Preview the 2020 Session “Big Picture”

A compilation of Issue Papers previews major fiscal and policy issues facing the General Assembly in the year ahead. This resource is a handy guide to the top issues that your legislators will be tackling in 2020 – a great preparation document for county officials in advance of meetings with their local Delegations. Developed by the Department of Legislative Services (DLS), the 2020 Issue Papers are an annual staple for the Annapolis policy-inclined population. They are also…

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Legalized Cannabis, Public Information Act Among Issues Discussed at 2019 MACo Attorneys Conference

County attorneys and legal staff from across the state attended the 2019 MACo Attorneys Conference on November 13. The annual conference allows county legal staff to receive important policy updates and discuss emerging legal challenges. Attendees heard updates on: (1) Maryland's Public Information Act; (2) Open Meetings Act; (3) recent Attorney General opinions; (4) human resource and liability issues posed by legalized cannabis; (5) sheriff and deputy sheriff liability issues; (6) 2019 interim issues; and…

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Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance to Hold Several Free Trainings this Fall

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company, is hosting several important free employer and employee trainings over the next few weeks. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, 8:30 am to 1 pm, Frederick Clarion Inn 2019 Workers' Compensation Seminar Learn how Chesapeake Employers' specialists work with you to help control premium costs. These will be free, half-day seminars for policyholders, employers, and agents. Presentation topics include: Update on Maryland Employment Laws, including Medical Marijuana Drug Testing Safety…

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Are You Prepared? Keeping Your Workplace Safe and Secure

As defined by The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) a “workplace violence” incident is a verbal, written, or physically aggressive threat or attack intended to intimidate, cause injury or death to others in a place of employment. Every workplace is in danger of experience occupational violence, but what can be done to mitigate the risks and reduce hazards? In December, join MACo for a panel session hosted by the Human Resources Affiliate for an in…

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Have Coffee with Davenport & Company, Review Your Investment Strategies

MACo would like to thank Davenport & Company LLC for sponsoring coffee breaks during our upcoming Winter Conference - December 4-6 in Cambridge, MD. Founded in 1863 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Davenport & Company LLC is an independent financial advisory firm specializing in the area of investments, research, asset management, investment banking, corporate retirement plans and advisory services. Member: NYSE FINRA SIPC. Thanks again to Davenport & Company LLC for their continued support of…

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Washington County Names New Director of Human Resources
Rachel Brown (photo courtesy of Washington County Government)
Washington County Names New Director of Human Resources

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners today appointed Rachel Brown as director of human resources. "Ms. Brown comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and the successful experience needed to serve an organization of our size and complexity," County Administrator Rob Slocum said. A lifelong County resident and active community member, Rachel will serve the HR Director position both personably and professionally." According to a press release: Brown is joining Washington County Government…

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Being Safe and Secure in the Workplace

Join HR Daily on October 8 for a webinar on work-place safety and security, "Why a Good Emergency Action Plan Should Include More Than Natural Disasters!" James Davis, Editor of HR Daily, on the webinar: While it is never pleasant to think about worst-case scenarios, it is vastly important to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in place. Because employee safety is such a high priority, one must have a plan in place that explains…

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The State of Health in Maryland

United Healthcare will host a session on the health analytics of Maryland residents, adapting your members' healthcare decisions, and ways to increase wellness throughout the State at MACo’s Summer Conference as part of MACo’s Solutions Showcase. MACo’s 2019 Summer Conference, “Winds of Change,” will take place on August 14-17 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Nearly 3,000 individuals from across Maryland will gather to discuss advancements and changes being seen at…

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Prepare For and Live in Retirement with Help from Nationwide

Nationwide Retirement Solutions will host a session on tools to help you prepare for retirement at MACo’s Summer Conference as part of MACo’s Solutions Showcase. MACo’s 2019 Summer Conference, “Winds of Change,” will take place on August 14-17 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Nearly 3,000 individuals from across Maryland will gather to discuss advancements and changes being seen at all levels of government, from cybersecurity to Phase III WIP to…

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MACo Endorsed Member Services with American Fidelity

American Fidelity will host a session on member services at this year's Summer Conference as part of MACo's Solution Showcase. MACo’s 2019 Summer Conference, “Winds of Change,” will take place on August 14-17 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Nearly 3,000 individuals from across Maryland will gather to discuss advancements and changes being seen at all levels of government, from cybersecurity to Phase III WIP to school funding. American Fidelity -…

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