MACo is Hiring! Annapolis Government Relations Professional

MACo's Policy Team is seeking a professional who can help represent and serve counties and their many front-line services across Maryland. Sound like a fit? Apply today! MACo is seeking a government relations professional to join our policy team, take a lead role on a series of policy areas, and coordinate advocacy and other projects with county leaders. Applications are due by July 30 (instructions listed below). The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is the…

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County Government 101: Human Resources

Carroll County Government this week released the seventh installment of “Carroll 101,” a series of presentations to provide basic overviews and highlights of County departments and divisions. The County releases a new episode every week, and each session is led by one of the County’s 13 directors. This week's presentation covers the Department of Human Resources and is led by Director Kim Frock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK1bMx4j8Kg According to Carroll County Government: Each session, approximately 15 minutes in length,…

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Strengthening Security: Protecting Your Network from Cyberattacks

Hackers are increasingly targeting states and local governments with sophisticated cyberattacks. Securing government information systems is critical, as a cyber intrusion can be very disruptive, jeopardizing sensitive information, critical infrastructure, public safety, and the delivery of essential services. At the MACo Summer Conference Tech Expo, an expert panel will discuss new and emerging threats; explain how to leverage federal resources to secure IT systems and digital services; and share tips, best practices, and resources to…

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Allison Valliant Marks 9 Years With MACo, Advances To New Role

Nine-year veteran Allison Valliant will serve as MACo's Membership Coordinator, consolidating her oversight of MACo's database, event registration, and other member management processes. A familiar face to office visitors and conference-goers, Allison Valliant this week marked nine years with the MACo staff. Allison is advancing into a new role with the office, as Membership Coordinator. The move reflects her advanced skills and management of multiple projects central to MACo's smooth functioning. Allison serves as the…

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MACo’s Hiring – Policy Advocate with Legal Background

MACo's Policy Team is seeking a high-impact professional with legal experience, to lead county advocacy on a portfolio of public policy issues, and coordinate county interests and actions on liability and employment matters. Sound like a fit? Apply today! MACo is seeking a Policy and Legal Counsel to join our policy team, take a lead role on a series of policy areas, coordinate work with county offices of law, and offer in-house legal perspectives. Applications…

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NACo’s Annual Conference Comes to Maryland – Register Today!

The National Association of Counties will hold its annual conference in Prince George's County, Maryland, this July - register today for the in-person/remote hybrid offering designed to benefit county leaders from all corners of the country. Please join county elected and appointed officials from across the country in Prince George’s County, Maryland for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition. Network, learn and connect through in-person and virtual attendance options and…

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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Discusses the American Rescue Plan with MACo Members

On March 12th, 2021 United States Senator Ben Cardin hosted a virtual town hall with MACo members to discuss the American Rescue Plan. Nearly 100 participants joined Senator Cardin this morning to discuss the recently passed American Rescue Plan and its impact on local governments. Senator Cardin praised counties' actions during the pandemic saying, "county leaders have done an incredible service to people of our state during these challenging days". Senator Cardin answered questions from…

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Resilient. Responsive… Ready. The Summer #MACoCon Theme and Call for Proposals is Here

MACo's Summer Conference is scheduled for August 18-21, 2021. Submit speaker proposals by April 15! MACo is pleased to announce that we are starting preliminary planning to hold our 2021 Summer Conference in person at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Capacity will be limited and safety protocols will be in place, but one thing that won't change is the high quality of the educational offerings. Sessions will focus on challenges and lessons…

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Senator Cardin Speaks to Maryland County Leaders About Pandemic Assistance

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin this week hosted a virtual town hall for Maryland county leaders to review the most recent federal COVID-19 relief package, preview the 117th Congress, and answer questions from the nearly 100 participants. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland’s senior U.S. Senator and the top-ranking Democrat on the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, addressed the adversity that MACo’s membership faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Cardin answered questions about federal resources for…

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