MACo Winter Conference: New Tech for Parks and Rec

Park leaders discussed the growing importance of public spaces in the pandemic and how technology helped them meet new challenges and opportunities.  Parks and public spaces are evolving to include more than the traditional outdoor offerings. As broadband becomes a larger part of everyday life, parks are incorporating technology into their larger operations to improve engagement with and connectivity to public facilities, programs, and services. Panelists discussed next-level technology and how parks can play a…

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MACo Appoints Seven to AG’s Opioid Settlement Workgroup
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (source: Maryland Manual Online)
MACo Appoints Seven to AG’s Opioid Settlement Workgroup

On Friday, November 5th, MACo submitted the names of seven county officials to the Maryland Attorney General's Office to participate in the Johnson and Johnson opioid settlement workgroup. The workgroup is a partnership between the Attorney General, MACo, and the Maryland Municipal league to both discuss the current settlement proposal and mutually agree on potential revisions. MACo's appointments include: James R. Benjamin, Jr., County Attorney, Baltimore County Hamilton F. Tyler, Deputy County Attorney, Anne Arundel…

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Don’t Forget to Register for Academy for Excellence Winter Series Courses: “Public Information Act” and “Conducting Effective Meetings”

MACo’s Winter Series is almost complete. Be sure to register for our highly popular Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Core Courses, “Public Information Act” (Dec 16) and “Conducting Effective Meetings” (Dec 17). WINTER 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. Public Information Act (December 16, 10:00 - 11:30 pm) -…

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The Future of Transportation is Approaching at 311 MPH!

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on how transportation can transform how you live, work, and travel. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on the development of a superconducting maglev system and the importance of this service to the Maryland economy.  Northeast Maglev, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on the future of Maryland transportation. Register for MACo’s Winter…

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What’s In It For Me? The True ROI of a Bulletproof Benefit Program

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on how to build a benefits program that will be the top tool in your recruitment and retention toolbox. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on benefits administration and employee engagement. American Fidelity, a MACo Endorsement Partner, will host this LIVE session to share valuable insights and answer YOUR questions. Can't make the live session but have…

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Are You In Control of Your Health Care Costs?

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on ways to control your health care costs. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. This session will focus on how to handle the rise of health care costs and how you control this rise.  LGIT Health, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on managing your health care costs while still offering exceptional coverage for your employees. Register…

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Shifts in IT Strategy – Defining the Digital Workspace in a Post-COVID World

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on the importance of technology in and beyond an unsettled environment. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. During this session, learn about the importance of keeping up with technology in the workplace.  World Wide Technologies (WWT), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session on shifts in your digital strategies to create a more successful work environment. Register for…

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Get the Most Out of Your Water and Wastewater Operations

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on water supply and wastewater treatment systems. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. During this session, explore the ins and outs of water supply and wastewater treatment codes and regulations.  NORESCO, a MACo Silver Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on best water and wastewater practices for your county. Register for MACo’s Winter Series to attend the session. Value What’s…

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Government Fiduciary Reporting Standards Update – Are You in the Know?

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on GASB Fiduciary Reporting. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. During this session, review best practices for reporting GASB statements. Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, will host a prerecorded session on any changes to the GASB Fiduciary Reporting Statement. Register for MACo’s Winter Series to attend the session. How Is Your County Handling the GASB Fiduciary Reporting Statement? …

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Learn to Support Employee and Community Mental Health During a Pandemic

Don’t miss MACo’s Winter Series session on ways to support community mental health issues during difficult times. MACo’s Winter Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. In our current atmosphere, learn the importance of supporting mental health among your counties. Kaiser Permanente, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, will host a pre-recorded session on supporting mental health strategies you can use for your county. Register for MACo’s Winter Series to attend…

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