MACS is pleased to announce that the 2022 CEO & Leadership Conference registration is open. This annual conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, in Cambridge, Maryland. Please use this link to view the conference information. You may also reserve your room using this link.
MACS is thrilled to welcome Pam Carrington as our new Director of Training. Pam brings a wealth of experience in conference and meeting planning, as well as working with different associations, including work with the American Bar Association and the American Urological Association. Pam has served on the board of one of our member agencies, and has personal experience in providing support to someone with a developmental disability. Pam can be reached at email@example.com. Please join us in welcoming Pam to … Read More
On August 1st, Tracey Paliath joined the MACS team as our Director of Government Relations. Many of you know Tracey from her work most recently with Chimes, Inc, first as the Deputy Director of Chimes Maryland, and then as the Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy. Prior to her work at Chimes, Tracey served as Deputy Secretary with the MD Department of Human Resources, and Director of Economic Services for Jewish Community Services. Tracey is an attorney who also worked in private practice earlier in her career. … Read More
The 2022 Maryland General Assembly adjourned at midnight on Monday! The attached report and bill chart describe many of the budget and legislative items that we— many of you included—worked on during the 90-day session. MACS will continue to update you as more information about paid family and medical leave becomes available—specifically what the overall rate of contribution will be as well as the employer- employee split.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2022 FACT SHEET: Administration Announces New Actions to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Response to and Recovery from COVID-19 The Administration recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had tremendous impacts on disabled individuals and has resulted in new members of the disability community. Over the past year, the Administration has collaborated and consulted with the disability community and taken several key actions to address the unique needs of individuals … Read More
Over 2000 bills have been introduced by members of the Maryland General Assembly—with more to come! This week was the first of 3 bill hearings on paid family and medical leave—aka—The Time to Care Act. This week: Paid Family & Medical Leave: Two paid family leave bills, HB 8 and HB 496, will be heard in the House Economic Matters Committee (ECM) on Tuesday, February 15th, at 1pm. The lead sponsor on HB 496 is the chair of the ECM committee. MACS has been in discussions … Read More
MACS is happy to announce a new peer network focusing on LTSS. This peer network will be different from our current peer networks in a few ways. Recognizing the need for information as soon as possible, the LTSS Peer Network will meet monthly. While we want to open registration broadly, we also want to avoid an unproductive meeting of several hundred people therefore participation will be limited to three staff per provider. The meeting topics will be shared in advance … Read More
The Behavior Support Services (BSS) Peer Network does not have a reoccurring meeting schedule. Meeting notices will be sent in advance with a registration link. The next BSS Peer Network meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM. If you need information, please email or call Renae Kosmides. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other … Read More
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peer Network has recently established a quarterly reoccurring meeting schedule. Meeting notices will be sent via email, in advance with a registration link. During the MACS CFO Peer Network Meetings we do a deeper dive into the financial practice, policy changes, day to day challenges, and budgetary issues. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members … Read More
The Training Peer Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 10:00am. A reminder will be sent in advance of the meeting with a registration link. This peer network has a mailing list that is used for distribution of general information from MACS and a listserv as a way to connect with other members of the network to communicate when issues arise, ask a question, share information and tap into the knowledge and resources of colleagues. Please contact Renae … Read More