Want to Present at Summer #MACoCon? Submit a Proposal by April 15
3,000 public and private sector leaders will attend MACo's Summer Conference to discuss what's next for Maryland
Want to Present at Summer #MACoCon? Submit a Proposal by April 15

MACo’s Summer Conference is scheduled for August 18-21, 2021. Submit speaker proposals by April 15! MACo has started 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 learned during the COVID-19 pandemic response…

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Book Your Hotel for 2021 Summer #MACoCon Today!

MACo’s Summer Conference is scheduled for August 18-21, 2021 in Ocean City, MD. Book your hotel today! MACo announced in February our plans to move forward with an in-person Summer Conference. The schedule, exhibit hall registration, and attendee registration are still in the re-structuring phases as we account for new safety protocols, but we are pleased to announce the list of discounted hotel room blocks. Roland Powell Convention Center Some blocks will sell out before…

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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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MACo to State: Don’t Shortchange Community Colleges

Montgomery County Council Member Craig Rice and Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Jack Wilson, MACo’s Education Subcommittee Chair and Vice Chair, last week sent a letter to Secretary David Brinkley to fully fund Maryland's community colleges as they continue to pave the way for Marylanders to re-enter the workforce in a post-COVID economy. When the Great Recession hit Maryland’s state budget in 2009, the Cade Funding formula, which was designed to achieve equity in financing public…

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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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The MACo Book Club is Back! August 20 Virtual Meeting, “Collapse” By Jared Diamond

MACo is proud to continue its recent tradition - a "Book Club" meeting as part of our summertime offerings. The group has traditionally focused on books dealing with public policy and leadership - this summer's offering is Jared Diamond's "Collapse." MACo is proud to renew a recent tradition, a good-government themed Book Club for county officials and other stakeholders. Recent iterations have brought conference attendees together to discuss leadership, innovative budgeting, customer service, and time…

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Officials Share Paths Forward for Kirwan and Education in Maryland

During a live forum, panelists provided updates and insights into what the future looks like for a revamp of education in Maryland. During the MACo's Summer Series session "Kirwan - Where Do We Go From Here" panelists discussed the potential paths forward for Kirwan, the possibility of a veto override, and what implementation means in the midst of a pandemic. Following the presentations audience members were able to engage in a lively virtual Q&A with…

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Kirwan – Where Do We Go From Here?

Join MACo on July 22 for a dive into the Blueprint for Maryland's Future and what happens next to the vetoed legislation.  Hear from panelists on the potential paths forward for Kirwan, the possibility of a veto override, and what implementation means in the midst of a pandemic. Title: Kirwan - Where Do We Go From Here? Description: As the State and counties grapple with unprecedented budget pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kirwan…

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MACo Summer Series Schedule & Details Now Available!

MACo's Summer Series will bring county leaders and others involved in local government the timely and crucial information and discussion opportunities they need on a weekly basis. MACo announced last week that with the cancellation of the Summer Conference, a Summer Series of e-learning opportunities would be available to members and the wider government community in Maryland. MACo’s Summer Series will offer online educational and dialogue opportunities through live and interactive virtual sessions. Forums, presentations,…

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Got Vendors? We Do! Find Your Fit and Start Saving Money Today!
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Got Vendors? We Do! Find Your Fit and Start Saving Money Today!

MACo thanks those companies who had planned to attend the 2020 Summer Conference to share their expertise and insight with event attendees. Now that MACo's annual summer flagship event has been cancelled and our new Summer Series has been announced, MACo wishes to thank those companies who had planned to exhibit at the 2020 Summer Conference. These organizations, whether service- or product-oriented, all specialize in solutions - they offer cost-effective, beneficial ways to help counties…

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