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MACo Elected Officials Training

- Posted on October 12, 2018

Delta Hotels Colonial
2301 Colonial Drive
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.  There will be no-host social and dinner in the Natatorium at 5:30 p.m. on December 3rd.  Dinner is included in the registration fee and will serve as an opportunity to meet current MACo Board members who will have attended a board meeting earlier in the day.

Beginning December 4th and continuing through December 6th, the program will provide a three-day orientation and training for all elected officials and is the first phase of instruction of the Commissioner Certification program.  The second and final phase of the certification program will be held in December of 2019.

Invitations will be sent to all county officials newly elected to a county office in this general election.  We ask that you please contact them and recommend they attend this important training opportunity and that the county pay the registration, travel, and per diem and view it as an investment in their becoming an effective and knowledgeable public official.  Even though they are officers-elect and will not take office until January, this cost is a proper county cost because the expenditure is for a “public or governmental purpose” in accordance with Montana Law.

Please share this information with other elected officials who may wish to attend the orientation.  We will be charging  a $200 registration fee for the orientation/certification and will be encouraging them to pre-register online.

Sleeping rooms have been blocked at the Delta Hotel, telephone no. (406) 443-2100 and the room rate is $101 plus tax.  When making a room reservation, please be sure to refer to the MACo room block.  The cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, November 23rd.

Online registration will be available beginning Thursday, November 1st.   While the program is focused on newly elected and appointed county officials, current elected officials wishing to participate in the program may also attend.

Please do not hesitate to contact Karen Houston at or (406) 441-5481 if you have any questions.

Main Contact Secondary Contact

Karen Houston
Phone: 406-441-5481

Sara McGowan
Phone: 406-449-4360


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2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT, 406-443-2100