Winter Conference

Educational Opportunities

The Winter Conference is a three-day event and is scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Dorchester County through 2021. It draws nearly 600 county and state elected and appointed officials.

Educational session topics focus on reviewing timely issues that will be relevant during the upcoming Maryland General Assembly Session. Like the Summer Conference, there are many regional county meetings, state agency briefings, Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) committee and board meetings, and academy credit courses offered.

At the Winter Conference, there are 70 tabletop exhibits on display Wednesday & Thursday and a spouse tour is offered on Thursday of the conference.

Upcoming Winter Conference Dates

January 2-4, 2019 - View details for "Charting the Course"
Dec 4-6, 2019
Dec 9-11, 2020
Dec 8-10, 2021

Please note: There is no Winter Conference in 2018. The "2018" Winter Conference will be held in January of 2019. MACo does this for every Winter Conference following an election year, to allow newly elected officials time to be sworn-in and plan to attend the conference. MACo hosts a special program - our Newly Elected Officials Orientation - at the first Winter Conference following an election, so it is especially important that they are able to attend. The 2019, 2020, and 2021 Winter Conferences will be held in December.


Please email our Member Services Director Virginia White.