Maryland Association of Counties Summer 2023 Event
Maryland Works attended MACo's Summer Conference in August, an event that brought together approximately 3,000 leaders from all levels of government and the private sector. With four days of educational sessions, exhibit shows, and meetings it was a great opportunity to connect with leaders from other counties.
The 2023 Summer Conference followed the 2022 elections, with new leaders at the county and state levels. “Where the Rubber Meets the Road," the conference's theme, was a focus on how county government delivers for Maryland’s communities. Counties are the driving force that “gets things done” at the local level. From everyday services like trash and wastewater to longer-range efforts like infrastructure maintenance and land use planning, Maryland counties are working hard to keep their communities healthy and thriving. This conference covered the wide range of county services and the top policy issues of the day, including workforce recruitment and retention, affordable housing, community construction, and early childhood education, among others.