Montgomery Council Appoints Carol Rubin to Planning Board

Recently Montgomery County Council voted to appoint Carol Rubin to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Montgomery County Council appointed Carol Rubin to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Councilmembers recognized Ms. Rubin's experience at the Montgomery County Planning Department, as well as her ability to navigate complicated negotiations and her analytical and legal skills. According to the press release:  "Ms. Rubin has dedicated over 20 years to public service in Montgomery County, including 16 years with…

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Baltimore Co. School Board Nominating Commission Selected for 2021-2025 Term

The next slate of Baltimore County School Board Commission members were named on October 25 to serve for the 2021-2025 term. The commission is tasked with nominating candidates for four at-large appointments to the Baltimore County School Board, which are then recommended to the governor for consideration. The Baltimore County School Board implemented a hybrid model in 2018 and since then has consisted of one student member, four appointed positions and seven elected seats. Nominating Commission members,…

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Winter #MACoCon Hotel Already Selling Out – Book Your Room TODAY!
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD, is offering safe, fun, and functional ways to work or learn remotely!
Winter #MACoCon Hotel Already Selling Out – Book Your Room TODAY!

MACo's Winter Conference brings together hundreds of decision-makers from all levels of government and the private sector in Maryland. Don't miss it and don't get left without a hotel room - book yours today, before they sell out! MACo's Winter Conference will be held on Dec 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. All sessions and events will be in-person at the Hyatt. MACo has blocked overnight rooms at the Hyatt and the nearby…

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Register by Nov 5 for Winter #MACoCon Lowest Rates!

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.  View the Registration Brochure to see the full schedule, along with session titles and descriptions. REGISTER BY NOV 5 FOR LOWEST RATES Rates increase on Nov 6 - view rates. Topics to be discussed include: Diversity, Equity,…

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Anne Arundel Launches Micro Grants for Ida Disaster Recovery

Yesterday, County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) launched the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help local businesses recover from damages caused by Tropical Storm Ida.  The DRMPG will provide grants of up to $5,000 to Anne Arundel County businesses that experienced damage and pause in operations caused by the September tropical storm and tornado. The program is funded with $25,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD…

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Montgomery’s Youth Get Chance to Engage with School Board

The Montgomery County Council will host a virtual Youth Town Hall meeting today Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., with Montgomery County School Board President Brenda Wolff and Student Member of the Board of Education Hana O’Looney. The town hall, which will be virtual, will facilitate an opportunity for the county school board to learn about pressing issues impacting young people. The forum will also highlight resources available for young people focused on mental health and…

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Looking to Connect with Counties? Sponsor Winter #MACoCon

MACo's Winter Conference is scheduled as a completely in-person event Dec 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt in Cambridge, MD. Don't miss this chance to connect with county decision-makers! Hundreds of state and local decision-makers will gather in Cambridge, MD, to discuss technology in the wake of COVID-19 - cybersecurity, resident engagement, virtual services, and return-to-work are all on the agenda, along with many other topics. Companies or organizations looking to work with counties should consider…

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6 Ways to Prepare for Winter #MACoCon

MACo’s Winter Conference is only 6 WEEKS AWAY!  Get ready for "Time to Reboot: Tomorrow's Tech Today," Dec 8-10, 2021... 1. REGISTER (Early rate deadline: November 5)   2. Book your hotel room in Cambridge, MD (We have blocks at the Hyatt and Holiday Inn - both will sell out, book today!)   3. Browse the Registration Brochure     4. Sign up to receive conference news and updates!   5. Share your excitement on…

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DoIT Secretary Leahy Named NASCIO President

This month, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Secretary Michael G. Leahy was elected president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Serving on the NASCIO Board of Directors for the past four years, Secretary Leahy had been the association’s vice president since October 2020, and in 2019 served as NASCIO secretary/treasurer. “As the cyber capital of America, the State of Maryland is pleased to provide valuable leadership and expertise to the…

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Counties Take on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 23rd, numerous counties across Maryland reported successful efforts to reduce the amount of unused prescription drugs in circulation as a part of National Drug Take Back Day. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day began as a United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) initiative to curb "potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose" as a result of consuming unused or expired prescription medications. The DEA also notes that "[p]roper disposal of unused drugs... protects…

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