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February 28-March 2, 2022

Cost:  $200 Per Participant

The 2022 MACo Midwinter Conference will be held at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center, February 28 – March 2. The conference is for all elected officials who wish to attend.

Venue/Location Information

Billings Hotel & Convention Center
1223 Mullowney Ln #6391
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 248-7151

Rooms have been blocked at the venue at the rate of $96 (plus tax) per night. To make your reservations, contact the hotel at (406) 248-7151 and be sure to refer to the MACo room block. The cut-off date for the reduced rate is February 6th.

Prepare Yourself

Being organized and equipped is key to many things in life…including MACo Conferences! Utilize the links below to access the information that will help guide you through the conference physically, mentally, and in making important decisions that will impact MACo.

Pertinent Downloads & Information

MACo Committee Meetings

MACo’s Committees Are Convening!

The MACo Committees will be convening on February 28th during MACo’s Midwinter Conference in Billings at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center.  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.

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 ?

As of January 1st, we are officially in our pre-legislative year, so committees will begin preparing their individual committee policy statements. They will also hear from various speakers and have timely and pertinent round-table discussions that could very well lead to committee resolution proposals—one of the first steps to MACo’s 2023 legislative package!  (Read more about our legislative process here.)

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 28th: 5:00 p.m.
  • 6-County Fort Peck Lake Group:  Agenda
  • Montana Association of Reservation Counties:  Agenda
  • Montana Coalition of Forest Counties (CFC):  Agenda
  • Montana Hard Rock Mining Counties Coalition:  Agenda
Tuesday, March 1st:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Montana Association of Oil, Gas & Coal Counties (OGC):  Agenda
  • Montana Coalition of Wildlife Counties:  Agenda
Wednesday, March 2nd:  8:00 a.m.
  • MACo Urban Counties Coalition (created under MACo):  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 28th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • PCT Trustees Meeting
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • HCT Trustees Lunch Meeting
Tuesday, March 1st
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 Billings Hotel & Convention Center (click here to get directions)
1223 Mullowney Ln #6391  |  Billings, MT 59101  |  (406) 248-7151

Conference Contact Information

Main Contact

Meagan Gallagher
Phone: 406-441-5481
mgallagher@mtcounties.org

Secondary Contact

Sara McGowan
Phone: 406-449-4360
smcgowan@mtcounties.org