February 26, 2021
Vaccinations Remain Job #1
Maryland’s effort to get residents vaccinated continues to dominate the policy conversation as the top priority for government and public health leaders. The Governor announced the continued expansion of “mass vaccination” sites to further expand the reach into broad communities of eligible residents. Meanwhile, plans for a more centralized pre-registration system buoy hopes of reducing confusion and cancellations for those getting into the system. Administration leaders joined MACo this week to talk through the steps ahead, and to hear county concerns about lingering disparities in distributions and access. Conduit Street has your coverage on this critically important roll-out.
SPOTLIGHT ON LEADERSHIP

Aristotle said, “Change in all things is sweet.” From some perspectives, that may be true, but if you’ve ever experienced periods of big transformation or massive and disruptive change, you may very well take issue with Aristotle’s fervor in explaining it with such palatability.
In business and in life, even change brought about by a leader with a clear vision and proper planning can be fraught with risk and challenge. It’s for this reason that most efforts to bring about a new order of things fail. Read more...
Conduit Street Podcast Corner:

The Conduit Street Podcast is proud to present The Divide – a new podcast from Light Reading that explores the digital divide: why it still exists, where it still exists, and what needs to be done to fix it. The latest episode features the co-chairs of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force, Montgomery County Council Member Craig Rice, and Judge JD Clark of Wise County, Texas for a discussion on what the task force hopes to achieve, why FCC mapping needs an overhaul, broadband as a utility, and more. Listen now
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode Online: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
More than 11M meals have been distributed in Baltimore County thanks to volunteers!
Montgomery presents a proclamation recognizing National Teen Dating Violence & Prevention Month
Harford Exec Glassman films for the Rooted in Agriculture Symposium
Corporate Partner Corner

Moser Consulting, a Bronze MACo Corporate Partner, offers a podcast episode on green IT.
Moser Consulting has a proud twenty-four-year history of adeptly supporting the vital missions and services of Federal, State and Local government customers, as well as Commercial customers. Moser is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with additional offices in Baltimore, Maryland, to support our Federal and State government customers in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia corridor. We are a CATS+ Master Contractor for the State of Maryland and are a trusted partner for the State of Indiana, currently performing work in 11 State agencies.

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