Powerful Progress: Unveiling Maryland’s Best Cities for Women to Launch Careers

In an article published by Augsburg University in Minneapolis, U.S. cities were ranked based on criteria that indicate the degree to which women are set up to succeed in their careers. In their analysis, two Maryland cities, Baltimore and Frederick made it on the top 15 list coming in at 6th and 9th respectively. Methodology: How the university ranked the cities After evaluating 399 U.S. principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) the university scored…

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2023 Session: Recap and Wrap-Ups

Catch up on all of the latest outcomes of the 2023 Maryland General Assembly session with wrap-ups on important county-related bills in each policy area. In addition to the swearing-in of a new governor, comptroller, attorney general, and legislators alike, the 445th legislative session kicked off with more relaxed health and safety measures compared to the turbulence of the last few years. With the 2023 session in the books, it's time to take stock. As…

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2023 End of Session Wrap-Up: Public Information and Ethics

The segment below provides a brief overview of MACo’s work in the area of public information and ethics in the 2023 General Assembly.  County governments gather and maintain public information as part of their various functions. Compliance with the Maryland Public Information Act and maintenance of a high level of ethics in all government practices are priorities throughout the administrative agencies and legislative bodies of Maryland’s county governments. Through its advocacy and professional education in…

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Registration Open – First Amendment Audit Course

The Local Government Insurance Trust will offer a course titled, "First Amendment Audit - What You Need To Know," in College Park, MD. First Amendment audits are more and more common these days and typically involve individuals intending to film or take photos in public places. Understanding the rights  afforded and limits imposed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution can bolster your teams ability to ensure an uneventful audit. Join LGIT for this…

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Todd Turner Confirmed for Office of Ethics in Prince George’s

Todd Turner is set to begin his new role as Executive Director of the Office of Ethics and Accountability in Prince George's on December 5, 2022. Turner has served in the District 4 seat of the Prince George's County Council since his election to the office in 2014. He also served as co-chair of the county council in 2018 and council chair in 2019 and 2020. A friend of MACo, Turner served for many years…

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Read more about the article Carroll Selects Police Accountability Board Members
Carroll County Board of County Commissioners - courtesy of the Maryland Manual On-Line Left to right: Dennis E. Frazier, Stephen A. Wantz, Edward C. Rothstein, C. Richard Weaver, Christopher E. Bouchat.
Carroll Selects Police Accountability Board Members

On Tuesday, September 27th, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners confirmed five members to the county’s first-ever police accountability board (PAB). Under the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021, counties must establish PABs, Administrative Charging Committees (ACCs), and trial boards. PABs will receive complaints of police misconduct, review police disciplinary trends, and work with local law enforcement to improve policing. ACCs will receive investigatory reports of police misconduct and determine levels of discipline, whereas trial boards will…

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Baltimore County Confirms Police Accountability Board Members

On Monday, September 19th, the Baltimore County Council provided near unanimous consent to County Executive Johnny Olszewski's nine nominees to the County's first-ever Police Accountability Board (PAB). As discussed in previous Conduit Street coverage, under the 2021 Police Accountability Act, each Maryland county must create several police oversight bodies, including an administrative charging committee (ACC), PAB, and trial board. PABs review and oversee police misconduct complaints from the public and ACCs receive completed investigatory reports…

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