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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Virginia White Marks 10 Years With MACo

Join us in congratulating Member Services Director Virginia White, who this week celebrated 10 years since she joined the MACo team! Virginia White, who now leads the Member Services side of the MACo staff, has been managing MACo's conferences and events for ten years now. Through that time, MACo has enjoyed great leaps in innovation under her watch and reliable hand -- with notable growth in conference attendance and educational offerings each year. In her…

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Don’t Forget to Register for Academy for Excellence Winter Series Courses: “Public Information Act” and “Conducting Effective Meetings”

MACo’s Winter Series is almost complete. Be sure to register for our highly popular Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses, “Public Information Act” (Dec 16) and “Conducting Effective Meetings” (Dec 17). WINTER SERIES ACADEMY CORE COURSES If taken live (ie, not through the recorded version), these courses count toward Core Credit for registered Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program. Public Information Act (December 16, 10:00 - 11:30 pm) -…

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The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH!

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on how transportation can transform how you live, work, and travel. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on the development of a superconducting maglev system and the importance of this service to the Maryland economy.  Northeast Maglev, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on the future of Maryland transportation. Register for MACo’s Winter…

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Are You In Control of Your Health Care Costs?

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on ways to control your health care costs. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on how to handle the rise of health care costs and how you control this rise.  LGIT Health, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on managing your health care costs while still offering exceptional coverage for your employees. Register…

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Kevin Kinnally to Lead MACo Policy Team as Legislative Director

Kevin Kinnally, a MACo veteran of nearly five years, will serve as Legislative Director. Kevin Kinnally will take on the leadership role in MACo's policy development and advocacy, becoming MACo's Legislative Director. The progression continues his advance in serving Maryland counties through policy advocacy. "I am very confident of Kevin's abilities, and his commitment to the Association and our mission. He will work very hard for the counties' benefit," said Executive Director Michael Sanderson. He…

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Shifts in IT Strategy – Defining the Digital Workspace in a Post-COVID World

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on the importance of technology in and beyond an unsettled environment. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. During this session, learn about the importance of keeping up with technology in the workplace.  World Wide Technologies (WWT), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session on shifts in your digital strategies to create a more successful work environment. Register for…

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Government Fiduciary Reporting Standards Update – Are You in the Know?

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on GASB Fiduciary Reporting. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. During this session, review best practices for reporting GASB statements. Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on any changes to the GASB Fiduciary Reporting Statement. Register for MACo’s Winter Series to attend the session. How Is Your County Handling the GASB Fiduciary Reporting Statement? …

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Learn to Support Employee and Community Mental Health During a Pandemic

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on ways to support community mental health issues during difficult times. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. In our current atmosphere, learn the importance of supporting mental health among your counties. Kaiser Permanente, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, will host a pre-recorded session on supporting mental health strategies you can use for your county. Register for MACo’s Winter Series to attend…

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