Howard County Gives Update on Flood Mitigation Plan

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball provided an update on the County's flood mitigation plan Monday. According to an article from WTOP: When Ball took office, the county’s plan, which he inherited, called for 10 historic buildings to be razed in the wake of devastating floods in 2016 and 2018. Ball’s plan reduced the number of buildings that had to be demolished to four. ”To date, we have now acquired nine of those buildings, and under…

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Only 3 Booths Left for Winter #MACoCon – Book Yours Today!

Don't miss out this December! Only 3 tabletops left for MACo's Winter Conference on December 4-6, 2019! Over 600 individuals will attend the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference, including Maryland's county elected officials and staff, State and Federal government representatives, legislators, and commercial representatives. The Winter Conference will be held December 4-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD. EXHIBITOR BROCHURE Why Should You Exhibit? One-on-one access to more than…

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School Boards, Counties Raise Concerns with School Construction Proposals

MACo and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) submitted letters to the School Facilities Assessment and Funding Workgroup for consideration before the Workgroup adopts its final recommendations on November 19, 2019. Both MACo and MABE identified several major policy concerns with the draft report’s recommendations and believe that the Workgroup should defer any final funding and policy recommendations until the statewide school facilities assessment has been completed. MACo's letter focused on a few…

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Harford’s State’s Attorney, Family and Children Services Partner to Provide Support to Crime Victims

Harford County's State's Attorneys Office and Office of Family and Children's Services are partnering to provide services such as therapy, counseling, case management, and safety planning to all crime victims in the county. Before the partnership, these trauma-related services were only available to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Other victims would have to navigate finding help on their own. Now all victims may have a supportive hand through the process. From The Baltimore…

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Baltimore Delegation Announces $250,000 to Curb Youth Substance Misuse

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes today announced $250,000 for two Drug-Free Community Coalitions in Baltimore to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse. The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, as part of the South East Baltimore Drug-Free Coalition and Morgan State University, as part of the Get SMART West Baltimore Drug-Free Community Coalition, each received $125,000…

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Statistics In Schools Program Launched Ahead of 2020 Census

The United States Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program aims to raise awareness around the role of schools in acquiring accurate community census counts. The program includes 67 activities that focus on math, statics and data analysis for children. The program also focuses on English Language Learner adults and children. From the Census Bureau: Overview Statistics in Schools provides more than 100 activities that you can use in any year—and whenever you have a new…

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3 Types of People You’ll Meet at Winter #MACoCon

MACo’s Winter Conference on December 4-6, 2019 will draw hundreds of individuals from across all levels of the public and private sectors to Cambridge, MD, to discuss what's next for Maryland. 1. REGISTRANTS 450 Individuals from all levels of government and the private sector (with more registering daily!) – view the list of who's attending. 2. EXHIBITORS 60 Exhibiting Organizations representing many different industries from healthcare, to retirement services, to environmental issues and more –…

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Learn How These #MACoCon Supporters Can Help You Save Time and Money

MACo's Winter Conference - coming up December 4-6, 2019 - would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Check them out and learn how they can partner with you and your county to provide cost-saving products and services. Thank you for your generous support! Sponsors: Aetna (Inaugural Banquet, Gold Corporate Partner) American Fidelity (Audio Visual Equipment) AT&T (Inaugural Banquet Host, Platinum Corporate Partner) BGE (Inaugural Banquet, Gold Corporate Partner) Baltimore Metropolitan Council…

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Winter #MACoCon Academy Electives Tackle Trauma, Traffic, and More!

Fellows of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance (County Track) are required to complete 8 Core Courses and 6 Elective Courses to earn their certificate through the University of MD's School of Public Policy – MACo will offer 5 Electives to be held at the 2019 Winter Conference. Core Courses to be offered: County Financial Management, Risk Management, and Employment Issues The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a volunteer certificate program for…

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