Governor Moore to Deliver #MACoCon Closing Address

MACo's Summer Conference is exactly 1 week away! Don't miss the largest gathering of government leaders in Maryland - Aug 16-19, 2023. After four days of educational sessions, 2 exhibit shows (more than 300 exhibits!), and numerous networking activities, MACo's Summer Conference traditionally ends with the Governor's Closing Address. Governor Moore is confirmed to deliver the address - his first as Maryland's Governor - and MACo is honored to welcome him to the conference. Typically,…

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Dive into the Vibrant Podcast Row at #MACoCon 2023

In a world brimming with information and perspectives, podcasts have emerged as an engaging and accessible medium to explore topics that matter. Building on the resounding success of the previous year, the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) proudly presents the return of "Podcast Row" at its upcoming Summer Conference. With the convergence of government, policy, and thought leadership, this innovative event promises to be an enriching experience for both creators and listeners. A Platform for…

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The Best Way to Navigate #MACoCon – MACo’s FREE Mobile App

MACo’s Summer Conference is just ONE WEEK AWAY!   Preview the event and plan your time with our NEW mobile app – thanks to Lead Sponsor GCOM and co-sponsors, US Wind and LGIT Health. Instructions for your FREE download: (must be a registered attendee, speaker, or exhibitor to access the app) Delete any earlier MACo app you may have installed on your device Access the App Store/Google Play: Search “MACoCon” or click these links: APPLE DOWNLOAD | ANDROID DOWNLOAD…

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#MACoCon Podcast Spotlight: No Pix After Dark with US Senator Van Hollen

At the upcoming MACo Summer Conference, US Senator Chris Van Hollen will join a live recording of the award-winning No Pix After Dark Podcast for a fast-paced, Q&A-style discussion. This year's MACo Summer Conference features a live recording of the No Pix After Dark Podcast with host Aaron Dante and US Senator Chris Van Hollen. Join this session for an update on federal policy and politics, insight on how counties can make the most of…

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Marylanders Pay Less for EV Charging vs. Gas

The Washington Post recently did an analysis of charging an EV vs refilling a car with gas. The data shows charging to be significantly cheaper.  A recent analysis conducted by the Washington Post shows that nationally drivers that charge their vehicles spend less money compared to drivers that refill their gas tanks. In all 50 states and in all three popular car types (trucks, SUVs, and sedans) it was cheaper to use electrons over fossil…

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Maryland Receives $6.6 M in Federal Grants To Advance Apprenticeships, Public Service

The Maryland Department of Labor received $6.6 million through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to help expand apprenticeships throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Labor (MDL) received $6.6 million through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to help expand apprenticeships throughout the state. Maryland was one of only seven states to receive a competitive award under the program and received the second-highest award overall. Registered apprenticeship is a proven…

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Johns Hopkins’ Dr. David Steiner on The Wild West of American Education

David Steiner: The fundamental cause of poor outcomes is that policy leaders have eroded the instructional core & designed our education system for failure. The American public education system is unique in many facets, some of which set it apart from leaders in education in not-so-intended ways. In a recent article for education reporting and analysis site The74, Dr. David Steiner, director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, examines the American education system…

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Counties Compile Virtual Catalogues of Police Accountability Board Meetings

Easy and consistent access is available for video recordings of many Police Accountability Board meetings throughout Maryland.  The civilian oversight process has been established in all twenty-four jurisdictions across Maryland. These boards are subject to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act and are required to make meeting recordings, agendas, and minutes available to the public within the scope of the law. With publications and compiled lists of meeting details, counties across Maryland are enhancing…

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When the Money Runs Out: Serving Communities After ARPA at #MACoCon

#MACoCon audiences to hear from an expert panel on how human services will continue to meet the needs of residents with federal ARPA funding coming to a close.  The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is the most common way people refer to the influx of cash that came to local and state governments in an attempt to bolster services and resources during the COVID-19 federal emergency. There were multiple waves of funding and the restrictions…

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Safeguarding Critical County Systems & Data

MACo’s 2023 Summer Conference Solutions Showcase features thought leaders and industry experts presenting resources and best practices to assist local governments. Check out this session hosted by NXT LLC!  About NXT LLC: NXT serves Maryland and other states' residents with proven methods for technology management, solution development, management consulting, and cybersecurity. Their consultants bring commercial best-practices to support complex, scaled initiatives in the State & Local industry. They partner with clients to drive improved outcomes…

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