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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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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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 – Administrative Professional with an Eye for Detail

Are you known for your attention to detail? Do you love making an office environment the best it can be? Do you thrive as the “go-to” person who connects people with the resources they need? Then MACo is looking for you! MACo is currently hiring an Office Coordinator - applications are due June 2, 2021 (instructions below). The Office Coordinator runs the front office, greeting guests and answering phones, so experience in and enthusiasm for…

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Charles Wins $800k Grant for Stream Restoration

This week Charles County announced that they will receive $800,000 for the Westdale Drive Stream Relocation and Restoration Project. The Charles County Resiliency Authority will lead the project using funds from a Community Development Block Grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The partnership will help tackle climate-related nuisance flooding in the area by relocating the stream, prohibiting further flooding and improving the local water quality. From the press release: "The State…

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Howard County Compost Sales Hit Record Highs

For several months now Howard County has produced and sold record amounts of composted material. In both March and April the County's Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Environmental Services sold more than 3,100 cubic yards of HoCoGro compost from the Alpha Ridge Landfill Facility. Average monthly sales were previously registering around 1,000 cubic yards. Composted material is a valuable soil additive that helps plants grow, and diverts food residuals and yard waste from landfills.…

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St. Mary’s Commissioners to Host Public Forum

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Public Forums provide residents a unique opportunity to speak directly to the Commissioners on any county topic. Speakers at the forum will receive three minutes each to address the Commissioners and provide their comments and suggestions. The meeting is open to the public, and while in person attendance is limited to 33 individuals, there are several…

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