Officials Work to Crack the Code for Successful Affordable Housing Initiatives

Affordable housing is a hot button issue that can polarize and paralyze communities. At the MACo Summer Conference session, "Breaking Barriers and Building Consensus Around Affordable Housing," attendees heard from experts and county colleagues about the challenges counties face addressing the issues and the ways they can work with communities and stakeholders unify around productive local solutions.  Nicola Y. Whiteman, Esq., Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Erin Bradley, Vice President of Government Affairs…

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The Surprising Ways the Climate Impacts Public Health (And What Counties Can Do About It)

What do salmonella, septic systems, Lyme disease, Dengue Fever, and animal populations have in common? They were all topics of discussion for the ways in which the climate is impacting public health at the MACo Summer Conference session, "The Climate-Health Connection Will Blow You Away." Sara Lou Trescott, Environmental Health Director for Washington County set the stage with an overview of the connection between the climate and public health. Trescott touched upon the environmental health…

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County Officials and Chief Information Security Officer John Evans Connect at Cybersecurity Forum

  The future of cybersecurity in Maryland is not only a hot topic around the state. It was a hot topic at the MACo Summer Conference! At the "Cybersecurity Forum" attendees were afforded the opportunity to discuss the topic with the new State Chief Information Security Officer, John Evans.    Evans provided brief updates on his new role and vision for cybersecurity in Maryland and spent the majority of the forum answering questions from audience members.…

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Who’s Ready to Feast?! #MACoCon

The MACo Crab Feast is a highlight of conference and a "can't miss" event! Picnic fare will be served in addition to the all-Maryland crabs! The Klassix will be on the stage for your listening pleasure and Lollipop the Clown will entertain the young and the young-at-heart with face-painting, crafts, games, and balloon animals! MACo would like to thank the companies sponsoring our crab feast: Aetna AT&T BGE CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company…

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Thank you to our Tech Expo Sponsors! #MACoCon

MACo would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the Tech Expo at MACo's Summer Conference: Google Cloud (Lead Sponsor) Check Point Software Technologies (Co-Sponsor) Earth Data Inc. (Co-Sponsor) Fortinet (Co-Sponsor) Oracle (Snack Break Sponsor) Our sold out Tech Expo will feature demonstrations for leaders in the fields of AI, Cybersecurity, GIS, Telecommunications and more! Be sure to stop by and check out the many exhibits and Solutions Showcase Sessions while you're at MACo…

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Stay Hydrated at #MACoCon Crab Feast

Maryland based law firm Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC will be sponsoring the beverage cart at MACo's Summer Conference Crab Feast - making sure everyone stays hydrated. With offices located in the state capital of Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) provides an important link to principal business, commercial and governmental centers. Known for our “team approach” to the practice of law and consummate dedication to our clients’ interests,…

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Constellation Accepting Applications for 2019 Energy to Educate Grant Program

Constellation Energy is accepting applications for it's 2019 Energy to Educate grant program, which provides funding for student research projects focusing on energy innovation. Students in grades 6-12 can apply for program grants up to $25,000, and students in two- and four-year colleges can apply for grants up to $50,000. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. From Constellation: “It’s imperative that we do our part to support and encourage the next generation of…

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CVS Health Promotes Their Consumer-Focused Experience at #MACoCon

CVS Health, an American retail pharmacy and pharmacy benefits manager headquartered in Woonsocket, RI, hope you will visit their booth at the MACo Summer Conference to learn more about their consumer oriented health experience. From CVS Health: Our goal is to fundamentally transform the consumer health experience for the millions of Americans we interact with every day, while creating value for our patients and members. We have combined with Aetna to build a powerful and…

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Don’t Forget the Ice Cream! at #MACoCon Crab Feast

The Traffic Group is co-sponsoring the Ice Cream Break during MACo's Summer Conference Crab Feast. Crab Feast and Ice Cream, you say? Just one more reason to sign up for MACo's Summer Conference. Established in 1985, The Traffic Group, Inc. (TTG) – a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is one of the nation’s leading traffic engineering and transportation planning firms. TTG provides consultation on all aspects of projects dealing with the movement of vehicles and…

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WWT Asks: Is Your Cybersecurity Prepared for Threats?

World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading technology service provider, knows that local governments have a lot to juggle - managing the complexity of their current systems and safeguarding their cybersecurity for tomorrow. They've recently released a blog detailing the how they can help. From WWT's website: Assessing Current Tools and Future Cybersecurity Needs Recently, WWT helped a large Department of Defense agency rationalize its current cybersecurity tools in an all-day Ideation Workshop. WWT experts, armed…

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