CareFirst To Present Solutions Showcase: Lifting Communities Out of a Pandemic, Lessons Learned at #MACoCon

Join us to hear from CareFirst about what your county can do to improve readiness for future pandemic threats. In its 79th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In…

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MACo Welcomes Standard Solar as New Corporate Partner!

Standard Solar, a Summer Conference sponsor, has joined MACo’s Corporate Partner Program as a Bronze Partner! Standard Solar is powering the nation’s energy transformation – channeling its project development capabilities, financial strength, and technical expertise to deliver the benefits of solar, as well as solar + storage, to businesses, institutions, firms, governments, communities, and utilities. Building on 17 years of sustainable growth and in-house and tax equity investment capital, Standard Solar is a national leader…

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MACo Welcomes IP DataSystems as New Corporate Partner!

IP DataSystems, a Summer Conference sponsor, has joined MACo’s Corporate Partner Program as a Gold Partner! IP DataSystems (IPDS) leverages a world-class engineering team to design and deliver modern data center and workforce transformation solutions that deliver value for it’s clients. Founded in 2007 by a team of industry veterans, IPDS has experienced strong reference-driven growth through exceptional customer satisfaction ever since. Headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland, IPDS has a regional Mid-Atlantic focus with national…

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MACo Welcomes Schneider Electric as New Corporate Partner!

Schneider Electric, a long-time MACo conference sponsor and a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, has joined MACo's Corporate Partner Program as a Bronze Partner! MACo welcomes Schneider Electric as a partner for county governments in sustainability and efficiency, ensuring #LifeIsOn, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries. They can help prepare counties and communities for the future with innovative solutions and creative funding leveraged through a comprehensive capital recovery and reinvestment program. Schneider…

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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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