Montgomery Council Appoints Carol Rubin to Planning Board

Recently Montgomery County Council voted to appoint Carol Rubin to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Montgomery County Council appointed Carol Rubin to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Councilmembers recognized Ms. Rubin's experience at the Montgomery County Planning Department, as well as her ability to navigate complicated negotiations and her analytical and legal skills. According to the press release:  "Ms. Rubin has dedicated over 20 years to public service in Montgomery County, including 16 years with…

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Baltimore Co. School Board Nominating Commission Selected for 2021-2025 Term

The next slate of Baltimore County School Board Commission members were named on October 25 to serve for the 2021-2025 term. The commission is tasked with nominating candidates for four at-large appointments to the Baltimore County School Board, which are then recommended to the governor for consideration. The Baltimore County School Board implemented a hybrid model in 2018 and since then has consisted of one student member, four appointed positions and seven elected seats. Nominating Commission members,…

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Anne Arundel Launches Micro Grants for Ida Disaster Recovery

Yesterday, County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) launched the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help local businesses recover from damages caused by Tropical Storm Ida.  The DRMPG will provide grants of up to $5,000 to Anne Arundel County businesses that experienced damage and pause in operations caused by the September tropical storm and tornado. The program is funded with $25,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD…

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Counties Take on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 23rd, numerous counties across Maryland reported successful efforts to reduce the amount of unused prescription drugs in circulation as a part of National Drug Take Back Day. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day began as a United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) initiative to curb "potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose" as a result of consuming unused or expired prescription medications. The DEA also notes that "[p]roper disposal of unused drugs... protects…

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Extra, Extra #ReadAllAboutIt: Reaching Residents with Social Media at #MACoCon

At this year's MACo Winter Conference, several prominent communications experts will meet to discuss the social media landscape for local governments. Speakers will touch on key areas of interest including why social media is increasingly needed to reach constituents, how social media has helped officials keep governments afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what resources are available to help our local governments effectively leverage social media outlets. Extra, Extra #ReadAllAboutIt: Reaching Residents with Social Media Description: Getting the…

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Anne Arundel Announces Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program

Grants of up to $5,000 available to Anne Arundel County businesses affected by Tropical Storm Ida Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) today announced the launch of the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help businesses recover from the tropical storm and tornado that struck the region on Wednesday, September 1. “We are extremely thankful that the tornado did not lead to any loss of life…

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MACo Welcomes GCOM as a New Corporate Partner!

GCOM has joined MACo’s Corporate Partner Program as a Gold Partner! GCOM helps create healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities by delivering innovative technology solutions to state and local governments. With a focus on modernizing legacy IT applications and systems for customers in health and human services, finance and administration, and public safety, GCOM is dedicated to creating better outcomes for our clients and the communities they serve. They design, build, and maintain human-centered systems that improve…

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Calvert Earns Three AAA Bond Ratings for Sixth Consecutive Year

Calvert County earned AAA bond ratings from the three major bond rating agencies for the sixth year in a row. The ratings from Fitch, Moody’s, and Standard & Poor’s keep borrowing costs low and reflect the County’s strong economy, robust revenues, and sound financial management. “This sixth consecutive assessment of top credit ratings for Calvert County is a testament to our fiscal stewardship,” said BOCC President Earl F. “Buddy” Hance. “It affirms our commitment to…

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Applications Open for 2021 Creek ReLeaf Program

Frederick County recently announced the opening of applications for the 2021 Creek ReLeaf Program. The Creek ReLeaf Program is a reforestation program designed to increase forest acres in Frederick County and to meet goals for clean streams. The program is administered by the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources and is an integral part of County Executive Jan H. Gardner’s efforts to reverse the trend of tree loss in the county. The Creek…

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Governor Announces New COVID Booster Eligibility Requirements

Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced revised COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility requirements following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State health officials are encouraging anyone with an underlying health condition or comorbidity to get a booster shot as soon as possible. Governor Hogan said the following in a press release: “From day one of this crisis, our focus has always been on preventing hospitalizations and deaths, and these vaccines have all proven…

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