May 22, 2020
MACo Seeks Proposals for 2021 Initiatives
The 2021 legislative session may be nearly half a year away, but it’s never too early to start planning. MACo is currently welcoming proposals for 2021 legislative initiatives. Each year, MACo’s Initiative Subcommittee reviews dozens of proposals and selects up to four issues to proactively advocate during the upcoming session. Past years have seen a wide range of MACo focus — from major budgetary topics to legal clarifications to public health measures. Those in the county community are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Make your voice heard and submit a proposal before June 15.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Mike Ricci joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson to discuss the importance of communications in a time of crisis, including why reliable data underpins both crisis planning and response.
Mike Ricci, the director of communications for Governor Larry Hogan, previously served as the director of communications for former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan and as the deputy director of communications and chief speechwriter for former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner.
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode:
Counties In Action
Frederick Exec. Jan Gardener Thanks First Responders During #EMSWeek
Howard County Recreation & Parks Promotes First-Ever Virtual Fitness Challenge
Somerset County Reminds Everyone to Practice Social Distancing and Proper Sanitation as Restrictions are Lifted

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner, AT&T , has partnered with @SesameCommunity to help children understand health emergencies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AT&T & Sesame Street in Communities bundle includes videos, activities, and coloring pages for children that aim to explain proper handwashing, good hygiene, and ways children can connect with friends and loved ones virtually. There are also articles for parents that include comfort and self-care strategies.

For more information, visit Sesame Street in Communities website.

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