Every year, MACo offers an Annapolis Immersion training program to help county advocates navigate the Maryland General Assembly Session.
*** Notice: 2021 Annapolis Immersion Training***
MACo will not host an in-person training for 2021. Please stay tuned to Conduit Streetwhere we will share any information we receive about the structure of the 2022 General Assembly Session (virtual, hybrid, etc.) and detailed instructions for how to submit testimony and participate in hearings.
The training features segments on the following topics:
Overview of the General Assembly Session and the Legislative Process
What is MACo and its Role in the Legislative Process?
The Fiscal Note Process
The Bond Bill and Budget Hearing Process
Tips on Testifying
Walking Tour of the State Capitol, Senate, and House Buildings
These topics will be covered by MACo staff, experts from the Department of Legislative Services, and appropriate staff members from House or Senate Committees.
This training has a great mix of information for both seasoned officials and those new to participating in the General Assembly Session. It is appropriate for newly elected officials and new county staff members as an introductory course, but it is also a great refresher course for seasoned elected officials and staff.
Registration is free and is ONLY OPEN to MACo members (Maryland county elected and appointed officials and county professionals).
This event is a membership benefit for MACo Members – only Maryland county elected officials and county staff members are invited to attend. If space is available, other individuals may register for a fee. Please email Allison to be added to the waitlist.