Advertise in the 2011-2012 Directory of County Officials

Are you looking to generate business with local governments? Are you interested in new promotional opportunities?  Advertise in MACo's biennial publication Directory of County Officials that is relied upon by Maryland government officials as a reference for contact information for  County, State, and Federal elected and appointed officials.  This 400+ page Directory, compiled and published by MACo contains the following information: County Elected and Appointed Officials by County Counties and County Seats Map Counties Fact…

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Inclement Weather Procedures for MACo and Annapolis Meetings

As bad weather has already reached Maryland, and the legislative session is in full swing, MACo wants our members and meeting participants to have easy and timely access to information on Annapolis events. On any day with inclement weather, MACo will post information to the blog site on its policy for that day as early as possible -- usually by 7:30am. Here are a few guidelines and procedures for events: The General Assembly - Bill…

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MACo Meetings *ON* for January 26

MACo's series of meetings scheduled for the morning of January 26 will go on as scheduled: Education Committee meeting at 10am Tax Committee meeting at 10am Legislative Committee meeting at 10:30am We encourage our members to drive safely and take precautions as needed.

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Follow MACo on Twitter!

The Maryland Association of Counties has launched a  Twitter page to provide quick updates on the on-goings of the Association.  Follow our page for MACo legislative action, General Assembly news and  conference updates.

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Governor O’Malley Installs 2011 MACo Leadership

During the MACo Winter Conference, Governor Martin O'Malley installed the 2011 MACo Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The 16-member Board consists of both new and familiar faces; all bringing expertise in local government to the Association.  MACo's newly installed officers are: Ken Ulman, Howard County – President Ingrid M. Turner, Prince George’s County – First Vice President Richard M. Pollitt, Jr., Wicomico County – Second Vice President Thomas G. Duncan, Talbot County – Secretary Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County – Treasurer David R.…

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MACo Meetings & Events Coordinator Position Available

The full-time position of Meetings and Events Coordinator is available at the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo).  Principal responsibilities include coordinating conference/event logistics, including site selection, program development, vendor relations, and general event oversight to ensure highly regarded and effective meetings and conferences. The successful candidate possesses excellent planning, organizational, communication and written skills; can accomplish many and varied tasks, and has good interpersonal skills to communicate with members, staff, attendees, presenters, and vendors; is…

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Enrollment Now Open for 2011 MACo Corporate Partner Program

County governments are always looking for new ways to deliver efficient and effective services to their constituents. In 2010, the MACo Corporate Partner Program was established to provide a forum for companies and organizations to market themselves to county decision-makers. Through the exchange of ideas and information, lasting partnerships have been formed. The Program’s current Partners represent a variety of fields including, but not limited to, energy, health, legal, banking and technology services. Enrollment is…

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June 11th Dealing with Angry People workshop in Westminster

MACo and MML are proud to offer an additional training workshop for government officials entitled, Dealing with Angry People.   The workshop is designed to help local government officials become more effective in conflict situations where anger and intense emotions can otherwise derail meetings and the important day-to-day business of governing.  The free workshop will be held in Westminster on June 11th.  To register for the workshop, please email efahey@westgov.com .  A boxed lunch can be ordered at cost.  Indicate in email when registering. Date:    …

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MACo Position on Pension Shift Proposal

Following the events of recent weeks, and some uncertainty regarding MACo's position on potential shifting of pension costs onto local employers or county governments, the MACo Board of Directors has adopted a statement on the topic: The Maryland Association of Counties, representing county elected officials throughout Maryland, has consistently opposed any proposal to shift the funding obligation for teacher pensions from the State to county governments. Public education is an essential function of the State,…

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