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. Legislative Affairs Areas: business affairs, health and human services, government liability and courts, housing and community development, and public safety and corrections. Liaison to Administrators, Health, Human Services, Corrections, and Attorneys affiliates. Member of the Local Government Insurance Trust Board of Directors.

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Kevin Kinnally

Legislative Director |  Kevin Kinnally

Leads MACo policy staff in review of legislation to advance county positions. Works with MACo affiliate organizations to develop information helpful to MACo communications and advocacy efforts. Legislative Affairs Areas: state budget and fiscal issues, elections, finance, taxes and revenues, emergency services, pensions, and intergovernmental relations. Liaison to Budget & Finance and Emergency Management affiliates, Elections Officials, Tax Collectors Affinity Group (within MDGFOA), and the Large Counties Coalition Chapter Organization. Hosts the Conduit Street Podcast.

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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)

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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.

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Allison Valliant

Membership 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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Communications Coordinator | Victoria Maas

Coordinates 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. 

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