MACo enhances the public service mission of counties by promoting integrity and providing proactive leadership while acknowledging and respecting Montana’s diversity.
DNRC Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) is now accepting applications for RDGP Planning Grants to fund planning and assessment for natural resource projects. Up to $50,000 is available per planning project to any city, county, Tribe, conservation district or other local government subdivision in Montana.
During our thirteenth townhall, we focused on Montana marijuana regulation and taxation and explained the new law and how it is being implemented by different jurisdictions.
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.
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.
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today recognized employers who go above and beyond in their efforts to make their workplaces safer with the 2021 Governor’s Safety Achievement Award; the 2021 Achievement Award for Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Professional; and the 2021 Governor’s Future Generation in Workers’ Compensation Award.
The MACo Board of Directors will convene on September 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Kalispell at the Hilton Garden Inn during MACo’s Annual Conference. The access information to participate virtually has been sent via email to the full Board for those who wish to participate virtually.
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).