25 Year Toast to MACo’s Leslie Velasco

Join us in congratulations as MACo's ever-present Leslie Velasco celebrates 25 years with the Association this week. If you've exhibited at the MACo conferences, been part of the MACo budget process, or spent time at the MACo offices... then you already know how essential and important Leslie Velasco has been through her 25 years with the Association. Leslie, MACo's Administration and Finance Director, is effectively the "showrunner" of the Annapolis offices. She manages payroll and…

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Tax Strategies for Your Retirement Income

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on creating a sustainable retirement income through a better understanding of tax strategies. MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Ensuring employees are prepared for retirement is just one of those administrative challenges. Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session to explain how taxes can impact retirement income, and share strategies for saving. Register…

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WeWorkForHealth Supports Maryland’s Bio-pharmaceutical Industry in Fight Against COVID-19

We Work For Health MD, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, is working with Maryland's bio-pharmaceutical industry to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic. We Work For Health (WWFH) is a grassroots coalition of patients, health care providers, educators, business leaders, faith-based organizations and community stakeholders who share a common goal of educating our fellow Marylanders about the biopharmaceutical industry’s positive contributions to the economy and society. From We Work for Health MD: Over…

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University of Maryland Launches Masters Program in Health and Social Innovation

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, recently launched a new master's program in Health and Social Innovation. The program is designed to challenge students to explore and utilize principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and design thinking to solve complex health and social challenges. https://youtu.be/VyqkgnkIB9o Program Director Jim Kucher had this to say about the program: "In Fiscal year 2015, Maryland’s counties spent almost half a billion dollars…

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The Value of ConnectCare3

LGIT Health, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, is highlighting the benefit of ConnectCare3 services during MACo's Summer Series. ConnectCare3 is a personal and confidential service assisting employees with any illness or medical condition, included in the LGIT Health Cooperative. From LGIT Health: One of the most valuable benefits of a LGITHealth membership is ConnectCare3. Former Township Manager, Barry, started working with a ConnectCare3 Nurse Navigator, Jean, back in 2014 for his diagnosis of spinal stenosis.…

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Navigating a New Era of Healthcare

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on the navigating healthcare changes amidst COVID-19. MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Maintaining our physical and mental health is equally important, especially during the pandemic. LGIT Health, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will highlight ConnectCare3 – a service included in their health cooperative – with a prerecorded session that details what to expect as we resume routine health services…

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Strategies for Budget Stabilization and Recovery

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on budget stabilization and recovery strategies! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Budget stabilization and recovery are among the many challenges counties are facing in the pandemic. NORESCO, a MACo Silver Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on the impact of COVID-19 on county budgets, and ways to work toward recovery. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend the…

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The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on advancing transportation technology! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Investment in infrastructure projects that could boost local economies is just one area of focus. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend a live session hosted by Northeast Maglev, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner. Title: The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH Description: Now more than ever, investment in infrastructure…

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RALI MD Creates RALI Cares to Spot Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has recently taken a backseat to coronavirus coverage, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. RALI MD, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, has created an educational exhibit to help readers spot the warning signs of substance abuse disorders. From RALI MD: While COVID-19 may be forcing virtual conferences, distance learning and Zoom meetings, it changes nothing for the thousands of teenagers and young adults who struggle with substance use disorders. As…

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Local Government Insurance Trust: Protecting Maryland’s Counties, Cities, and Towns

Don’t miss this MACo Summer Series Solutions Showcase! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Join us Thursday, July 16, as we take a deep dive into the latest services and protections offered by our Platinum Corporate Partner, Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). Title: Local Government Insurance Trust: Protecting Maryland’s Counties, Cities, and Towns Description: LGIT’s Executive Director Tim Ailsworth will give a live overview of insurance products and…

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