Staff & Contact Information

Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)

169 Conduit Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: 410.269.0043     Fx: 410.286.1775

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Michael Sanderson

Executive Director | Michael Sanderson

Guides the overall vision and operations of the Association, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee, and provides strategic direction over legislative advocacy. Liaison to MACo's County Administrators Affiliate. Trustee of the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). Third Vice President of the National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE). Co-hosts MACo's Conduit Street Podcast.

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Virginia White

Deputy Director | Virginia White

Leads the daily operations of the Association and its staff, contributing to the overall strategic direction of MACo regarding services and resources. Leads the Member Services team by coordinating all events, overall communications, marketing, outreach, and partnership plans. Manages all facets of conferences and events for the Association. Contributes to advocacy campaigns and legislative testimony processes. Liaison to MACo's Board of Directors, the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Financial Services Center, and NACo's High Performance Leadership Academy.

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Policy Team

Kevin Kinnally

Legislative Director | Kevin Kinnally

Leads MACo policy staff in review of legislation and coordinates advocacy to advance county positions. Contributes to MACo publications and co-hosts MACo's Conduit Street Podcast. 
Policy Areas: Elections, Emergency Services, Finance, Information Technology, State Budget and Fiscal Issues, and Taxes and Revenues 
Liaison to MACo's Budget & Finance, Emergency Managers, and Information Technology Affiliates, along with Elections Officials, and the Tax Collectors Affinity group (within MDGFOA).

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Brianna January

Associate Policy Director | Brianna January

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. 
Policy Areas: Education, Schools and Capital Facilities, Employee Benefits and Relations, Business Affairs, and Pensions. 
Liaison to MACo's Human Resources Affiliate, Women of MACo and Large County Coalition Chapter Organizations, County Procurement Officers, County Local Management Boards, and Education Groups

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Dom Butchko

Associate Policy Director | Dominic J. Butchko

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. 
Policy Areas: Environment, Planning and Zoning, Transportation and Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Intergovernmental Relations, and Housing and Community Development. 
Liaison to MACo's Parks and Recreation, Engineers, and Planners Affiliates, along with the Rural County Coalition Chapter Organization, and the MACo County Legislative Staffers Group.

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Associate Policy Director | Sarah Sample

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications.
Policy Areas: Public Safety and Corrections, Public Information and Ethics, Government Liability and Courts, and Health and Human Services. 
Liaison to MACo's Health, Human Services, Corrections, Environmental Health, and Attorneys Affiliates, along with Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, Maryland Sheriffs Association, and the County Officials Diversity Caucus Chapter Organization.

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Member Services Team

Allison Valliant

Membership Coordinator | Allison Valliant

Serves as the keeper of MACo’s membership data, events registration, and legislative tracking functions. Ensures accuracy of information for use in communications, corporate relations, events, and other outreach activities. Functions as primary liaison for newly elected officials and secondary liaison to all affiliate groups and chapter organizations, facilitating their roles and activities and pursuing opportunities for growth in member participation. Co-editor of MACo's website.

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Victoria

Communications Coordinator | Victoria Maas

Manages the Association’s communications channels, including the Conduit Street blog, social media, and MACo’s weekly e-newsletter. Assists with the production of MACo’s Conduit Street Podcast. Promotes county news and interest items and facilitates information-sharing among the membership. Serves as the liaison to members of the press and county Public Information Officers. Co-editor of MACo's website. 

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Sofia Pablos-Aguirre

Office Coordinator | Sofia Pablos-Aguirre

Serves as the hub of office operations by maintaining the facility, managing office/vendor relationships, and coordinating in-house meetings, particularly MACo's Legislative Committee meetings. Facilitates phone and email inquiries and leads or supports other projects to advance the Association's work. 

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Corporate Relations Manager | Regina Brzozowsky

Facilitates opportunities for corporate entities to connect with MACo’s members and conference participants. Coordinates and implements partnerships, sponsorships, and exhibit shows. 

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