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Summer School for County Officials Beat the Beaches

Dear Bay Weekly:

I am writing about Marilyn Recknor’s article “Beating the Summer School Blues” (Aug. 19) on the Maryland Association of Counties conference. It is the best explanation I have ever seen of the work that gets accomplished in Ocean City. It truly is summer school for community leaders. Again this year, I did not get out on the beach, because the classes consume so much time. Yes, there is a crab feast, but even there, I was catching up with state officials and working on joint efforts over watermelon and discussing bond presentations with our bond counsel over crabs.

I am hoping that the Maryland Association of Counties will re-publish the story on its website.

Keep those excellent stories coming!

–Susan Shaw, Huntingtown

Editor’s note: Susan Shaw attended the conference as a Calvert County commissioner.