The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Government and K-12 Education #MACoSummerSeries

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on the impact of COVID-19 on education and local government! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. UnitedHealthcare, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on the impact of COVID-19 on education and local government. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend the session. Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Government and K-12 Education Description: COVID-19 is pressuring local…

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Retooling Your Budget in Times of Crisis

During a live forum, panelists provided updates on state and local budgets and revenue forecasts, along with strategies for how counties can best prepare for future fiscal uncertainties. During the MACo’s Summer Series session “Back to Basics - Retooling Your Budget in Times of Crisis” state and local budget experts discussed the fiscal ramifications of an economy badly battered by the coronavirus pandemic, looked ahead to the next session of the Maryland General Assembly, and…

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The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on advancing transportation technology! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Investment in infrastructure projects that could boost local economies is just one area of focus. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend a live session hosted by Northeast Maglev, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner. Title: The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH Description: Now more than ever, investment in infrastructure…

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RALI MD Creates RALI Cares to Spot Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has recently taken a backseat to coronavirus coverage, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. RALI MD, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, has created an educational exhibit to help readers spot the warning signs of substance abuse disorders. From RALI MD: While COVID-19 may be forcing virtual conferences, distance learning and Zoom meetings, it changes nothing for the thousands of teenagers and young adults who struggle with substance use disorders. As…

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Don’t Forget to Register for Academy for Excellence #MACoSummerSeries Courses: “Ethics” and “Open Meetings”

MACo's Summer Series is well underway. Be sure to register for our highly popular Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses, "Ethics" (Jul 30) and "Open Meetings" (Aug 6). SUMMER SERIES ACADEMY CORE COURSES If taken live (ie, not through the recorded version), these courses count toward Core Credit for registered Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program. View additional Academy credit courses. Ethics (July 30, 12:30 pm – 2:00…

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Improve Your Data and Analytics Strategy with Moser Consulting!

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on improving your data and analytics strategies! MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Developing a strong data and analytics strategy is just one of the challenges facing local governments. Register for MACo’s Summer Series to attend a live session hosted by Moser Consulting, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner. Title: Developing a Data & Analytics Strategy Description: An effectively designed and well implemented…

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New Summer Series Bonus Sessions Announced!

Our successful Summer Series is nearly halfway through, but we have more exciting bonus content to share from our Corporate Partners! Our Corporate Partners and Endorsement Partners are experts in their fields. Through them we’ll learn best practices and hear their first hand experiences on an array of topics – from COVID-19’s impact on local government, to telehealth, to data analytics – and more! Here are the latest Solutions Showcase sessions from our dedicated partners:…

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MEDC Chairman: Hold Broadband Suppliers Accountable for Underserved Areas

In a meeting of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, Chairman Anirban Basu said he believes that Maryland should impose a tax on internet companies that do not offer service to all. Many communities in Maryland lack internet access, causing residents to "endanger themselves" in the pandemic as they must travel to areas where internet access is readily available said Basu. From Maryland Matters: “If I were governor, I would impose a hefty tax on broadband…

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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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