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September 24 – 27, 2023

MACo’s 2023 Annual Conference is scheduled for September 24-27 in Butte at the Copper King Hotel, and all elected officials are invited to attend.

We are a member services organization, and we represent the wide-ranging interests of our 56 member counties through education and advocacy. Our upcoming conference provides a unique opportunity to build and strengthen relationships, and we look forward to your participation!

Venue/Location Information

Copper King Hotel
4655 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT
(406) 533-6960



Notice Regarding Venue/Location

There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference venue, but we have overflow rooms reserved at two other hotels (info below). When making your reservation, be sure to reference the MACo Conference in order to get the discounted rates. Shuttle vans are available to transport guests from both the Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites to the Copper King Hotel.

Cancellation Policy

Registration will be refunded minus administrative costs only if cancellation is requested in writing by e-mailing either or no later than September 18th.

Event Materials & Resources

MACo Committee Meetings

MACo’s Committees Are Convening!

MACo’s Policy Committees are convening September 26th.  The meetings are split into two blocks of time with four committees meeting from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and four meeting from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Members are encouraged to attend committee meetings regardless of holding a position on the committee.

Meeting Block 1  |  8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Agriculture Committee
  • Community, Economic Development & Labor Committee (CEDL)
  • Health & Human Services Committee (HHS)
  • Land Use, Planning & Development Committee (LUPD)

Meeting Block 2 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Energy Committee
  • Justice & Public Safety Committee (JPS)
  • Public Lands Committee & Montana Coalition of Forest Counties Meeting (Combined Meeting)
  • Transportation Committee
What Are MACo Committees?

MACo’s Policy Committees are essential to our Association’s operation, as they represent the interests of the members and serve to guide the actions of the Association. 

What Are They Doing at the Conference ?

We just completed a legislative year, so instead of working on resolutions and policy statements (as we did last year) the committees will be hearing from various speakers and having timely and pertinent round-table discussions that could very well lead to committee resolutions—one of the first steps to MACo’s 2025 legislative package!

We encourage everyone to attend the meeting(s) of his/her choice.  Even if you are not an appointed member on a committee, your input and voice is valuable and will be heard.   Please get involved.  We can’t be successful without your participation!

Montana County Coalition Meetings

Montana County Coalitions Are Also Convening!

Montana County Coalitions are separate entities from MACo–not like MACo Committees, which are created within and managed by the Association.  Because many members are all gathered in the same location for MACo Conferences, they often choose to convene outside of conference hours to conduct some business. Very smart! See below to see what coalitions are coming together and when.

Monday, September 25:  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Montana Association of Reservation Counties
  • Montana Association of Oil, Gas & Coal Counties
Tuesday, September 26:  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Montana Natural Resources Coalition
  • Coalition of Wildlife Counties
Wednesday, September 27: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Montana Hard Rock Mining Counties Coalition
  • MACo Urban Counties Coalition (created under MACo)

MACo Board of Directors, Boards of Trustees & HCT Trust Members

MACo BOD, Trustees & HCT Trust Members Will Convene

MACo’s Board of Directors, Health Care Trust (HCT) Board of Trustees, Property & Casualty Trust/Workers’ Compensation Trust (PCT/WCT) Board of Trustees, and the Trust Members for the HCT will also all convene during our Annual Conference.

Sunday, September 24
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • WCT/PCT Trustees Lunch Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • HCT Trustees Meeting
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • MACo Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, September 26:  3:00 p.m. – 4:o0 p.m.
  • HCT Member Annual Meeting (All counties are invited to attend)
Wednesday September 27:  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • County Finance Directors Meeting

MACo Elected Offices

MACo President Farewell

President Roman Zylawy, Mineral County Commissioner
MACo 2nd VP Candidate
MACo Fiscal Officer Candidate

Venue/Location Information

Copper King Hotel (click here to get directions)
4655 Harrison Ave., Butte, MT  |  (406) 533-6960

Conference Contact Information

Main Contact

Meagan Gallagher
Phone: 406-441-5481

Secondary Contact

Sara McGowan
Phone: 406-449-4360