Discover Effective Constituent Communications at #MACoCon

Now more than ever, communication is key, and it is important to keep constituents informed and engaged with your message. At MACo's Winter Conference, communications experts who use a variety of approaches will offer their insight on how to effectively navigate building successful strategies for constituent communication. Speakers will discuss both the right and wrong ways of using social media and other tools to make sure your message is both heard and understood. Amplifying Your…

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Kadish and Lambert Appointed to Baltimore City District Court

Governor Larry Hogan has appointed both Darren Kadish and Michele Lambert to the Baltimore City District Court. “It is my pleasure to appoint these distinguished individuals to serve on the Baltimore City District Court,” said Governor Hogan. “Both Darren and Michele will bring a depth of legal experience of knowledge to their roles” (press release). Darren Lee Kadish is a partner with his father at the firm Kadish and Kadish, P.C. He practices civil and criminal litigation, with a…

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RELEASE: MACo, MARFY, and NACoRF Partner on Prenatal-to-Three Efforts 

November 14, 2022  Contact: Victoria Maas, Communications Coordinator, MACo | 410.269.0043 | vmaas@mdcounties.org  MACo, MARFY, and NACoRF Partner on Prenatal-to-Three Efforts  Annapolis, MD (11/14/2022) – The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) has selected the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) to partner on efforts to increase engagement in and support for early childhood learning and development. Through a partnership with the National Association of Counties Research Foundation (NACoRF), MACo and MARFY are…

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2022 County General Election Results – MACo Summary

The results are in for Maryland's general election. A summary for each county is provided below. As final results are compiled, Conduit Street will assemble statistics on county turnover and related metrics. MACo’s most current general election results information can be found here: County Election Results Summary A complete listing of general election results, to date, can be found here: 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Unofficial Election Results A county-by-county listing of local election results can be found here:…

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Counties Participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans

Operation Green Light is a national initiative to recognize and thank veterans for the important role they play in our communities, and Maryland counties have stepped up to join in its important mission by partnering with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo). Maryland’s counties are home to 360,000 veterans and are deeply invested in veterans’ health and well-being, often serving as a veteran’s first point of contact…

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Frederick Generates Solar Power at Two New Sites

Frederick County boosted its solar energy generation by nearly 2 million kilowatts hours annually with the addition of two new projects. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that a new solar array began operation this year and two solar canopies are nearing completion on County properties. “We know that we save green when we go green,” Executive Gardner said. “The actions we take today will help to slow the rate of climate change and lead…

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$1.65M for Howard Trail Upgrade to Improve Accessibility

A $1.65 million grant has been awarded to Howard County to upgrade the surface of a 1.3-mile dirt and gravel section of the popular Patuxent Branch Trail in Savage and Kings Contrivance that will improve its accessibility for all. The grant, awarded through the State of Maryland Transportation Alternatives program, is funded with federal dollars and the project was selected by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board. "Howard County has a wonderful and growing network of…

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New State Public Safety Data Dashboards Released

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim released nine new public safety data dashboards. The new dashboards provide enhanced data transparency, reporting efficiency, and access to a wider range of state and local public safety information. “We are transitioning into the future and leveraging current technology to make transparency in governance more accessible, which is foundational to building a safer Maryland,” said Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services Executive Director…

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Clean Energy Tax Credits: Opportunities for Counties

Join the National Assocation of Counties for a webinar: Clean Energy Tax Credits: Opportunities for Counties in the Inflation Reduction Act. On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. It does so by making significant investments in climate and environment programs and providing tax incentives to boost the development and deployment of clean energy.…

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Guzman Appointed St. Mary’s Communications Director

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County have appointed Jenna Guzman as Communications Director. "We look forward to Ms. Guzman joining the St. Mary's County team. Her qualifications are excellent, and we know she will be an asset to the office and to our county," said President Randy Guy. Ms. Guzman comes to St. Mary's County Government from the Health Department and brings more than a decade of communications experience, including strategic planning, communications development, and program…

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