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January 27, 2020 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Planner II / Floodplain Manager

Lewis & Clark County is seeking a Planner II/Floodplain Manager. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, this position performs a variety of professional Land-Use Planning…
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January 17, 2020 in Grants

MLIA Grant Program Open & Accepting Applications for FY 2021

The Montana State Library is pleased to announce that the MLIA Grant Program is now accepting applications for state fiscal year 2021. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, February…
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January 15, 2020 in State News

Complete the Free National CyberSecurity Review (NCSR)

For those of you that are looking at grant funding this coming year, you have less than 30 days left to sign up and complete the free National CyberSecurity Review…
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January 15, 2020 in County News, NACo, National News

Montana Commissioners in DC

View pictures of Commissioners Joe Briggs, Cascade County, and Greg Chilcott, Ravalli County attending landmark events at the White House.
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January 14, 2020 in State News

The Montana Water Summit 2020

Mark your calendar for the second biennial Montana Water Summit, March 3-4 in Helena! The goal of the Montana Water Summit is to provide information, spur discussion and explore solutions…
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January 14, 2020 in National News

FY 2020 Federal Spending Agreement

On December 20, 2019, the President signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-94), which reauthorized SRS payments for FY19 (payment year FY20) and for FY20 (payment year FY21). …
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January 8, 2020 in Association News

MACo Welcomes Mary Rose Cloninger to the Health Care Trust

Mary Rose Cloninger joined MACo’s Health Care Trust team as the Member Services Specialist/Office Coordinator on January 6th. She has a diverse background working in different areas of the healthcare…
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January 8, 2020 in Association News

Pre-order your Directory of County Officials

The 2020 Montana Association of Counties Directory of County Officials is available for pre-order at a cost of just $15.00.  Look for a digital edition, coming soon!
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January 6, 2020 in Association News

2020 MACo Committee Members Appointed

Annually, the MACo President appoints committee members based on interest of the membership.  President Shane Gorder, Richland County Commissioner, along with the assistance of the MACo Executive Committee and others,…
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January 5, 2020 in State News

DNRC Energy Summit

Montana DNRC's Energy Summit will take place February 13, 2020 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The summit was designed for farmers and ranchers to help them understand their…
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January 4, 2020 in Obituaries

Mary Lee Dietz

Mary Lee Dietz passed away Jan. 4, 2020 at Fallon Medical Complex.  She was born in the maternity home in Belle Fourche, SD on Nov. 1, 1937, the daughter of…
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January 4, 2020 in County News

Cybersecurity Awareness: Cybersecurity While Traveling

In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe…
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December 16, 2019 in Association News

MACo Issues Refuse Operations Loss Control Guidelines

Loss exposures associated with the operation of container sites, landfills and transfer stations are significant. Liability losses (3rd party claims) suffered by MACo member entities have exceeded $1.5 million between…
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December 13, 2019 in Association News

MACo Now Offering ATV & UTV Training

MACo is now offering ATV & UTV training, available at no cost to MACo WCT and PCT risk pool members. Organizations requesting the training must provide a suitable course setting…
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December 10, 2019 in Association News

2020 New Year’s “Resolutions” & Reminders

It’s time once again for the Annual New Year’s Resolutions reminders! Every year it's good to review certain county duties and requirements, and the  first Commission meeting of the year…
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December 4, 2019 in Obituaries

Dale W. Lauman

Dale W. Lauman, 80, a third-generation Montanan and lifelong Somers/Lakeside resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer and other…
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December 4, 2019 in State News

How the 2020 Census Impacts Montana

For every Montana resident counted, the Census estimates the state will receive nearly $2,000 per person each year in federal funding. The $20,000 per person coming into the state over…
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December 2, 2019 in Safety Corner

Safety Corner: Distracted While Walking

Everyone has seen the commercials and the billboards warning people of the dangers of texting while driving. What about the dangers of using a cellphone while walking? There are many…
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December 1, 2019 in County News

Cybersecurity Awareness: Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses in order to collect personal and financial information. Cybercriminals attempt to lure users to click…
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November 21, 2019 in NACo

Action Alert: Sign Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Support PILT & SRS

With 2019 nearing an end, the National Association of Counties (NACo) is leading a coalition of counties, school districts and other interested organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders…
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November 20, 2019 in Association News

Closing County Offices/Courthouses on Non-legal Holidays

We frequently get asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, or any other day not specified as…
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November 18, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Park County Seeking Registered Sanitarian

Park County is seeking a Registered Sanitarian. Join their dynamic team as you take an education-based approach to improving the Health in our community. Starting wage is $20.88 DOE. Open…
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November 18, 2019 in County News

Board Leadership Training

Read All News Presented by MSU Extension's Local Government Center For counties looking to provide board education/instruction, the LGC offers a “Board Leadership” training for all public board members (city,…
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November 16, 2019 in County News

Cybersecurity Awareness: Identity Theft & Internet Scams

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes…
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November 14, 2019 in NACo

2020 NACo Achievement Awards Now Open

Applications are now open for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2020 Achievement Awards!  The Achievement Awards Program is a non-competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative county government…
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November 14, 2019 in Association News

Announcement! There’s Been a Name Change!

