December 11, 2020
Facing a history-making virtual legislative session, county leaders met over the last two weeks in a series of online legislative updates and briefings to prepare for the challenging 90 days of policy-making set to begin on January 13, 2021. With the cancellation of MACo's Winter Conference - the normal venue for strategizing around the MGA session - counties instead virtually reviewed MACo policy initiatives and heard from experts on topics like solar siting, budget and revenues, and the Kirwan bill (among others). Those meetings were recorded and are available for MACo members only - contact us to receive the links.
Counties Act to
Slow the Surge:

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss the evolving plans for the Maryland General Assembly to convene safely for the 2021 Legislative Session.

Also this week, Dr. Debby Thomas joins the podcast to discuss her role at the Professional Development Academy, with an emphasis on the Academy's partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode:
Counties In Action
Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott is sworn in
Carroll County Commissioner Wantz Podcast engages and informs county residents
Harford parks offer Activity Walks as fun, socially distanced outdoor experiences

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo Endorsement Partner American Fidelity, experts in employee benefits and administration, are hosting a MACo Winter Series session on the how to build the best program for your employees. Don't miss it!

 In this session, you’ll learn from an industry expert who has worked with hundreds of employers across the country to help them evaluate costing solutions, as well as increase their overall benefit program’s value from the employee’s perspective. Gain insight about what common practices are shared by employers who have excelled in benefits administration and employee engagement. Take a deep dive into methodologies, practices, and communication that could help you recruit and retain top employees.

Date/Time: Monday, December 14 at 12:30 – 1:00 pm (LIVE)

Speaker: Dave Dunlap, Markets Manager, Eastern Region, American Fidelity Assurance Company

Registration is free (but required!) for county officials and employees. Non-county registrants pay a nominal fee (see rates).

Already registered for MACo's Winter Series? No need to register again. You will receive an email with login information for the session.

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