Nationwide & NACo – 2021 College Scholarship Opportunity

The National Association of Counties (NACo) and Nationwide are accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors, through May 31.  Apply today! The NACo-Nationwide Scholarship is one of the many benefits available as a result of four decades of partnership between Nationwide and the National Association of Counties (NACo) and its member counties. Nationwide will award four college scholarships - each worth $2,500 - to four high school seniors whose parents, grandparents or legal guardians participate…

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MACo Members: Last Chance to Register – FREE Webinar on Maximizing Taxpayer Dollars

MACo Members are invited to join MACo and cashVest by three+one, for a FREE webinar on how to maximize taxpayer dollars. Tips & Best Practices for Cash/Liquidity Management Your organization’s cash/liquidity position is likely to change due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. New liquidity data opportunities will allow your public entity to maximize value on all taxpayer dollars. This webinar will focus on how to get a clear picture of…

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Mission-Critical Communications Leader, Zetron, Joins MACo Corporate Partner Program

MACo is thrilled to welcome our newest Bronze Corporate Partner, Zetron! Zetron has been a leader in mission-critical communications for more than 40 days and MACo looks forward to connecting them with our members. Every day, thousands of initiatives around the world are managed more effectively because control rooms have an improved ability to intake information, coordinate resources, and manage responses effectively. Every day incidents – measured in lives saved, minutes spared, costs averted, objectives…

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Mayor Scott Committed to ‘Total Reimagining’ of Downtown Baltimore
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Mayor Scott Committed to ‘Total Reimagining’ of Downtown Baltimore

Mayor Brandon Scott cast his vision for reinventing Baltimore's downtown - it includes working with private and public partners to create a more vibrant and modern city in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by the Baltimore Business Journal, Mayor Scott stressed the critical timing of invigorating downtown Baltimore, following the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Scott spoke to T. Rowe Price and Bank of America, stressing to them the…

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Baltimore City Adopts First Complete Streets Manual

Baltimore City officials announced the City has adopted its first Complete Streets Manual, in order to ensure the city's infrastructure is planned, designed, and constructed to prioritize the safety, comfort, and convenience of residents and visitors. Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and Department of Transportation (BCDOT) Director Steve Sharkey announced the adoption of the Complete Streets Manual yesterday. In 2018, the City adopted its Complete Streets Ordinance to change Baltimore City’s transportation infrastructure by elevating…

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Vaccination Divide May Compound Other Health Disparities

Vaccination data shows a racial disparity, including in Maryland, where black residents are receiving the vaccination more slowly than white populations - threatening to compound health disparities. A report from Kaiser Health, affiliated with MACo Corporate Partner Kaiser Permanente, highlights frustrating data arising from early efforts to offer the new vaccines for COVID-19, principally among health care professionals. From the Kaiser Health report: The vast majority of the initial round of vaccines has gone to…

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County Food Banks Get a Boost from Beverage Association
More than 3,820 jobs are tied to the beverage industry in the state
County Food Banks Get a Boost from Beverage Association

The MD-DE-DC Beverage Association will donate money that would have gone to their 2021 legislative reception to county food banks in all 23 counties and Baltimore City. With the virtual 2021 General Assembly Session off and running, legislators and advocates connected to Annapolis are fielding a new normal and diving into an all-virtual system of policy-making. In-person advocacy is not an option due to the pandemic, so many organizations had to cancel or rethink their…

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Data Transparency and Accountability Experts Sign On as Resource for Maryland Counties

The Maryland Association of Counties is proud to welcome OpenGov to our Corporate Partner Program! MACo's Corporate Partners are industry experts and leaders in their fields. They serve as resources to enhance the work of county government, providing insight and cost-saving solutions. OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud ERP software for our nation’s cities, counties, and state agencies. “Public sector leaders all want to embrace transparency and public input. OpenGov has a history of…

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Visit Nationwide’s Virtual Benefit Fair

Nationwide, a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, has developed an impressive virtual benefit fair booth with useful interactive functionality. The Nationwide Retirement Plan Virtual Benefit Fair Booth will be open through Dec 10th, 2020. Attend the 3D interactive event to help take advantage of the benefits of enrolling and planning for the financial future you want. This year’s virtual experience makes it easy to: Meet virtually with a Retirement Specialists Learn from two educational workshops: Retirement…

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Learn to Build Resilience for Tomorrow with MACo’s Winter Series

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on the importance of building resilience for yourself and your community. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Resilience has become an important theme this year as the country works to recover from the pandemic. Cigna, a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session on the their recent study of resilience among Americans, and how local leaders can help build…

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