We’ve rebranded the workers’ compensation claims unit and are now the Injury Assistance Team. The goal of rebranding is to set ourselves apart from the standard workers’ compensation adjuster. Our…
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November 13, 2019 in Safety Corner

Safety Corner: Top 10 Ways to Build A Great Safety Culture

Do you want your County to experience lower absenteeism, a happier workforce, and lower staff turnover? The first step to reaching these goals is to develop a thriving safety culture…
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November 12, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Planner I

Lewis & Clark County is seeking a Planner I. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, this position performs a variety of professional planning duties relative…
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November 12, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Planner II

Lewis & Clark County is seeking a Planner II. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, this position performs a variety of professional Land-Use Planning and…
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November 8, 2019 in Obituaries

Keith L. Benson

Keith L. Benson (age 89) passed away in Helena on November 8, 2019. He was born to Ed and Cora Benson near Hogeland on September 1, 1930 - the youngest…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Public Works Director

Cascade County is seeking a public works director. This position is under the general direction and with the concurrence of the Board of County Commissioners (County Commissioners), is responsible for…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Planning Director

Cascade County is seeking a Planning Director. This position is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Cascade County Planning Department, performs a variety of difficult, complex and specialized…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Deputy County Attorney – Criminal

Cascade County is seeking a Deputy County Attorney - Criminal. The Deputy County Attorney - Criminal performs complex legal, professional and administrative work. The work is performed in accordance with…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Information Technology & Services Director

Lewis & Clark County is seeking an Information Technology & Services Director. Under general administrative direction of the Chief Administration Officer and the City Manager, this position directs the day…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Planner

Cascade County is seeking a Planner. This position reports to the Planning Director and performs routine and complex administrative, technical professional work in planning programs for the County related to…
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November 1, 2019 in State News

Entitlement Share Growth for FY 2021

The Montana Department of Revenue has calculated the entitlement share growth factor for Fiscal Year 2021. For cities, counties, and consolidated governments, the growth factor for the entitlement share will…
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October 23, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Dawson County Seeking Correctional Officers

Dawson County is currently seeking correctional officers for the Dawson County Correctional Facility.
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October 23, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Dawson County Seeking Control Room Operator – Dawson County Corrections Facility

Dawson County is currently seeking a control room operator for the Dawson County Correctional Facility.
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October 18, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Interim Planning Director

Cascade County is seeking an Interim Planning Director. This position reports to the Planning Director and performs routine and complex administrative, technical professional work in planning programs for the County…
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October 16, 2019 in Association News

Congratulations to Shane Gorder, Richland County Commissioner & MACo’s New President

I would like to say thank you for allowing me to continue in this organization as the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) President.  It truly is an honor and I…
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October 10, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Richland County Health Department Seeking Public Health Director/Administrator

The Richland County Health Department is seeking a Public Health Director/Administrator. This position directs the provision of the 10 essential services of public health in Richland County and surrounding counties…
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October 10, 2019 in County News

Board of Crime Control Lifetime Achievement Award

The Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) announced that Tony Harbaugh, Custer County Sheriff--who has been in the county's Sheriff's Office for over 40 years--is the recipient of the MBCC…
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October 8, 2019 in County News

Refuge Revenue Sharing (RRS)

All Wildlife Refuges are managed under the U.S. fish & Wildlife Services, which is an agency inside of the Department of Interior. An important distinction on how annual Refuge Revenue…
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October 6, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Registered Sanitarian

Cascade County is seeking a Registered Sanitarian. This position spends approximately 75% of their time performing routine and follow-up inspect-ions of licensed establishments, provides information and education to establishment operators,…
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October 6, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Environmental Health Division Manager

Cascade County is seeking an Environmental Health Division Manager. This position manages staff and all programs and contracted services under the Environmental Health Division including, but not limited to, DPHHS…
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October 2, 2019 in Association News

MACo PCT Request for Proposals: Property Appraisal Services

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit offers from qualified vendors to provide property appraisal services for the Montana Association of Counties Property & Casualty Trust…
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October 1, 2019 in County News

Cybersecurity Awareness: Tips for Social Media

Cybersecurity is likely a term you've been hearing lately.  Below you find some additional tips regarding social media to better secure yourself, your family, and your organization. Also provided is…
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October 1, 2019 in Association News

2019 Directory of County Officials is on Sale

The 2019 Montana Association of Counties Directory of County Officials is on sale, down from $15.00 to $8.00. 
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October 1, 2019 in County News

New Lodging Rates Beginning October 1st

The General Services Administration has announced new lodging rates effective for travel beginning October 1, 2019.
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September 30, 2019 in State News

DOJ Advanced Authentication Requirement

In 2013, the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy put Advanced Authentication (AA) requirements in place. To date, many agencies and organizations haven’t implemented this security requirement. AA requires…
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