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February 20 – February 23, 2023


The 2023 MACo Midwinter Conference will be held at the Delta Colonial Hotel, February 20 – February 23. The conference is for all elected officials who wish to attend.

                                                  Venue/Location Information

   Delta Colonial Hotel
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-2100


The room block at the Delta Colonial Hotel is full. An overflow block of rooms has been established at the Comfort Suites at the rate of  $107+ tax. Please call 406-495-0505 to reserve your room and be sure to mention the MACo Room Block to get the discounted rate.

Preparation is Key

Utilize the links below to navigate the “who, what, when, and where” of the 2023 MACo Midwinter Conference. Consider this your wayfinding guide for committee, coalition, and board meetings.

Pertinent Downloads & Information

MACo Committee Meetings

MACo’s Committees Are Convening!

The MACo Committees will be convening on February 20th during MACo’s Midwinter Conference in Helena at the Delta Colonial Hotel.  Meetings are split in two blocks of time with four committees meeting from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and four meeting from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Block 1  |  2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Block 2 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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 ?

Committees will hear from various speakers and have timely and pertinent round-table discussions.

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. Most of the Coalitions have articles of incorporation filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and bylaws of their own by which they abide. Because many members are all gathered in the same location for MACo Conferences, they often choose to convene outside of conference hours to conduct important business. Very smart and cost effective! See below to see what coalitions are coming together and when.

Monday, February 20th: 4:00 p.m.
  • Montana Coalition of Forest Counties (CFC) Combined with Public Lands Committee:  Agenda
Monday, February 20th: 5:30 p.m.
  • MT Natural Resource Coalition (MTNRC) Agenda
  • MT Reservation Counties Meeting Agenda
  • MT Hard Rock Mining Counties Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, February 21st:  5:00 p.m.
  • Montana Association of Oil, Gas & Coal Counties (OGC) Agenda
  • Montana Coalition of Wildlife Counties Agenda
  • Urban Counties Meeting: Agenda

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

MACo BOD, Trustees & PCT Trust Members Will Convene

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

Monday, February 20th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • PCT Trustees Meeting
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • HCT Trustees Lunch Meeting
Tuesday, February 21st
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • PCT Member Meeting
6:00 p.m. (Dinner Meeting)
  • MACo Board of Directors Meeting

Venue/Location Map

Map to Delta Colonial Hotel (click here to get directions)
2301 Colonial Drive  |  Helena, MT 59601 |  (406) 443-2100

Conference Contact Information

Main Contact

Meagan Gallagher
Phone: 406-441-5481

Secondary Contact

Sara McGowan
Phone: 406-449-4360