Summer #MACoCon Sponsorship Brochure is Now Online!

The Sponsorship Brochure for our Summer Conference (August 19-22, 2020) has just been released! Opportunities are available for organizations to increase their visibility and connect with Maryland’s top decision makers! This year’s Summer Conference Theme is “2020 Vision: Today's Roadmap, Tomorrow's Reality,” and topics to be discussed include strategic planning, evolving service delivery, advancing technologies, land use challenges, and fiscal obstacles – all of which constitute the fabric of local leadership. Sponsorships must be secured…

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Increased Trail Traffic Discussion at #MACoCon

As more and more people utilize trails for recreational purposes and even commuting, local jurisdictions are looking to update their laws and regulations to address congestion and new technologies including electric bikes and scooters. At the MACo Winter Conference session "Sharing the Trail: Bicycles, Pedestrians, and Now…E-Scooters?!?" attendees had the opportunity to hear from stakeholders on how counties are dealing with shifting user preferences. Stephen Lafferty, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of the County Executive, Baltimore…

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MACo Installs 2020 Board of Directors at Winter Conference

On Thursday evening, December 5, 2019, Senator Guy Guzzone installed the MACo Board of Directors for 2020. The installation took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland during the MACo Winter Conference Inaugural Banquet. The 2020 slate of Members and Officers are as follows: Officers: Sharon Green Middleton, Council Vice President, Baltimore City – President Barry Glassman, County Executive, Harford County – Past President John Olszewski, County Executive, Baltimore County -…

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Pick a Song, Any Song. Winter #MACoCon’s Gets Musical.
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Pick a Song, Any Song. Winter #MACoCon’s Gets Musical.

Winter #MACoCon has something for everyone, including...music? Yes! Winter Conference has two highly popular musical events for you to attend. Dueling Pianos, sponsored by Platinum Partner WGL Energy, takes place after the Welcoming & Awards Banquet on Wednesday night, from 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm in Windjammer Conference Room. Alexander & Cleaver and Workday are sponsoring our Karaoke night, following the Inaugural Banquet, from 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm, also in Windjammer. You won't want…

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You Don’t Want to Miss Our Banquets at #MACoCon

MACo's Winter Conference is just days away! Local leaders from both the private and public sector will join together in Cambridge, Maryland to celebrate the year's accomplishments and look toward the future, with the 2020 Maryland General Session right around the corner. Our Welcoming & Awards Banquet, and the Inaugural Banquet are two of the biggest highlights of our conference. Welcoming & Awards Banquet | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm…

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Are You Sitting on an Asset? Schneider Electric Will Help You Find Out at #MACoCon

MACo Winter Conference sponsor Schneider Electric wants to help you drive revenue and boost economic development with their latest innovations in energy performance contracting. Utilizing Innovations in Energy Performance Contracting to Achieve Community Goals Are you sitting on an asset? It’s time to stop looking at your utility bills as a sunk cost. The business case for performance contracting & alternative financing is strong – it’s not just about energy, it’s about funding big ambitions!…

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Kaiser Permanente Wants You to Focus on Self-Care at #MACoCon

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner Kaiser Permanente will offer a Solutions Showcase session on the importance of self-care during breakfast on Friday at this year's Winter Conference. Cultivating Resilience for Total Well-Being Wellbeing goes beyond physical activity and healthy eating. Kaiser Permanente will show attendees the five pillars of wellbeing and help them understand how they can be supported in the workplace. Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:45 am to 9:15 am Don’t miss this or any…

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Reminder: Fats, Oils and Grease Go in the Trash!

American Water, a sponsor of MACo's Winter Conference, recently shared a post from their New Jersey affiliate on tips for proper disposal of cooking mediums to protect home plumbing and sewers.   From American Water's website: Next week, Thanksgiving will kick off the holiday season, bringing friends and loved ones together to celebrate, bond, and most of all eat. Many hours are spent cooking the perfect feast, but not much thought is given to cleaning…

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Maryland Counties Secure National Law Firm in Class-Action Suit Against Juul

Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP, one of the world's leading complex litigation firms, has been secured by Frederick and Montgomery counties in the growing class-action suit against electronic cigarette company Juul Labs Inc. and Altria Group, which is a 35 percent stakeholder in Juul and the parent company of Phillip Morris USA. The two Maryland counties join the state of California, and New York, which both filed suits against the company last week, according…

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Join Secretary Rona Kramer at Women of MACo Reception
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Join Secretary Rona Kramer at Women of MACo Reception

Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Rona Kramer will be the special guest speaker for #MACoCon's Women of MACo Reception on December 4. The Women of MACo chapter organization provides a forum for female elected and appointed officials and professionals to network and discuss topics related to being a female leader. All conference participants are invited to attend this reception and hear from Secretary Kramer. Secretary Kramer will be also discussing the Maryland Community for Life…

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