Economic Growth Opportunities

The 2015 MACo Summer Conference will be held Aug. 12-15 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. The theme of the 2015 conference is “Energize. Capitalize. Mobilize.” focusing on being proactive about today’s economy.

This conference is about the challenges county governments can address, the actions they can take, and the strengths they can leverage to achieve the best gains for Maryland’s counties and citizens. Participants will learn about the current economy from the local government perspective, how they can foster economic growth and improve the business climate, and the strategic partners available at all levels of government so they can work together to make significant strides towards a healthier economic outlook for Maryland.

Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy said, “This conference touches on many relevant topics pertaining to our county. It is not only an opportunity to learn but a chance to talk with other county representatives in Maryland to share ideas and best practices.”

Participants have access to 35 educational sessions, covering issues on infrastructure, public safety, budget, education, planning, management, development, and many more. The conference offers attendees the chance to hear from experts to learn from their experiences and insights.

In addition to the educational sessions, MACo hosts over 250 exhibit booths and numerous meetings, government briefings, and meal events. The conference schedule, descriptions of the educational sessions, and a listing of confirmed exhibitors can be found at

Commissioners representing the county are Commissioner Vice President Ken Robinson (District 1), Commissioner Debra M. Davis, Esq. (District 2), Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3), and Commissioner Bobby Rucci (District 4).

MACo’s Summer Conference is an annual event where county elected officials, county staff, state and federal officials, and business representatives convene to study best practices in local governance and explore partnerships through which to better serve the people of Maryland. Local government officials make attending the MACo Summer Conference a priority because they gain knowledge and understanding of the most important local government issues and they are able to share ideas and find solutions to challenges at home.

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