Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Resources for Counties

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and after the past week of data breaches and shutdowns, now it is more important than ever to make sure you are being smart with your cyber. Each week of October has a set theme for you to capitalize on to educate others: Week 1: Be Cyber Smart Week 2: Fight the Phish! Week 3: Explore. Experience. Share. – Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Week 4: Cybersecurity First Use the hashtag…

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Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Announces New Office of Immigrant Affairs
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Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Announces New Office of Immigrant Affairs

On Friday, the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives announced the establishment of the Office of Immigrant Affairs to better promote English language programs, strengthen access to career options, and assist with paths to U.S. citizenship. The new office is statutorily required by SB 85, which passed in the 2021 legislative session. Lorena Rivera, the current director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Commission on Hispanic Affairs, will serve as director of the Office of…

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Frederick Earns Awards For Actions in COVID-19 Response

Recently, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced the recognition of two County divisions with awards for their COVID-19 Response.  “All across Frederick County Government, our employees have been creatively tackling the challenges presented by COVID,” Executive Gardner said. “We can all be proud of the work being done to make life better for the people who call Frederick County home.” According to a County press release: The Frederick County Health Department’s outreach campaign to help…

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MACo Wants to Hear from You! Take Our Communications Audience Survey.

Take a moment to complete our Communications Audience Survey to let us know what information you need from MACo to feel informed on county news and policy. MACo shares information and updates on local and statewide policy and best practices, so letting us know what you need from us will help us direct our efforts toward the news that most affects your work. The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. We appreciate your feedback!…

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The Immediate First Step to Effective Cybersecurity is a Positive Mindset

Guest Author: Tim Rahschulte of the Professional Development Academy As a cybersecurity leader, your success is determined by your ability to improve the security of company assets and stakeholders. No doubt this is a challenging endeavor. The landscape is constantly changing, variables are increasingly complex, and threat actors need only to win one attack while you need to successfully defend against every single one. Your success will be dependent upon hardware, software, and people at…

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Soldiers Save Man from High Flood Waters in Queen Anne’s

Yesterday, two soldiers from the MD National Guard saved a man trapped in high water at a Safeway parking lot on Kent Island. Several areas on the Eastern Shore experienced fast-rising flood waters due to heavy rain. Because of the bravery and kindness of two soldiers, a man's life was saved. The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department wrote on their Facebook page: We want to let everyone know about the kindness that took place today.…

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Deadline Extended: Register by 9/27 for MACo’s ARPA Symposium

Register by 9/27 for MACo’s 2021 Fall Symposium on September 29, which will focus on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The Federal Recovery efforts pose a one-of-a-kind challenge to your county. Accelerate your programs where you can, support the ongoing recovery, overcome obstacles to delivery, and be mindful of shifting federal rules. It’s all center stage as MACo hosts its September Symposium on Wednesday in Anne Arundel County. Register now for this one-day opportunity…

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Grant Applications Available from MD Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

The Special Population and Youth Grant applications are now available for organizations, schools, and colleges interested in working with the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling to prevent underage and problem gambling.   The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) is implementing a youth and young adult-driven underage and problem gambling prevention program for the State of Maryland. The target population age for the grant is 11 to 25 years old. The…

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Academy Graduate Class, The Role of Local Government in Driving Economic Prosperity, Available at MML Conference

The Maryland Municipal League (MML) Fall Conference will feature a course on the role of local government in economic prosperity as an offering for graduates of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a voluntary certificate program for county and municipal officials and features foundational and deep-dive courses centering on governance best practices. The Academy Graduate program is a professional development program for those who have completed…

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The Tools We Use Evolve and Improve Over Time… Is Your Finance Office Using the Latest Tools To Best Serve Your Taxpayers?

By William Cherry Former County Treasurer and current Director of Public Partnerships at three+one Technology has changed our world in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few years ago and it has vastly improved the tools that we use in our daily lives. For example, advances in communications technology have transformed cell phones from an occasional convenience item to now being a basic necessity of daily life in America. The tools that we use…

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