2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards Nominations Open

The Maryland Department of Planning has officially opened nominations for the 2022 Sustainable Growth Awards.  The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, organizations and local governments to realize the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The annual awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact and quality of life. The annual awards are presented by the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and are the highest level…

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Congratulations! Maryland County Staff Graduate from NACo Leadership Academy

13 Maryland County staff members participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-line county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities. With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics…

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2023 Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program Applications Now Open

Applications are being accepted for the Class of 2023 Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. The Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program is a leadership development program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium. The 300-hour academically grounded, job-relevant program requires participants to complete a Capstone Project for their agency to improve a service, reduce costs, or increase revenue. The 2023 program will…

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Prince George’s Swears in Newest Council Member

The newest member of the Prince George's County Council, Edward Burroughs, III, (D) – District 8, was sworn in this week. Edward Burroughs, III is one of the youngest council members in the history of Prince George's County Council at 29 years old. Burroughs was a student member on the Prince George’s County Board of Education and also its youngest elected member at age 18. “ 'I'm going to fight to do what's right on…

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Counties Well-Represented in Leadership Maryland’s 2022 Class

County leaders from across the state of Maryland have been chosen to be a part of Leadership Maryland's Class of 2022.  Leadership Maryland is a non-profit organization offering professional and youth development programs dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its current and future leaders. According to a Leadership Maryland press release: The Class of 2022, Leadership Maryland’s 29th class, reflects a cross-section of the state, including diversity of geographic location,…

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Close Your Leadership Gap with NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy

The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy program is designed to be affordable and non-disruptive to the busy schedules of county leaders.  The leadership development program has been designed to make existing leaders better and emerging leaders ready to address the increasing complexity of government work and the change we must navigate. Leaders from nearly two-thirds of counties have participated in this Academy and each has found it to be: Relevant and practical – the 12-week…

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Governor Hogan Delivers 2022 State of the State Address, Ends State of Emergency

On the evening of February 2, 2022, Governor Larry Hogan delivered his 2022 State of the State Address from the Old Senate Chamber of the State House in Annapolis, announcing the end of Maryland's state of emergency to take effect on February 3, 2022. As Maryland emerges from the Omicron variant wave with case rates reportedly declining by nearly 85% and positivity rates declining by nearly 75%, Governor Hogan announced during his State of the…

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Chichi Nyagah-Nash to Serve as Baltimore’s New Deputy City Administrator

Today, the Scott administration announced the departure of Deputy City Administrator Daniel Ramos from the Mayor’s Office. Chichi Nyagah-Nash, currently the Director at the Department of General Services, will serve as the new Deputy City Administrator. “I am truly excited about this new opportunity for Chichi Nyagah-Nash,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “Chichi has been outstanding in her various roles across the City, which have given her a deep understanding of city government operations. She…

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Baltimore County Councilman Julian Jones Reelected as Council Chairman

Council Member Julian E. Jones, Jr. was unanimously reelected by his peers to serve as Baltimore County Council Chairman for the third time in four years. The Baltimore County Council has voted in Julian Jones to serve as its Chair for the 2022 session. Council Member Jones has years of experience as a professional firefighter and has served in leadership roles with firefighter organizations, on his parent-teacher organization, and with the Democratic Party. Information about the…

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Q&A with New MACo Treasurer & Frederick County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer

Conduit Street had the pleasure of interviewing Frederick County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer, who was recently installed as MACo's Treasurer. Learn more about M.C. in the Q&A below. CS: Thank you for your time in talking a little bit about yourself… our Conduit Street readers will appreciate the insights, I’m sure. MCKA: Thanks so much for giving me this opportunity to share with you and my colleagues from across the state a little bit about…

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