Blueprint Accountability Board Holds Second Meeting

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) met for the second time on November 29. The second meeting comes after the AIB got a late start, only holding its first meeting on November 15, several months after the intended start. The November 29 meeting opened with a presentation from Kirwan Commission Chair Brit Kirwan on the background of the Blueprint and the subsequent reforms to Maryland's public education system. The AIB was then briefed…

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State Fire Marshal on Kari’s Law: Compliance Checks Underway

The Maryland State Fire Marshal is raising awareness about Kari’s Law, which requires multi-line telephone systems — such as those in hotels, schools, and large businesses — to automatically dial 9-1-1 without requiring users to enter a prefix such as “9” to reach an outside line. HB 989 / SB 714 – Public Safety – 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System – Alterations, an omnibus bill based on recommendations from the Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1…

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Howard Street Tunnel Expansion Underway

Governor Larry Hogan and others broke ground today on the expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore City.  Governor Larry Hogan was joined by transportation officials and private sector leaders in breaking ground on the expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore City. The expansion of the tunnel will allow for double stacking of freight cars, allowing more cargo to pass through the port. The Governor was joined by Senator Ben Cardin, CSX…

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Montgomery Libraries to Hold Free Job Seeking and Entrepreneurship Couching and Workshops

Throughout the month of December, Montgomery County Public Libraries will host online workshops and one-on-one career coaching geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs. Every Monday in December from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the Montgomery County Public Library System will hold Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HIRE) for job seekers to meet virtually, one-on-one with career counselors. Register for a one-on-one career counseling session using the links below: Monday, Dec. 6 Monday, Dec. 13 Monday, Dec. 20 Monday, Dec. 27 Additionally, throughout the month…

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State to Consider Next Steps for Masks in Schools at Dec. 1 Meeting

On Wednesday, December 1, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and State Board of Education (SBOE) will meet to discuss public input and next steps on masking in schools. The virtual meeting, which was announced earlier this week, is a follow-up to a November 16 meeting that featured public input and testimony from local education leaders and national public health leaders. Maryland’s current mask mandate requires masks to be worn in all public school facilities, a measure…

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Montgomery Adding More Rent Relief to Budget

Today, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced $48.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding, including rental assistance, will be included in Montgomery's Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Montgomery will be receiving $34 million in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) 2 funds from the United States Department of the Treasury, $7.7 million for Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar (Latino Health Initiative) and the African American Health Program (AAHP), and $6.8 million toward food…

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2 Ways to Close Out Your Time at #MACoCon

MACo’s Winter Conference (Dec 8-10, 2021) will be packed with information about how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead for Maryland. We’re pushing the content right up until the last minute…see why Friday is just as “can’t miss” as Wednesday… Here are two ways to end your Friday that will leave you thinking about next steps for your county: 1. 2022 General Assembly Forecast What’s in store for the 2022 legislative session? From…

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MACo 2021 County Innovation Award Winners Champion Small Businesses and Workforce Development Recovery

MACo’s County Innovation Award was established to recognize superb and leading-edge county programs that improve overall quality-of-life and service delivery for a county’s residents. The Honorable Ingrid Turner, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Associate Judge, MACo Past President, and former Prince George’s County Council Member instituted this award during her term as MACo President in 2012. The award is now a collaboration of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance and MACo, with support from the Local Government…

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Winner Announced! MACo Celebrates Leaders in Public Service with 2021 Praisner Award

MACo’s Marilyn J. Praisner Public Service Award was established to honor the legacy of former Montgomery County Council Member, Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Past President, and beloved public servant Marilyn J. Praisner. The award recognizes those current or former elected county officials who have demonstrated outstanding service to a county, his or her constituents, and MACo. The award is a collaboration of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance and MACo, with support from the Local…

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Be Inspired! Join Carolyn Mozell at the Women of MACo & Diversity Caucus Reception

On Wednesday evening of MACo's Winter Conference, attend the Women of MACo & Diversity Caucus Reception to be inspired and encouraged by Guest Speaker Carolyn Mozell. A compassionate leader, communicator and connector passionate about putting more kindness into the world through leadership, Carolyn Mozell has served in some of the highest levels of local government leadership for over 25 years. According to her website bio, ​Carolyn has been an advisor to business owners, City Council…

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