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February 26-28, 2024

Cost:  $275 Per Participant

The 2024 MACo Midwinter Conference will be held at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, February 26-28. The conference is for all Elected Officials, IT Managers, Finance Officers, and DES Personnel who wish to attend.

Venue/Location Information

Heritage Inn
1700 Fox Farm Road
Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 761-1900

Rooms have been blocked at the venue at the rate of $109 (plus tax) per night. To make your reservations, contact the hotel at (406) 761-1900 and be sure to refer to the MACo room block. The cut-off date for the reduced rate is February 12th.

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.

MACo Committee Meetings

MACo’s Committees Are Convening!

The MACo Committees will be convening on February 26th during MACo’s Midwinter Conference in Great Falls at the Heritage Inn.  Meetings are split in two blocks of time with four committees meeting from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., three meeting from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., and one meeting from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 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 2025 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 26th: 5:30 p.m.
  • Montana Association of Reservation Counties
  • Montana Hard Rock Mining Counties Coalition
Tuesday, February 27th:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • MACo Urban Counties Coalition (created under MACo)
  • Montana Association of Oil, Gas & Coal Counties (OGC)
  • Montana Coalition of Wildlife Counties
Wednesday, February 28th:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • MT Natural Resources Coalition Meeting

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 26th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • PCT Trustees Meeting
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • HCT Trustees Lunch Meeting
Tuesday, February 27th 
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 Heritage Inn (click here to get directions)
1700 Fox Farm Road  |  Great Falls, MT 59404 |  (406) 761-1900

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