Policies and programs established by the federal government help support and…

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Charles Wins Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation 2022 NACo Achievement Award

Charles County has won a 2022 NACo Achievement Award in the Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation category. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. The Deep Roots & Many Branches: The African American Experience in Charles County – A Documentary Series is a…

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Talbot Wins NACo Achievement Award for County Resiliency

Talbot County has won a 2022 NACo Achievement Award in the County Resiliency category. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. Until recently, “resiliency” was a word relegated to spelling bees and college entrance exams. Few people thought about the actual meaning…

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Apply for NACo’s Familiar Faces Leadership Network

With support from Arnold Ventures, the National Association of Counties (NACo) invites county and city elected officials to apply to the Familiar Faces Leadership Network.  According to the NACo website, familiar faces—individuals with complex behavioral health needs who frequently cycle through jails, homeless shelters, emergency departments and other local crisis services—often do not have the support needed to ensure treatment engagement and successful outcomes. Counties and cities’ complex social services systems can be fragmented, leaving…

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