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Closing County Offices/Courthouses on Non-legal Holidays

By Association News

MACo is consistently asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or any other day not specified as a legal holiday in state statute. For all County offices headed by elected officials, with the notable exception of the County Commissioners’ office, the answer is “no.” However, County offices and operations not enumerated in MCA 7-4-2211 (i.e.; the Commissioners’ office and various departments) may be closed. Further explanation follows.

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MACo & LGC’s Elected County Officials Training

By Elected Officials Training

The Montana Association of Counties, in cooperation with the Local Government Center at MSU, will present our Elected County Officials training December 6th through December 8th in Helena. With an excellent slate of presenters covering public sector governance, ethics, personnel management, as well as strategies for dealing with the public, we encourage ALL county elected officials to attend.

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MACo President, Commissioner Doug Martens, Bids Farewell

By Association News

My time as President of MACo is coming to an end. It was an experience I will never forget. There are so many thank you’s in order–I can’t even begin to put them all down here. I started listing those who helped me out, and the list was just getting too long, so I will just say thank you to the MACo staff (especially Karen for keeping me from looking bad on stage).

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