Staff & Contact Information

Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)

169 Conduit Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: 410.269.0043     Fx: 410.286.1775

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Michael Sanderson

Executive Director | Michael Sanderson

Guides the overall vision and operations of the Association, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee, and provides strategic direction over legislative advocacy. Liaison to MACo's County Administrators Affiliate. Trustee of the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). Third Vice President of the National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE). Co-hosts MACo's Conduit Street Podcast.

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Virginia White

Deputy Director |  Virginia White

Leads the daily operations of the Association and its staff, contributing to the overall strategic direction of MACo regarding services and resources. Leads the Member Services team by coordinating all events, overall communications, marketing, outreach, and partnership plans. Manages all facets of conferences and events for the Association. Contributes to advocacy campaigns and legislative testimony processes. Liaison to MACo's Board of Directors, the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Financial Services Center, and NACo's High Performance Leadership Academy.

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Policy Team

Kevin Kinnally

Legislative Director |  Kevin Kinnally

Leads MACo policy staff in review of legislation and coordinates advocacy to advance county positions. Contributes to MACo publications and co-hosts MACo's Conduit Street Podcast. Legislative Affairs Areas: state budget and fiscal issues, elections, finance, taxes and revenues, and emergency services. Liaison to MACo's Budget & Finance, and Emergency Management Affiliates, along with Elections Officials, Tax Collectors Affinity group (within MDGFOA), and MACo's County Legislative Staffers group.

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D'Paul Nibber

Associate Policy Director |  D'Paul Nibber

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: public information and ethics, government liability and courts, health and human services, housing and community development, public safety and corrections. Liaison to MACo's Health, Human Services, Corrections, and Attorneys Affiliates, along with the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, Maryland Sheriffs Association, firefighter groups, and MACo's County Officials Diversity Caucus Chapter Organization.

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Brianna January

Associate Policy Director |  Brianna January

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: education, schools and capital facilities, employee benefits and relations, business affairs, and pensions. Liaison to MACo's Human Resources Affiliate, Women of MACo and Large County Coalition Chapter Organizations, county procurement officers, and education groups (MABE, PSSAM, etc.).

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Dom Butchko

Associate Policy Director |  Dominic J. Butchko

Reviews legislation and contributes to MACo policy advocacy and publications. Legislative Affairs Areas: environment, planning and zoning, transportation and public works, parks and recreation, intergovernmental relations, and information technology. Liaison to MACo's Environmental Health Officers, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, Engineers, and Planners Affiliates, along with MACo's Rural County Coalition Chapter Organization.

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Research Coordinator |  Sarah Sample

Guides and coordinates research on county practices, legislative effects, and other matters affecting county services. Manages fiscal note contents for legislation with specific county impacts. Coordinates salary and budget surveys and presentation. Develops information and background to strengthen county advocacy on complex or priority issues.

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Member Services Team

Allison Valliant

Membership Coordinator | Allison Valliant

Maintains membership database and serves as conference registrar for attendees, speakers, moderators, and booth staff. Project manager of the MACo Directory of County Officials publication and onboarding of new members. Facilitates MACo's appointments process for statewide task forces, commissions, and committees. Co-editor of MACo's website.

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Communications Coordinator | Victoria Maas

Manages the Association’s communications channels, including the Conduit Street blog, social media, and MACo’s weekly e-newsletter. Assists with the production of MACo’s Conduit Street Podcast. Promotes county news and interest items and facilitates information-sharing among the membership. Serves as the liaison to members of the press and county Public Information Officers. Co-editor of MACo's website. 

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Sofia Pablos-Aguirre

Office Coordinator | Sofia Pablos-Aguirre

Serves as the hub of office operations by maintaining the facility, managing office/vendor relationships, and coordinating in-house meetings, particularly MACo's Legislative Committee meetings. Facilitates phone and email inquiries and leads or supports other projects to advance the Association's work. 

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Corporate Relations Manager | Regina Brzozowsky

Facilitates opportunities for corporate entities to connect with MACo’s members and conference participants. Coordinates and implements partnerships, sponsorships, and exhibit shows. 

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