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MACo Policy Statements & Resolutions

2018-2020 MACo Policy BookletThe 2018-2020 MACo Policy Booklet contains our resolutions and policy statements that were adopted as of our Annual Conference in Missoula, Montana, September 19, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MACo Resolutions are NOT to be copied or distributed as support or opposition of any legislative bill without the prior consent of MACo Administration or a MACo member.

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MACo Elected Officials Training

Venue/Location
Delta Hotels Colonial
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena,MT
Start Date
December 03, 2018
End Date
December 06, 2018
December 3-6, 2018
1 week 6 days from now

Registration  |  Agenda

The cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, November 23rd.

The Montana Association of Counties, in cooperation with the Local Government Center at MSU, will present an elected county officials’ orientation/commissioner certification program December 3-6 for elected county officials. The training will be held at the Delta Hotels Colonial in Helena. Click the link below for more details.

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State of Montana 911 Grant Program

Posted Date: 
September 28, 2018
Contact: 
Rhonda Sullivan, 911 Program Manager, Public Safety Communications Bureau, SITSD, Montana Department of Administration (DOA)

House Bill 61 was passed by the 2017 Montana Legislature, primary sponsor Representative Frank Garner, and was signed by Governor Steve Bullock on May 10, 2017. House Bill 61 provides for at least $6.8 million in funding for the award of 9-1-1 grants by the Department of Administration in state fiscal year 2019.  The Department, in consultation with the 9-1-1 Advisory Council, must award competitive grants annually.

MACo PCT/WCT Seeking Sr. Public Safety Loss Control Specialist

Posted Date: 
August 31, 2018

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a Sr. Public Safety Loss Control Specialist for its property and liability (PCT) and workers’ compensation (WCT) public entity risk sharing pools. The primary focus of this position is to develop and administer the loss prevention program for member law enforcement agencies in the PCT and WCT. The position will coordinate internal and external program resources, including working with the Montana Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association and other agencies serving the Montana law enforcement community. This position evaluates the effectiveness of the PCT and WCT loss prevention programs for law enforcement and recommends risk management responses to emerging law enforcement trends. Position must show demonstrable results within two (2) year contract term.

MACo Associate Member Program

The MACo Associate Member Program is a program designed for companies and organizations who want to have a direct relationship with county elected officials in Montana’s 56 counties.

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Order the 2018 Version Today

The 2018 Montana Association of Counties Directory of County Officials is available to order at a cost of just $15.00.  You can order your directory online and pay with a credit card or fill out an order form and send it to us along with a check.

MACo's annual directory contains more detailed information on county officials than is available on this website.

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Get Started: Inmate Medical Program

Are inmate medical costs draining your county budgets?

MACo is proud to partner with NACo and Correctional Risk Services (CRS) to offer two programs to help Montana counties contain the costs of medical care for county inmates.  Enroll Today!

Current Issue of MACo News

MACo News: Volume 47, No. 11

IN THIS ISSUE: Find out more about Lexipol; get the details on MACo's upcoming Elected County Officials' Training (Phase I) and how to register; read an article by MACo General Counsel, McKenzie McCarthy, about suspending employees; find out more about county elected officials around the state in our "Official Profile;" check out our "Safety Corner;" be "in the know" about what is occurring on the national level with news from NACo, and more!

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Legislative Updates

June 4, 2018

The last of six monthly general fund revenue collections updates is available on the Legislative Fiscal Division website.  Monthly year-to-date revenue collections reports will be produced throughout the second half of FY 2018 and are designed to apprise interested members of the legislature on year-to-date general fund revenue collections, recent economic trends and the outlook for FY 2018 relative to the revenue estimate contained in HJ 2.

The LFD revenue team will be presenting the information as a part of the June Budget Status Report to the Legislative Finance Committee on June 18th.

Click Here to View the Revenue Update

Recent Announcements Affecting Counties

June 27, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with local officials, including County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, on June 27th in Billings to present Montana counties with a large check for $40,073,049 in PILT (payment in lieu of taxes).

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