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Holiday Inn Downtown
200 South Pattee
Missoula, MT 59802
Start Date
September 16, 2018
End Date
September 20, 2018
September 16-20, 2018
4 weeks 2 days from now

If you haven’t already marked your calendar and turned your thoughts to MACo’s Annual Conference, now is the time to do it.  This year’s Annual Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 South Pattee, Missoula, MT. To make room reservations, please contact Christina at (406) 532-2059 and refer to the MACo Conference in order to get the $94 (plus tax) state rate. Overflow rooms for the week of the conference are available at the Comfort Inn, 1021 East Broadway (within walking distance of the venue). Call 406-549-7600 and refer to "MACo - MT Association of Counties."

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Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Lawsuit small sticky image

PILT Underfunding 2015-2017
Posted Date: 
June 19, 2018
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

On June 19, 2018 MACo was one of many counties across the country on a conference call regarding the underfunding of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) for 2015, 2016, and 2017.  The call was with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and a law firm (Smith, Currie, and Hancock) representing Kane County, Utah.

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.

Order Your 2018 MACo Directory Here

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: NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

Participating Counties  |  Participating Pharmacies

The National Association of Counties through a  partnership with CVS Caremark provides a FREE prescription discount card exclusively for NACo member counties to offer to their residents. The card will give discounts on prescriptions for residents who are uninsured, underinsured, seniors and pet owners in the county. The card can even be used to help inmates get discounts on prescriptions.

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. 8

IN THIS ISSUE: Read about MACo's new Deputy Director, Jason Rittal; get details on MACo's upcoming Annual Conference; find out more about Montana State Day at the White House; get info on how MACo News is changing; check out the MACo Workers' Compensation policy year-end results; read an article about managing employee leave, maternity leave, and leave without pay by McKenzie McCarthy, MACo Associate General Counsel; check out our "Safety Corner;" learn about reference-based pricing, read reports from our Montana county commissioners who attended the recent NACo annual conference; 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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NACo Prescription Discount Card Program - Learn More

MACo Payments

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