42nd Annual Maryland Correctional Administrators Association Conference

Facing Correctional Challenges

June 4th – 6th, 2017

The MCAA Annual Conference brings public safety professionals, from various disciplines, together to network and learn about issues that play a significant role in the criminal justice field.  In addition to the training provided, during an awards banquet, MCAA honors correctional officers and civilian employees that exhibited outstanding and dedicated performance.  Conference information, registration and agenda are below.

Conference Registration Form must be submitted with credit card authorization, check or money order (no cash)  by May 15th and forwarded to:  MCAA, c/o Mary Ann Thompson, St. Mary’s County Detention Center, P.O. Box 960, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  Note that registrations postmarked after May 15th are subject to a late fee.    One Day Registration is also available.  Click here to registration and hotel information.

Clarion Hotel Reservation Form should be sent directly to the Clarion by May 15th to ensure your accommodations.  A limited number of rooms will be available on Saturday night at the conference rate; so book your rooms early.  Click here to obtain hotel reservation information.

Golf Registration Form must be submitted with credit card authorization, check or ACH Transfer by April 30th.  Click her to obtain golf tournament registration information.  Questions regarding the Golf Tournament should be directed to the Tournament Chairman: Major T.D. Reece, Calvert County Detention Center, 410-535-4300 ext. 8902 or email reecetd@co.cal.md.us 

Vendors click here for Exhibitor information.

Employee of the Year Award reservations will be made by the Conference Committee.   The grant awards includes a two -night stay (Sunday and Monday only); a full conference registration to include one guest ticket for the Awards Banquet (Sunday night) and Feast Buffet (Monday night) and an award presented at the banquet.    Any facility submitting more than one Employee of the Year to be recognized will be responsible for the entire cost associated with the individual’s registration, award and tickets and will need to make his/her room reservations at the Clarion.  When returning submissions, please indicate which employee is being paid for by MCAA and which employee is being paid by the agency.  

Please read the information below on registering an Employee of the Year and submit via email no later than April 1st to Melinda Grenier at mgrenier@frederickcountymd.gov   Click here to obtain Employee of the Year registration information.

  1. Complete Employee/Officer of the Year registration.
  2. Provide a narrative on agency letterhead, signed by the Warden/Administrator.  One page limit.  If you choose a letter format, please address it to the MCAA President.  NOTE:  Your letter will be placed in the program just like it is received.  Scan and send as a PDF document.
  3. Photograph (JPEG) of the Employee of the Year for the slideshow shown at the Awards Banquet.


Saturday, June 3

8:30 am                                                MCAA  Golf Tournament

                                                                  Registration begins 7:30 am; Shotgun Tee-Off at 8:30 am

4:00 pm – 2:00 am                         Hospitality Suite Opens


Sunday, June 4

10:00 am – 4:00 pm                       Vendor Registration and Set-Up/Conference Center Lobby

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm                       Participant Registration/Conference Center Lobby

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm                          Employee of Year / New Participant Orientation

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                         Reception in Vendor Area

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                         MCAA Annual Awards Banquet Recognition of Employees of the Year                                                                     President’s Awards

                                                                  DeWitt Award Presentation

                                                                  Installation of Officers

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm                     President’s Reception & Dessert in Vendor Area

11:00 pm –  2:00 am                     Hospitality Suite Open


Monday, June 5

8:30 am – 10:30 am                     Workshop – “Leadership Perspective” subtitled “Leadership is                                                                                   Simple, Just Don’t Confuse with Easy!”


10:00 am –  1:00 pm                     Vendor Hall Open

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                    Vendor Door Prizes will be given away approximately every 15                                                                                      minutes based on number of door prizes provided.  You must be                                                                                    present to win.

11:30 am –  1:00 pm                     Light Lunch in Vendor Area

1:00 pm                                                Vendor Area Closed/Breakdown

1:00 pm –  3:00 pm                        Workshop –  Trauma Informed Care

3:00 pm –   4:30 pm                        MCAA Executive Board Meeting (in Hospitality Suite)

5:30 pm –  7:30 pm                        Seafood Buffet in Banquet Hall

8:00 pm –  2:00 am                         Hospitality Suite Open

Tuesday,  June 6

9:00 am – 11:00 am                      Town Meeting:  Justice Reinvestment Act –  What You Need to                                                                                   Know!

11:00 am – 11:30 am                      MCAA Conference Prize Giveaways in Meeting Room

                                                                    Must be MCAA Member or Employee of the Year And Present to Win

11:30 am                                               End of Conference