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November 21, 2022 in Elected Officials Training, Events, News, Trainings, Upcoming Events

MACo 2022 Elected County Officials Training

The Montana Association of Counties, in cooperation with the Local Government Center at MSU, will present our Elected Officials training December 5th through 7th in Helena. With an excellent slate…
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November 18, 2022 in Association News, Virtual Townhalls

November 18th: National Opioid Settlements

View All Townhall Info Published November 18, 2022 On November 18th, MACo hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with information regarding the national opioid settlements and next steps.…
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October 20, 2022 in Association News, News

Election Processes Workgroup Releases Election Document & Launches Website

An independent bipartisan panel, convened to identify and answer common questions about Montana election processes and election integrity and security, has released a six-part document and associated website aimed at…
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October 14, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Garfield County is Seeking a Road & Bridge Superintendent

Garfield County is seeking to hire a Road & Bridge Superintendent. This position is responsible for maintaining roads and bridges and complying with the statutory requirements set forth for county…
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October 11, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Broadwater County is Seeking a Deputy County Attorney

Broadwater County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorney. This position is responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses in the Broadwater County Justice Court, representing the County government and other…
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October 11, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County is Seeking a Chief Financial Officer

Lewis & Clark County is seeking to hire a Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the county.
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October 3, 2022 in Association News, Employment Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, News

Montana Association of Counties is Seeking an IT Manager

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Manager. The primary focuses of this position are to plan, establish, and manage IT projects and serve as…
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September 20, 2022 in Annual Conference, Association News, Events

2022 MACo Annual Conference

MACo's 2022 Annual Conference is scheduled for September 25-28 in Billings at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center, and all elected officials are invited to attend.
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September 1, 2022 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Joette Woods, Liberty County

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Joette Woods. I am in my sixth year as a Liberty County Commissioner and looking forward to another…
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September 1, 2022 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Juanita Vero, Missoula County

Commissioner Juanita Vero is a fourth-generation partner of the E Bar L Ranch in rural Greenough, one of Montana’s oldest family-owned and operated dude ranches. In addition to running her…
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August 19, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Powell County is Seeking a Paralegal

Powell County is seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal. This position is responsible for performing advanced administrative and clerical assistance to the Powell County Attorney.
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August 17, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Powell County is Seeking an Interim Public Administrator

Powell County is seeking to appoint an Interim Public Administrator. This is an elected or appointed position. The Public Administrator provides services for persons in Powell County who may need…
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August 17, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Powell County is Seeking a Deputy County Attorney

Powell County is seeking a part-time Deputy County Attorney. This position is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in the State of Montana in the Third Judicial District Court and the…
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August 11, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities, News

Lewis & Clark County is Seeking a Deputy County Attorney

Lewis & Clark County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorney. Under the general direction of the County Attorney, this position primarily prosecutes criminal offenses, but may also represent…
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August 5, 2022 in Association News, Trainings

MACo PCT Fall HR Training Opportunities

MACo General Counsel, McKenzie McCarthy, will be presenting MACo PCT HR training in October around Montana. This free training is open to all county employees and will cover discipline, discrimination,…
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August 5, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County is Seeking a Planner

Lewis & Clark County is Seeking a Community & Development Planner
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July 12, 2022 in News

HB 632 Minimum Allocation Distribution by Resolution

MACo resolution approved by DNRC allowing counties to "give" HB 632 Minimum Allocation Funds to another eligible local government entity within that county.
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June 29, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Broadwater County is Seeking a Deputy County Attorney

Broadwater County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorney. This position is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor criminal offenses in the Broadwater County Justice Court; representing the county government and…
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June 21, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Richland County is Seeking a Deputy County Attorney

Richland County is seeking a Deputy County Attorney. This position is responsible for performing complex legal, professional, and administrative work, which is performed in accordance with established standards and practices…
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June 20, 2022 in County News, News

Mental Health Training Challenge

Encouraged by President Jason Strouf’s commitment to mental health, and hearing Karl Rosston’s (State Suicide Prevention coordinator) statement that the role of counties in stemming the tide of suicide is…
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June 9, 2022 in National News

IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022

Read All News Published June 9, 2022 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022.…
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May 12, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Beaverhead County is Seeking a Commission Support Specialist

Beaverhead County is Seeking a Commission Support Specialist. The Support Specialist performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of Commission goals and functions including, but not limited…
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April 22, 2022 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking DES Coordinator

Lewis & Clark County is seeking to hire a Disaster & Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator. Under general direction from the Director of Community Development & Planning, this position coordinates the…
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April 17, 2022 in Association News, Trainings

Spring & Summer HR Training Opportunities

MACo General Counsel, McKenzie McCarthy, will be presenting HR training in June and July around Montana. This free training is open to all county employees and will cover discipline, discrimination,…
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April 17, 2022 in Association News, District Meetings

MACo Districts 1, 2 & 3 Meeting

This meeting has concluded. The next Districts 1, 2 & 3 meeting will be held in June or July of 2023.
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April 17, 2022 in Association News, District Meetings

