Free Opioid Response Network for Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is holding a webinar on August 31 to teach about the free Opioid Response Network - a resource to enhance county-led efforts. Counties across the nation are on the front lines of the opioid and stimulant crisis providing essential public services. To enhance these efforts, refine approaches, fill gaps and help counties achieve their goals, NACo has partnered with the Opioid Response Network (ORN). ORN is a coalition of…

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Up to $198M Deployed for Small Business Relief from State Agencies

Up to $198 million in federal small business relief is being administered by three state agencies: the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) will use funds to expand and enhance nine existing state business lending and investment programs. The nine…

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Montgomery “Streeteries” Evaluated for Long-Term Plan

Montgomery's four "streeteries," established to creatively assist businesses during the pandemic, will continue to operate with some changes to certain location concepts. Four “Streeteries” that were created in early 2020 by Montgomery County as a temporary concept to support businesses struggling from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and allow residents to gather freely on public streets closed to cars are now being reevaluated for fall as the pandemic continues to ease. The County’s Streeteries include…

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See How It Went – 2022 Summer #MACoCon Photo Recap

MACo’s 2022 Summer Conference, “Taking Care of Business,” on Aug 17-20 in Ocean City, MD, was a resounding success! Thousands of leaders in the public and private sector gathered to explore resources available for recovering and struggling businesses, creative ways to achieve common goals, and partnerships available to take our communities from “surviving” to “thriving.” See how it went, and plan to join us at our upcoming conferences: Winter Conference, January 4-6, 2023, Cambridge, MD…

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#MACoCon Speaker Mark Weaver Discusses Crisis Communications

At the 2022 MACo Summer Conference, Mark Weaver discussed strategies for communicating in a crisis. At the 2022 MACo Summer Conference general session, “Communicating in a Crisis: How to Build Trust and Keep It” topic expert and experienced litigator Mark Weaver explored emergency communications plans, responding to an ongoing situation, and best practices for assisting the community in post-event recovery. The session was moderated by Frederick County Council President MC Keegan-Ayer. Weaver Stressed the importance…

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Congratulations MD County Staff Graduates of NACo Leadership Academy!

21 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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Discover the Next Frontier in MD Clean Energy at #MACoCon

Hear from Constellation on the present state of nuclear energy at their Solutions Showcase. Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitive energy company providing power, natural gas, renewable energy, and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. We provide integrated energy solutions—from electricity and natural gas procurement and renewable energy supply to energy efficiency and distributed energy solutions—that help customers strategically buy, manage and use energy. The Next…

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Learn Best Practices for Constituent Messaging at #MACoCon

Learn from Indigov about a Montgomery County case study involving constituent communications at their Solutions Showcase. Indigov is a govtech company that seeks to strengthen our democracy by offering tools to public officials to better hear, respond to, understand and proactively engage those they serve. Indigov currently serves elected officials representing more than 180 million Americans across the country. How Montgomery County is Using Indigov to Respond to a 6X Increase in Constituent Messages It’s…

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Prepare for a Clean Energy Future with US Wind at #MACoCon

Hear about conference sponsor US Wind’s plans for Maryland and how you can collaborate for a clean energy future at their Solutions Showcase. US Wind was founded in 2011 and has established its position as a premier offshore wind energy development company in the United States. In 2014, US Wind obtained a federal lease for site control to develop approximately 1.5 GW of offshore wind power generation off the coast of Maryland. US Wind is…

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The Best Way to Navigate #MACoCon – MACo’s FREE Mobile App

MACo’s Summer Conference is just ONE WEEK AWAY! Preview the event and plan your time with our NEW mobile app – thanks to Lead Sponsor Informatica. Instructions for your FREE download: Access the App Store/Google Play: Search “MACoCon” or click these links: APPLE DOWNLOAD | ANDROID DOWNLOAD Download the FREE app (thanks to Informatica!) Use the same email address you used for conference registration to log in (set your own password) You’re all set. Enjoy! Some neat mobile app…

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