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Date: May 2, 2017

Kamenetz Makes Second Stop of MACo Statewide Tour 

This morning, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, President of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), met with leaders in Charles County for a general discussion of issues important to local governments and MACo’s unique ability to advocate for the needs of Maryland counties in the General Assembly and on matters relating to the federal government.

At today’s Board of Charles County Commissioners meeting, Kamenetz interacted with President Peter Murphy and the commissioners, discussing MACo’s role as a collective organization that helps the state’s 24 major subdivisions join forces to tackle issues that affect them all. The discussion covered a number of topics including a mass transit study to address extreme traffic congestion issues along U.S. 301, which is a primary route for people commuting between Charles County and Washington D.C.  Other topics included local government insurance concerns, and a review of MACO’s successful advocacy for counties in this year’s Maryland General Assembly session.

“We are very thankful that County Executive Kamenetz came down to see us and made us one of the first stops on his tour of all of the counties,” said Board of Charles County Commissioners President Peter Murphy. “We appreciate County Executive Kamenetz’s leadership and all that he has done for MACo and for Charles County.”

“All across Maryland, our local governments share common responsibilities such as funding education, boosting jobs, upgrading aging infrastructure and protecting the environment,” said Kamenetz. “By working together through MACo, we are all stronger and better able to affect positive change at the state and federal levels.”

MACo, first organized in 1939, is a non-partisan organization that advocates the needs of local government to the Maryland General Assembly, representing all of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. Kamenetz is the fifth Baltimore County Executive to serve as President in the history of MACo, succeeding Christian Kahl, Dale Anderson, Dutch Ruppersberger and Jim Smith. With this new term, Kamenetz also becomes the longest serving current member of MACo, first joining in 1994 as a member of the Baltimore County Council. 

Revised September 11, 2017