Looking to Connect with Counties? Check Out MACo’s Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

MACo's 2021 Summer Conference is scheduled to be an in-person event on August 18-21 in Ocean City, MD. Don't miss this opportunity to be a resource and partner at the most highly-anticipated in-person event in Maryland! Thousands of county, state, federal, and commercial/nonprofit decision-makers will gather at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD on August 18-21 to re-connect, explore new partnerships, and discuss the local role in the pandemic response and recovery.…

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MACo’s Podcast Honored in Top 20 Public Safety Podcasts of 2021

Threat.technology a cybersecurity publication dedicated to covering the latest advancements in cybersecurity, this week named MACo's Conduit Street Podcast as one of the 20 best public safety podcasts of 2021. According to Threat.technology: Are you wanting to learn more about public safety? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best public safety podcasts of 2021. We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are…

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FY22 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs Opens on May 17

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced this week the FY22 application round for State Revitalization Programs. DHCD's State Revitalization Programs (SRP) offer a range of funding to further the revitalization goals of communities across Maryland. For FY22, funding is available from the Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund-Statewide, Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund and Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund. The application round will open on May 17…

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Board of Public Works – May 19 Meeting Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. Note: In light…

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Fun Fact: Did You Know There Is an Antiques Capital of Maryland?

Maryland has plenty to offer when it comes to antiquing, but the town of New Market in Frederick County has been dubbed the “Antiques Capital of Maryland”. The town was founded in 1793, developing around the major trade routes between Frederick and Baltimore. In the early 1800s, the Baltimore Turnpike became part of the National Turnpike, one of the most traveled highways in America. Travelers saw New Market as an ideal rest stop, and people…

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Frederick Launching Broadband Pilot Program to Expand Service to More Residents

This week Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that the County will work to expand broadband opportunities in the region. The pilot program will use a variety of resources including a $202,012 grant from the State of Maryland Rural Broadband Office to expand broadband service to the Rocky Ridge community. The program is part of a larger effort to bring more service to residents and correct connectivity gaps brought to light by a 2020 study.…

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Mid-Atlantic Governors: ‘Billion for the Bay’ Federal Funding Needed

Governors for six Chesapeake Bay states and the Mayor of D.C. have written to congressional leadership with a request: one billion dollars in federal funding to support Bay restoration. In the letter state leaders reference the looming 2025 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution reduction deadline and advocated for a new injection of funding. The governors argue that a significant increase in funding would help renew cleanup efforts while create jobs and spur economic activity…

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Cecil Secures Grants to Expand Broadband Access

County Executive Danielle Hornberger today announced that Cecil County has secured eight broadband expansion grants from Maryland’s Existing Broadband Networks Funding Program. These grants, which total over $605,000, will help support over $1 million in broadband projects as part of a partnership between the State of Maryland, Cecil County, and private sector providers. The eight projects will bring internet access to more than 15 percent of the County's unserved households and businesses. “I applaud the…

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MACo’s Hiring – Policy Advocate with Legal Background

MACo's Policy Team is seeking a high-impact professional with legal experience, to lead county advocacy on a portfolio of public policy issues, and coordinate county interests and actions on liability and employment matters. Sound like a fit? Apply today! MACo is seeking a Policy and Legal Counsel to join our policy team, take a lead role on a series of policy areas, coordinate work with county offices of law, and offer in-house legal perspectives. Applications…

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