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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MACo Summer Series – 9 Weeks of Online Learning, Starting July 1

MACo's Summer Series will offer 9 weeks of online learning beginning July 1 to provide open dialogue and resources as we all navigate these uncertain times. The series will be free to MACo Members, thanks to MACo's Corporate Partners. With the cancellation of the 2020 MACo Summer Conference due to COVID-19 precautions, MACo has been working on an alternative plan to provide educational resources to county officials and professionals and the wider community in Maryland.…

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Challenging Times, Heavy Decisions: MACo’s Statement on the 2020 Summer Conference

MACo's highly-anticipated Summer Conference, scheduled for August 19-22, 2020, will have a new look this year. Every year, nearly 3,000 people plan to attend MACo's Summer Conference in Ocean City, MD. The event consists of 4 days of educational sessions, a 60-booth one-day technology expo, and a 250-booth two-day tradeshow - all focusing on the needs of county governments and working toward ways to solve the governance challenges of the day. This year, due to…

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Deadline Approaching for #MACoCon Session Proposals – Submit Yours Today!

The deadline for MACo's 2020 Summer Conference speaking proposals is April 15 - submit yours today! MACo's 2020 Summer Conference will be held on August 19-22 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. (As of this writing, MACo plans to hold the conference as scheduled, but will decide in early July if COVID-19 concerns necessitate the conference be canceled - if so, all registrations, sponsorships, and exhibit fees will be refunded) The…

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Back and Better Than Ever – You Don’t Want to Miss the #MACoCon Tech Expo

MACo is proud to present the Summer Conference Tech Expo on Wednesday of Summer Conference for intense hands-on training in new and developing technologies. Expanded exhibit hall features 63 technology-focused vendors. MACo's 2020 Summer Conference will explore strategic planning, evolving service delivery, advancing technologies, land use challenges, and fiscal obstacles – all of which constitute the fabric of local leadership. As always, the conference will feature 4 days of educational sessions along with meetings, briefings,…

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Summer #MACoCon Sponsorship Brochure is Now Online!

The Sponsorship Brochure for our Summer Conference (August 19-22, 2020) has just been released! Opportunities are available for organizations to increase their visibility and connect with Maryland’s top decision makers! This year’s Summer Conference Theme is “2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality,” and topics to be discussed include strategic planning, evolving service delivery, advancing technologies, land use challenges, and fiscal obstacles – all of which constitute the fabric of local leadership. Sponsorships must be secured…

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