New Details! MACo Summer Series: Partner Sessions Announced!

MACo's Summer Series begins today, July 1, and we've got even more content to share! As part of our 9 week virtual series, we'll also be featuring educational content from our valued Corporate Partners and Endorsement Partners! Our Corporate Partners and Endorsement Partners are experts in their fields, and through them we'll learn best practices and hear first hand experiences on an array of topics, from COVID-19's impact on local government, to telehealth, to budget…

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Comcast Extends Free Public WiFi Access for the Remainder of 2020

As counties, cities, and towns across the country begin to open up, Comcast is continuing its efforts to help people connect to the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Comcast today announced that it will extend free access to its 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone who needs them, including non-customers, through the end of 2020. “We saw a huge jump in usage after we opened up our public hotspots, and we’re excited to…

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Positioned to Win: Nationwide Sponsors Exclusive Webinar with Peyton Manning

On Tuesday, June 2, Nationwide is sponsoring an exclusive webinar with 2-time Superbowl Champion Peyton Manning. Manning will share advice on dealing with adversity in times of uncertainty.  From Nationwide's website: Peyton Manning: Positioned to Win Navigating through adversity like a champion Please join Nationwide and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning as we discuss tips for overcoming adversity in challenging moments. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT | Register Now   This free…

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UnitedHealth Group Provides Over $1.5B of Support in COVID-19 Response

MACo’s Corporate Partners are doing extraordinary work across the region and beyond to assist members and their communities during the coronavirus crisis. To show our gratitude, MACo is posting a series of blog articles to highlight their efforts. UnitedHealth Group has committed more than $1.5 billion of support for its customers in the face of COVID-19 challenges. This funding builds on the company's current efforts to expand healthcare coverage for members, and support and protect…

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Garrett Partners with Comcast to Expand Broadband Service

The Board of Garrett County Commissioners yesterday announced that Comcast has expanded its footprint in the County by adding more than 370 serviceable addresses. The expansion is a result of the collaboration between the County and Comcast to extend broadband service to underserved, rural areas of the state. “I’m very pleased with the progress we are making with not only Comcast but all of our providers. If it were easy, it would already have been…

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BGE Provides Power to Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Baltimore City

MACo’s Corporate Partners are doing extraordinary work across the region to assist members and their communities during the coronavirus crisis. To show our gratitude, MACo will post a series of blog articles to highlight their efforts. MACo's Gold Corporate Partner BGE is partnering with Baltimore City to provide electrical services to COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. From BGE's website: BGE crews and contractors installed new equipment in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course to power…

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NACo/Nationwide Now Accepting Aspire Award Submissions

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Aspire Awards. The awards, created in partnership with Nationwide Retirement Solutions, recognize county governments for innovative solutions  promoting employee retirement savings. The deadline is June 12, 2020. NACo and Nationwide Retirement Solutions have partnered to recognize county governments for innovative employees benefits with the Aspire Awards. This year, solutions could be in response to COVID-19. From NACo's website: Are you aware that…

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Kaiser Permanente Offers Virtual Health Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

MACo's Corporate Partners are doing extraordinary work across the region to assist members and their communities during the coronavirus crisis. To show our gratitude, MACo will post a series of blog articles to highlight their efforts. Kaiser Permanente is working to ensure members stay healthy at home during the coronavirus pandemic — with virtual solutions on their website and mobile app. “As we face this pandemic head-on, we want our members, doctors, staff and the…

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Summer #MACoCon Sponsorship Brochure is Now Online!

The Sponsorship Brochure for our Summer Conference (August 19-22, 2020) has just been released! Opportunities are available for organizations to increase their visibility and connect with Maryland’s top decision makers! This year’s Summer Conference Theme is “2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality,” and topics to be discussed include strategic planning, evolving service delivery, advancing technologies, land use challenges, and fiscal obstacles – all of which constitute the fabric of local leadership. Sponsorships must be secured…

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Pick a Song, Any Song. Winter #MACoCon’s Gets Musical.
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Pick a Song, Any Song. Winter #MACoCon’s Gets Musical.

Winter #MACoCon has something for everyone, including...music? Yes! Winter Conference has two highly popular musical events for you to attend. Dueling Pianos, sponsored by Platinum Partner WGL Energy, takes place after the Welcoming & Awards Banquet on Wednesday night, from 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm in Windjammer Conference Room. Alexander & Cleaver and Workday are sponsoring our Karaoke night, following the Inaugural Banquet, from 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm, also in Windjammer. You won't want…

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