September 29 – October 1, 2020

VENUE: Virtual
(Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate virtual vendors.)

REGISTRATION: Prior to the conference, all MACo members will be sent the meeting access information for the annual business meeting as well as all committee meetings. Members are encouraged to attend committee meetings regardless of holding a position on the committee.

Event Materials & Resources:
Proposed Resolutions & Policy Statements
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Given the current status of the pandemic, we are unable to host a full on-site conference and comply with social distancing requirements; therefore, MACo’s 111th Annual Conference will be held virtually from September 29 through October 1, 2020.
The focus of the conference will be MACo policy and adopting our legislative package for the 2021 legislative session. Committee chairs, Trustees, the Board of Directors, and 2nd VP Candidates are invited to come to  Helena in-person to conduct the virtual meetings. All other participants may participate remotely.
Registration is not required. Prior to the conference, all MACo members will be sent the meeting access information for the annual business meeting as well as all committee meetings. Members are encouraged to attend committee meetings regardless of holding a position on the committee.
The conference will begin with committee meetings, where individual resolutions and committee policy statements will be reviewed and vetted, and recommendations will be made to the membership. The conference will conclude with the full membership meeting to elect officers and officially adopt MACo’s 2021 policy platform.

Below is the draft conference agenda. Prior to the conference, we will email the resolutions, policy statements as well as access to each virtual meeting.

Your patience and understanding is much appreciated as we make the necessary adjustments to accommodate the various virtual meetings.

Conference Agenda

Monday, September 28th

  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – MACo WCT/PCT Trustees Meeting
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – MACo HCT Membership Meeting

Tuesday, September 29th

Wednesday, September 30th

Thursday, October 1st

Voting for 2nd VP and Policy Package

MACo 2nd VP & Fiscal Officer

During the membership meeting on Thursday, October 1st, after the candidates address the membership, an announcement will be made that voting has opened. Each county will be asked to submit their collective vote (1 vote per county) to maco@mtcounties.org.

Resolutions/Policy Statements

During the membership’s business meeting, voice votes/roll call votes will be used for adopting MACo’s legislative package.

Committee Action(s)

During committee meetings, voice votes and/or roll call votes will be used at the discretion of the Chair.

Conference Contact Information

Main Contact

Karen Houston
Phone: (406) 441-5481
khouston@mtcounties.org

Secondary Contact

Sara McGowan
Phone: (406) 441-5483
smcgowan@mtcounties.org

Hotel Information for Committee Chairs, Trustees & Board Members

There are rooms blocked at the Delta Hotel. Please refer to the “MACo room block” when reserving your room to receive the reduced rate of $103 (plus tax). The phone number is (406) 443-2100 (click here to get directions).