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Education Opportunities
Several annual conferences and events offering continuing education for elected and appointed county officials are held yearly. Many sessions qualify for credit with the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance.

The Winter Conference is held in December or January and every four years offers a half-day training for newly elected officials. The Summer Conference and Trade Show is held mid-August in Ocean City. Both events focus on education, but also offer briefings by state departments and agencies and networking opportunities. The governor addresses both conferences.

The Administrators and Attorneys Fall Conferences provide forums for discussion of legal and management issues for county administrators and attorneys. If you need help registering a County Attorney or Administrator for their respective conferences, please contact .

The Half-Day Annapolis Immersion Training allows new and veteran officials and professionals the chance to familiarize themselves with the policy-making process, the ins and outs of Annapolis during the General Assembly Session, and MACo's role in the legislative session.

A smaller, one-day Symposium event is held in the spring. The event focuses on specific topics to allow for more in-depth exploration of important issues.

Upcoming Events:

SUMMER CONFERENCE
(Held at the Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD)
August 16-19, 2017
August 15-18, 2018*
August 14-17, 2019*
August 19-22, 2020*
*Tentative

WINTER CONFERENCE
(Held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge, MD)
December 6-8, 2017
January 2-4, 2019**
**2018 is an election year, so MACo's "2018" Winter Conference will be held in January 2019. With the election held in November on 2018, this gives the newly elected officials more of an opportunity to attend the event and take advantage of MACo's highly acclaimed Newly Elected Officials Orientation. The "2019" Winter Conference will be held in December 2019.

For more information about our Conferences and Events, please contact MACo's Meetings & Events Director, Virginia White.

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