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Register for the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance's Ethics Core Class in a Virtual Classroom!
On Wednesday, July 27, the Academy will offer an interactive, online version of the Ethics core class at four different locations around the state. Long-time Academy core instructor Ernie Crofoot will lead the session at the University of Maryland campus in College Park and will transmit out to the other sites. Students will be able to participate in real time at three other university locations throughout the state. Academy Fellows attending at any of these locations will receive core class credit toward Academy certification. All local government officials, however, are welcome to attend, but registration is required.

The application deadline is Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Seats are limited in each of the four locations, so early registration is encouraged. Read more about the course, including the site locations and registration fee. Register today!

For additional information, please contact Aisha Washington at 301.314.2641 or .

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Cyber Solutions: Counties in the Digital Age

August 17-20, 2016
Roland Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, Maryland

This conference will focus on  all of the ways county governments can lead with, and prepare for, the latest technology trends. From protecting county financial data to employee telecommuting to e-commerce and other economic development measures and more, there is no aspect of government service that is untouched by the evolution of the “digital age.”

Learn more about MACo's Summer Conference:

2016 Session Wrap-Up from MACo


Hot Issues: State Budget ~  County Effects of Budget
Education Funding ~ Transportation Funding

Education - School
Funding, Comm. Colleges, School Construction, and more
Environment - Lawsuit Standing, Recycling, Bay Restoration, and more
Public Safety & Corrections -
Body Cameras, Justice Reinvestment, and more
Taxes & Revenues - Property Taxes, Economic Development, and more
Liability Issues - Tort Claims Act, Personnel Files, Tri-County Councils, and more
Public Information & Ethics - New Ethics Process, Open Meetings, and more

Other Subject Areas: Business Affairs ~ Community Colleges
County Investing ~ Economic Development ~ Education Funding
Elections ~ Employee Benefits & Relations ~ Environment
Finance & Procurement ~ Government Liability & Courts
Health & Human Services ~ Income Taxes ~ Housing & Community Development ~ Parks & Recreation ~ Planning & Zoning ~ Property Tax
Public Information & Ethics ~ Public Safety & Corrections
School Construction ~ Tax & Revenues
Highway User Revenues ~ Transportation & Public Works

Shortcut image.jpgLegislative Issues: MACo InitiativesBill Tracking | MACo Testimony | Issue Papers | Committee Schedule

Hot Topics: Highway User Revenue |
Justice Reforms | County Budgets | Education | Land Use | Transportation

Important Documents/Links:
MD General Assembly | MACo Testimony Summary | Budgets & Tax Rates | Salary Survey | Local Finances | Spending Affordability

FY2017 Budget/Fiscal Links: County Effects | Fiscal Briefing | Two Year Charts | Overview of State Aid | County Revenue Outlook | Local Government Finances & Demographics

MACo's Legislative Committee, with elected officials from every Maryland jurisdiction, guides MACo's bill positions and advocacy during the legislative session

2016 Primary Election Coverage from MACo

Cover.jpg2015-2016 Directory of County Officials
The 2015-2016 Directory of County Officials has arrived. Check it out! You may view the directory online or if you wish to own a hard copy, please click on the publication order form below.
 - Online Directory
 - Publication Order Form

Enrollment in Corporate Partner Program
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Enrollment is now open for the MACo Corporate Partner Program.  Found in the Corporate Partner Program brochure is a detailed outline of the specific benefits associated with the program, as well as the different partnership levels.

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