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MEMO: Courthouse Closures on Non-Legal Holidays

Contact: 
Brian Hopkins, MACo General Counsel & Personnel Services

To:  All County Elected Officials

MACo has been asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed on the day of Christmas Eve, or the Friday after Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Good Friday, or any other day not specified as a holiday.  For all of the County offices headed by elected officials, the short answer is No, with the notable exception of the County Commissioners’ office.

Fireworks Bans & Restrictions on Activities

Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

With the coming Independence Day holiday, the Governor’s Executive Order declaring a drought emergency in Eastern Montana, and the potential for extreme fire conditions, we are receiving inquiries about counties banning fireworks. Your county attorney is your legal advisor so you need to follow your county attorney's advice. The information below should be helpful. NOTE: we are providing this as information, not as a legal opinion.  Please click the link below for more information.

MACo Endorses eConnectDirect

An Essential Solution for Members to Manage Their Fixed-Income Investment Needs
Contact: 
John Coban, Senior Vice President, Multi-Bank Secrities, Inc.

The Montana Association of Counties in its continued partnership with the National Association of Counties and their Financial Services Corporation is pleased to endorse eConnectDirect® as an essential solution for members to manage their fixed-income investment needs. This proprietary tool, developed by Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. (MBS), gives county treasurers visibility to thousands of fixed-income offerings in a market with little transparency. It arms investors with the necessary tools and confidence to select and transact with the fixed-income marketplace.

Federal Constraints Upon Public Entity Employee Drug Testing Policies

Contact: 
Richard M. Terlecki, CPCU, ARM, Area Senior Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Recently at Florida PRIMA an attorney gave a presentation on Drug Testing in the Public Entity arena. I sent it out to several of my clients and got more positive comments thanking me for sending this information out than ever before, I want all of MACo’s members to have access to this information. Please click one of the links above to access the presentation in either a PowerPoint presentation or a PDF document. I usually do not refer to something as extraordinarily special but this presentation is.

Order Your 2017 MACo Directory Here

Order the 2017 Version Today

The 2017 Montana Association of Counties Directory of County Officials is available for puchase at a cost of just $15.00 $7.50.You can order your copy 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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2015 New Year's "Resolutions"

Posted Date: 
December 1, 2014
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director & Sheryl Wood, Associate Director, Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Analyst & Communications Specialist

It’s time once again for the Annual New Year’s Resolutions reminders! This is to remind you of certain duties and requirements for Commissioners. The first Commission meeting of the year is a good time to adopt policies and set guidelines for the year.

CLOSED - MACo Seeking Administrative/Enrollment Assistant

Posted Date: 
November 19, 2014
Contact: 
Sheryl Wood, Associate Director, Montana Association of Counties

This Vacancy Announcement is Closed.

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking an Administrative/Enrollment Assistant for its Health Care Trust public entity risk sharing pool.

CLOSED - MACo Seeking Associate General Counsel/Personnel Services Administrator

Posted Date: 
October 20, 2014
Contact: 
Sheryl Wood, Associate Director, Montana Association of Counties

This Vacancy Announcement is Closed.

The Montana Association of Counties is seeking a full-time Associate General Counsel/Personnel Services Administrator to provide services to the Joint Powers Insurance Authority (MACo JPIA) Property and Casualty Pool.

CLOSED - MACo Seeking Two Claims Specialists

Posted Date: 
October 20, 2014
Contact: 
Sheryl Wood, Associate Director, Montana Association of Counties

This Vacancy Announcement is Closed.

The Montana Association of Counties is seeking two (2) Claims Specialists for its property and liability public entity risk sharing pool.  These positions are responsible for all functions related to adjusting, processing and settling property and liability claims.

CLOSED - Request for Proposals: Coordinator of Jail Standards

Posted Date: 
July 11, 2014
Contact: 
Jim Muskovich, MACo JPA/JPIA Loss Control Specialist

This RFP is Closed.

The Montana Association of Counties is requesting proposals from qualified entities or individuals coordinate activities associated with the Montana Jail Standards in an advisory function. Compensation for the position will be commensurate with the proposer’s qualifications, experience, and education.