MACo enhances the public service mission of counties by promoting integrity and providing proactive leadership while acknowledging and respecting Montana’s diversity.
This is the first newsletter from the State Local Government Services (previous Local Government Services Bureau). This newsletter contains information on new management who will be working with counties after the retirement of Kim Smith; a piece on audit findings; STIP web portal changes; information on GASB-87; an article about social security coverage and government employers; a reminder about your Annual Financial Report’s (AFR’s); how to file a document through the Local Government Services Portal; details about the cooperative purchasing program; and the method on converting documents to PDF.
With the holiday season freshly behind us, it’ now time to jump into the legislative season (session)! The 66th Legislative Session kicks off Monday, January 7th at noon, with the House and Senate convening in the their respective chambers, followed by their individual floor sessions.
Thousands of meetings occur every day, many claiming to follow Robert’s Rules of Order when transacting business. How is it we know so little about this book that’s so essential to meetings? In this guide are ten well-known “facts” about Robert’s Rules of Order. But as Mark Twain warned, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
Annually, the MACo President appoints committee members based on interest of the membership. President Jim Hart, Madison County Commissioner, along with the assistance of the MACo Executive Committee and others, completed the appointments to MACo Committees. These appointments were based on requests from the membership as indicated on the biography form.