Date: June 25, 2020, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location/Venue: Virtual Meeting
The MACo Districts 8, 9 & 12 meeting was conducted virtually on June 25, 2020. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2021 after the Legislative Session.
The information below and in the right column is from the June 25th meeting.
Given these unprecedented times, and after MUCH discussion, we have come to the difficult decision that this year’s district meeting will be virtual as opposed to in-person. The annual trip around Montana is something we very much look forward to—it’s a true pleasure to be able to see the different areas of Montana and your respective beautiful communities. However, given the current situation, we can’t justify bringing together large numbers of people in confined areas, nor putting MACo members in the difficult situation of choosing whether or not to attend.
Having said that, MACo is utilizing the Zoom platform, which allows people to interact via the computer or call in through a conference line, so the districts can still convene and conduct necessary business. We will host each meeting and manage the technicalities, so members can focus on the content and interacting.
We are aware that no one wants to participate in Zoom meeting or conference call that extends past two hours, so the afternoon human resources training that MACo General Counsel, McKenzie McCarthy, was scheduled to conduct will be postponed, and meeting agendas will be shortened to cover only the necessary business of each district that the MACo bylaws require: election of chair/vice chair, opening nominations for MACo officers, and gathering of resolutions for the membership meeting in September. Districts may also of course share important updates and discuss anything deemed necessary.
The next round of district meetings will be held at the host location that volunteered last Spring.
Resolutions must be complete and submitted in the correct format. Please use the “Resolution Guidelines & Model Resolution,” linked in the right sidebar, to draft any resolutions.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.