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

Manages general day-to-day operations of the Association, Board of Directors and Executive Committee (officers), and legislative advocacy. Member of the Local Government Insurance Trust Board of Directors. 

Policy Team

Kevin Kinnally

Associate Director

Kevin Kinnally

Works with policy staff to review legislation and advance county positions. Works with MACo affiliate organizations to develop information helpful to MACo communications and advocacy efforts. Legislative Affairs Areas: finance and procurement, state budget and fiscal issues, elections, taxes and revenues, emergency services, pensions, and intergovernmental relations. Liaison to County Budget & Finance Officers affiliate, Elections Officials, Procurement Officers, Tax Collectors Affinity Group, Emergency Managers, and Large Counties Coalition. Hosts the Conduit Street Podcast.

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Policy Associate

Drew Jabin

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: education, school construction and capital facilities, employee benefits and relations, transportation and public works, and information technology. Liaison to affiliates including Engineers, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

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Policy Associate

Alex Butler

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: environment, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, and public information and ethics. Liaison to affiliates including Environmental Health, Planners, and Recreation and Parks.

Member Services Team

Virginia White

Member Services Director

Virginia White

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. Assists with scheduling advocacy efforts and communications campaigns during the legislative session of the General Assembly. Facilitates MACo’s Endorsement Partners program. Liaison to the Board of Directors and the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance.
(ATTENTION, KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Please contact Virginia with your speaking inquiries)

Leslie Velasco

Administration & Finance Director

Leslie Velasco

Performs the Association's bookkeeping, accounting, and financial reporting tasks. Manages personnel issues, general office administration, telecommunications, and human resources functions. Facilitates MACo's conference exhibits registration process.

Allison Valliant

Administrative Coordinator

Allison Valliant

Maintains membership database and serves as conference registrar for attendees, speakers, and moderators. Project manager of the MACo Directory of County Officials publication. Manages office scheduling for staff and in-house meetings. Facilitates MACo's appointments process for statewide task forces, commissions, and committees.

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