MACo Districts 4 & 5 Meeting

This meeting has concluded. The next Districts 4 & 5 meeting will be held in June or July of 2023.
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April 17, 2022 in Association News, District Meetings

MACo Districts 6 & 7 Meeting

This meeting has concluded. The next Districts 6 & 7 meeting will be held in June or July of 2023.
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April 17, 2022 in Association News, District Meetings

MACo Districts 8, 9 & 12 Meeting

This meeting has concluded. The next Districts 8, 9 & 12 meeting will be held in June or July of 2023.
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April 17, 2022 in Association News, District Meetings

MACo Districts 10 & 11 Meeting

This meeting has concluded. The next Districts 10 & 11 meeting will be held in June or July of 2023.
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April 15, 2022 in Association News, Virtual Townhalls

April 15th: ARPA Minimum Allocation Grants

During our townhall we focused on ARPA minimum allocation grants, and we were also joined by staff from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISCA) with Homeland Security who shared…
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April 4, 2022 in Employment Opportunities

Sanders County Seeking Public Health Director

Sanders County is seeking to hire a Public Health Director. This position provides comprehensive nursing services in preventive health, home health, and clinic programs through assessment, teaching, counseling, and prevention…
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April 1, 2022 in County News, Local Government Services

FY 23 Inflation Factor for Mill Levy Calculation

The inflation factor for FY 2023 is 1.77%. Per 15-10-420, MCA, “a governmental entity that is authorized to impose mills may impose a mill levy sufficient to generate the amount of…
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April 1, 2022 in Coronavirus, County News, National News

Economic Relief & Recovery Program Update

On April 1st, Treasury released the Project & Expenditure Report templates for the Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program (SLFRF) program. The Project & Expenditure Report is due…
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March 8, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking YINC Paralegal

Cascade County is seeking a YINC Paralegal. This position assists attorneys in the all aspects of child abuse and neglect proceedings by filing petitions for permanent legal custody and termination…
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March 8, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities, News

Cascade County Seeking Deputy County Attorney – Criminal Dept.

Cascade County Seeking Deputy County Attorney
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March 8, 2022 in Coronavirus, County News, National News

ARPA Funds: Important Reminder Regarding Revenue Replacement

The Treasury Final Rules have created a new opportunity to use your direct Local Government Recovery Funds for any governmental purpose.
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February 9, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Flathead County Seeking Health Officer

Flathead County is seeking a health officer. This position performs administrative, supervisory, consultative, and professional public health duties for the administration, organization, and maintenance of the Flathead City-County Health Department.
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January 25, 2022 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Public Works Director

Lewis and Clark County is hiring a Public Works Director to manage and direct the Public Works Department operations, programs, and services, and provide supervision to the department.
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January 19, 2022 in Grants

Montana Land Information Act Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Montana State Library is now accepting applications for the annual Montana Land Information Act (MLIA) Grant Program for the state fiscal year 2023.
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January 19, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Paralegal

Cascade County Seeking Full-Time Paralegal
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January 18, 2022 in County News

41st Annual MACRS Conference Coming this Spring

41st Annual MACRS Conference Coming this Spring
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December 20, 2021 in Grants, State News

Grants Available: Renewable Resource Grant & Loan Program

Grants Available: Renewable Resource Grant & Loan Program
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December 17, 2021 in National News

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2022

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2022 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
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December 17, 2021 in Association News

2022 New Year’s Resolutions & Reminders

Reviewing certain county duties and requirements is good practice, and the first Commission meeting in January is a good time to adopt policies and set guidelines for the year. You…
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December 15, 2021 in Association News

A Few Words From Our President, Custer County Commissioner Jason Strouf

My name is Jason Strouf and I am proud to introduce myself as your newly elected MACo President for the coming year. We just completed a very successful and informational…
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December 6, 2021 in Grants, State News

Grants Available: Reclamation & Development Grants Program

DNRC Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) is now accepting applications for RDGP Planning Grants to fund planning and assessment for natural resource projects. Up to $50,000 is available per…
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December 1, 2021 in Association News

MACo Welcomes Meagan Gallagher as Events & Marketing Coordinator

Meagan Gallagher joined the MACo administrative team on November 29th as the Events and Marketing Coordinator.
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November 12, 2021 in Association News, Legislative Updates, Virtual Townhalls

November 12th: Montana Marijuana Regulation & Taxation

During our thirteenth townhall, we focused on Montana marijuana regulation and taxation and explained the new law and how it is being implemented by different jurisdictions.
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November 3, 2021 in Association News

Closing County Offices/Courthouses on Non-legal Holidays

MACo is consistently asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or any other day not specified as a…
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October 5, 2021 in Association News

MACo Welcomes Karen Alley to the Team

Karen Alley joined the MACo General Counsel Office on October 25 as Associate General Counsel.  Karen’s main focus will be Land Use.
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