Association News

August 1, 2019 in Association News

MACo Welcomes Alissa Beattie

Alissa Beattie joined MACo's Health Care Trust as Special Projects Coordinator on July 15th.  She has 18 years of cumulative health care experience, working in provider offices, hospital administration, and…
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August 1, 2019 in Safety Corner

Rattlesnake Safety: Tips to Prevent Snake Bites

The chances of being bitten by a rattlesnake in Montana are less than being struck by lightning.  Nevertheless, people traveling in snake country should be aware of the potential danger.
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June 26, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

MACo HCT Seeking Member Services Coordinator

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a Member Services Coordinator for its Health Care Trust (HCT). The primary focus of this position is to provide member service functions…
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June 13, 2019 in Association News

FY 2020 Regular Gas Tax Allocations

The county and city 2020 fuel tax allocations have been compiled and provided by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).  The document provided shows each county’s and city’s gas tax…
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June 7, 2019 in Safety Corner

Lesson Learned: Ladder Safety Training is an Effective way to Prevent needless Accidents

Ladder safety training is an effective way to prevent needless accidents, yet many workers are not receiving the necessary training. If any employees use ladders, Counties should make training for…
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June 5, 2019 in Association News

MACo Welcomes Dan O’Malley to the Team

As of February 25th you may have noticed that MACo has a new employee, Dan O'Malley.  Even though this announcement is coming a few months late, we are very excited…
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June 1, 2019 in Association News

FY 2020 Entitlement Share Payments

Our Entitlement Share spreadsheet has been updated with the FY 2020 numbers.  It can be downloaded under the "Fiscal Information & Forms" section of our "Resources & Data" page on…
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May 30, 2019 in Association News

MACo Awards President’s Scholarships

James P. Hart, Montana Association of Counties President and Madison County Commissioner, announced the awards of the 2019 MACo President’s Scholarships. Ayden Anderson is the winner of the $1,000 Montana…
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May 9, 2019 in Association News

MACo’s Annual Salary Survey Completed

MACo's FY 2019 Salary Survey results have been compiled and can now be downloaded.
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May 9, 2019 in Safety Corner

Safety Corner: Blenders Can Be Dangerous

Read about how blenders can be dangerous and checkout who's in the spotlight this month!
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April 20, 2019 in Association News

MACo Directory of County Elected Officials: Updates Available

We have compiled updates to the 2019 Montana Association of Counties Directory of County Officials.  You can download the updates by clicking the button below.
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March 1, 2019 in Association News, Safety Corner

2019 Risk Management Safety Awards

The MACo Risk Management Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Midwinter Conference in Helena.  MACo recognizes counties exhibiting a continued commitment to job site safety…
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February 28, 2019 in Safety Corner

Lesson Learned: Exploding Batteries

On 2/13/19 A lead-acid battery exploded in a member county road shop.  Battery acid splashed on to the employee.  Luckily, the employee was not injured because he was wearing Personal…
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February 26, 2019 in Association News

Rickey Mart Memorial Agent Appreciation Award Presented to Brad Salonen

The Sixth Annual Rickey Mart Memorial Agent Appreciation Award was presented to Brad Salonen, of Paynewest Insurance, at the recent MACo Midwinter Conference.  Brad is the agent for Flathead, Lake…
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January 30, 2019 in Safety Corner

Safety Corner: Basic Ladder Safety

Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder. Read more about these rules here.
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