MACo Welcomes New Policy Team Member, Dominic Butchko

The MACo Staff gladly welcomes Dominic Butchko, who joins the policy team as Associate Director, and will be contributing at the upcoming Summer Conference. Dominic Butchko joins MACo with credentials from both county and municipal government, and track record of achievement at both levels. "Mr. Butchko has been working within county government and has seen how we can succeed, but also has hands-on experience as a municipal official," said Executive Director Michael Sanderson. "He'll draw…

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MACo Policy Team Welcomes Brianna January

MACo is pleased to welcome Brianna January, new MACo Associate Director, who is joining the policy team and will be at the Summer Conference. Brianna January brings experience with the Maryland General Assembly, and her background in writing and policy, to her new role with MACo as Associate Director. "Ms. January already knows the halls of Annapolis, and how to get things done here. Add to that her media savvy and research record, and I…

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MACo Staff Welcomes Sofia Pablos-Aguirre

Sofia Pablos-Aguirre has joined MACo's Member Services Team, and will be the first face that our visitors see as our new Office Coordinator. Be sure to say hello at #MACoCon! MACo's newest staff member, Sofia Pablos-Aguirre has recently relocated to Prince George's County from Southern Florida. She has joined the MACo staff as Office Coordinator, and will be managing the office and contributing as part of MACo's Member Services team, helping to coordinate education and…

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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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