Washington Receives MD Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship

Washington County Government received a Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship by a Government Agency for the Claggett’s Mill Bridges by the Maryland Historical Trust on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The Claggett’s Mill Bridges were built in 1840 and 1841, and have been identified as national historic structures. The bridge rehabilitation was a federal aid project designed by KCI Technologies, Inc., and managed by the Washington County Division of Engineering with oversight by the Maryland…

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Michael Sanderson on Center Maryland’s Podcast, The Lobby

Catch Michael Sanderson on Center Maryland's podcast, The Lobby. Damian O'Doherty, host of Center Maryland's The Lobby, invited MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson to be a guest on this week's podcast. Learn more about the episode and listen below: In episode 31 of The Lobby, in celebration of Conduit Street Podcast’s recent achievement in reaching 1,000 followers, Damian jumps all the way in on county politics. Guest Michael Sanderson of the Maryland Association of Counties…

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Montgomery Wins 31 2022 NACo Achievement Awards

Montgomery County has won 31 2022 NACo Achievement Awards in multiple categories. The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2022 Achievement Awards. All winners are available in our searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2009. Montgomery's 31 awards are in the following categories: Transportation; Risk and Emergency Management; Personnel Management, Employment and Training; Parks and Recreation; Information Technology;…

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Scholarship Alert! High School Graduates Could Win $2.5K from Nationwide, NACo

Nationwide and the National Association of Counties will award high school seniors $2.5K college scholarships. To get them started, Nationwide will award four college scholarships - each worth $2,500 - to four high school seniors whose parents or grandparents participate in a NACo Deferred Compensation 457 plan. Throughout their decades of partnership, Nationwide and NACo have remained committed to helping you plan for retirement and your family's future. How to apply Complete an online application.…

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Speakers Needed for National Alliance on Mental Illness MD

The State and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maryland are collaborating on an online platform to provide information and education on mental health.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state and local level. NAMI Maryland is the NAMI state organization in Maryland. NAMI…

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April is National County Government Month: Check Out These Resources!

April is National County Government Month, and the National Association of Counties (NACo) has the resources you need to promote the importance of county government. National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. Since 1991, NACo has encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer. NACo’s NCGM resources provide a host of tools and ideas to highlight innovative programs and raise public awareness and understanding…

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ALERT: Phishing Scam Targets Unemployment Insurance Claimants in Texts

The Office of the Attorney General has been made aware of a scheme in which fraudsters are impersonating the Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Insurance in text messages. According to the Consumer Alert issued by the Attorney General's office: To protect yourself from fraud, access your BEACON claimant portal by typing the following web address into your browser, or use the MD Unemployment for Claimants mobile app. If you receive text message, or…

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2022 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Awarded Across Counties

85 grants totaling $320K have been awarded in 20 counties and Baltimore City toward environmental education, community cleanup, and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program. “Keep Maryland Beautiful grants help improve, sustain, and enhance communities all across our state,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio said. “These local initiatives also help Maryland meet our goals of cleaner water and access to green space for all our citizens.” According to a Department of Natural…

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Cecil Commission for Women Reestablished by County Executive

Cecil County Executive Hornberger has submitted five names to the County Council to reestablish the Cecil County Commission for Women.  The Commission for Women serves as an advisory board and focuses on issues of importance to women, girls, and their families. Cecil County’s Commission for Women was last active in 2011.  In conjunction with the statewide Maryland Commission for Women, Cecil County’s reestablishment will align the county with 14 other Maryland counties who feature active…

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Help for Ukraine – A Call to Action from the Baltimore Sister Cities Program

GUEST AUTHOR: Karina Mandell, Chair - Baltimore Odesa Committee Dear Community Members, I believe I speak for all of us that few imagined the situation in Ukraine would lead to such a tragedy and millions of people displaced from an independent country they call home. It may not be common knowledge that Baltimore and Odesa have been sister cities since 1974. I took up the helm recently and 6 months ago flew to meet the…

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