May 31, 2013
Jim Smith to Head State Department of Transportation

Former County Executive and MACo President James T. Smith was formally named Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) on May 29 by Governor Martin O'Malley.


Secretary Smith is starting his position at MDOT "at the site of a new $90 million project to widen I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) from US 40 to Frederick Road (MD 144) in Baltimore County - part of a vision for the future of a 21st century transportation network in Maryland and an investment to create jobs, improve safety and alleviate traffic congestion in the area." (Read more)  


MACo's Social Media Symposium - June 6
Sponsored by Howard County Recreation and Parks

Don't miss this chance to learn how to integrate a social media plan into your current communications strategy! You'll also learn how to develop content-based messaging that will resonate with your audience and keep them engaged and connected. FREE for county elected and appointed officials, and county staff. View  

the brochure for more details or register online.



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Dates to Remember:

MACo's Social Media Symposium - FREE Event for MACo Members: June 6, 2013
Summer Conference Early Registration Deadline: July 1, 2013 

MACo's Summer Conference:
August 14-17, 2013
Corporate Partner Profile: Presidio

Presidio: Innovative Solutions for Local Government 

In order to keep up with a society that is becoming a more connected, on-demand, self-service culture, it is important that both constituents and employees of government agencies have access to important resources and the ability to participate with local government service entities. As expectations for public services increase, it becomes critical to improve the delivery and process of public sector operations. Presidio, a MACo Bronze Partner, can help! (Read more

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