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May 12, 2022 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Beaverhead County Seeking Commission Support Specialist

Read All News Published May 12, 2022 Position Details Position Title: Commission Support Specialist County: Beaverhead Department: County Commissioners Salary or Pay Rate: $19.40 - $21.48/hour DOE Closing Date: May…
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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, Upcoming Events

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 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 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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October 1, 2021 in County News, State News

Montana Employers Recognized with 2021 Governor’s Achievement Awards

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today recognized employers who go above and beyond in their efforts to make their workplaces safer with the 2021 Governor’s Safety Achievement Award;…
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September 21, 2021 in Association News

MACo President, Commissioner Doug Martens, Bids Farewell

My time as President of MACo is coming to an end. It was an experience I will never forget. There are so many thank you's in order--I can’t even begin…
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September 3, 2021 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Ross Butcher, Fergus County

MACo is a very valuable tool to us, as elected local leaders, to provide support and the resources necessary to help carry out our duties and responsibilities. Should I be…
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September 3, 2021 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Sidney Fitzpatrick, Big Horn County

I will be dedicated to MACo and will work to bring cooperation and diversity with other counties to ensure integrity in the 2nd Vice President position. I would respectfully serve…
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September 3, 2021 in Association News

MACo Fiscal Officer Candidate: Commissioner Mike McGinley, Beaverhead County

MACo is the glue that gives the counties their collective power. Involvement by commissioners is the strength of MACo. I have always believed that if you belong to any organization,…
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September 1, 2021 in Association News

MACo Welcomes Sandra Marks as HCT Senior Account Executive

Help us in welcoming a new addition to our team! Sandra Marks has joined the MACo Health Care Trust as their new Senior Account Executive.
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August 27, 2021 in Association News, Virtual Townhalls

August 27: More ARPA! (And Other MACo Updates)

During our twelfth Virtual Townhall of 2021, we discussed primarily the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as well as provided some MACo updates.
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August 23, 2021 in Association News, County News

Deadline Approaching for Counties to Submit Fiscal Recovery Fund Reports to U.S. Treasury

Counties that receive funding from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund are required to meet compliance and reporting responsibilities. On August 31, both the Interim Report and the Recovery…
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August 20, 2021 in Association News, County News

MACo Announces New Cybersecurity Initiative

MACo is pleased to announce a new cybersecurity initiative being offered to our membership and introduce Art Pembroke as the Program Coordinator. In order to launch this member benefit we…
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August 5, 2021 in Grants

Grants Available: Renewable Resource Grant & Loan Program

The DNRC Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program (RRGL) is accepting planning grant applications. Planning grants are available to government entities for planning activities which lead to an RRGL program…
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August 1, 2021 in County News

Montana Association of Planners 2021 Conference

The 2021 Montana Association of Planners Conference will be held in Missoula, Montana at the Holiday Inn Downtown from Monday, September 13, through Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
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July 27, 2021 in County News, National News

USDA Invests $1 Million for Montana Rural Economic Development

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Montana Acting State Director Jake Ceartin today announced that USDA is investing $1 million to support rural economic development in Montana.
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July 24, 2021 in Grants

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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July 16, 2021 in Association News, Legislative Updates, Virtual Townhalls

July 16th: Recent Land Use Changes

During our eleventh Virtual Townhall of 2021, we focused primarily on land use changes made during the 2021 legislative session. We also continued to answer ARPA and other local government…
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July 1, 2021 in Association News, County News, State News

Changes to the Montana Wrongful Discharge Act

The Montana Legislature made significant changes to the Montana Wrongful Discharge Act (WDEA) during the 2021 Legislative Session that became effective April 1, 2021. The changes made the law more…
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June 24, 2021 in Association News, County News, National News, State

FY 2021 PILT Payments Distributed

The 2021 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments were made on or about June 24, 2021, to more than 1,900 local government entities across the United States. On December…
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June 18, 2021 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

June 18th: Digging Deeper into ARPA

On June 18th, MACo and the Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with timely updates as well as a venue and opportunity to share and…
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June 5, 2021 in Coronavirus, National News

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The latest COVID-19 relief package, signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating…
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June 4, 2021 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

June 4th: Answering Your ARPA Questions

On June 4th, MACo and the Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with timely updates as well as a venue and opportunity to share and…
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June 1, 2021 in Association News, Legislative Updates

MACo Legislative Update, Issue 17 – June 1, 2021

Hi, hello, how are ya? It’s been a hot minute since I last graced the interface of your selected internet-capable device. Where have I been? Nowhere. Recuperating. Recovering. Sleeping. Thinking…Thinking…
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June 1, 2021 in Association News, Land Use Training, Legislative Updates

2021 Sanitation in Subdivision Bills AND Part 1 & Part 2 Zoning Bills

On June 1st, MACo and the Montana League of Cities & Towns (MLCT) provided training and updates on sanitation in subdivision bills as well as Part 1 and Part 2…
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May 25, 2021 in Association News, Land Use Training, Legislative Updates

SB 161 (2021) – An Act Allowing Certain Subdivisions to Qualify for an Expedited Review

On May 25th, MACo and the Montana League of Cities & Towns (MLCT) provided training and updates on SB 161 from Montana's 2021 Legislative Session, which generally revised subdivision laws.
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May 25, 2021 in County News, National News

Missoula County Earns National Achievement Award for Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

The National Association of Counties (NACo) named Missoula County as a recipient of a 2021 Achievement Award in recognition of the county’s effort to establish the Big Sky Passenger Rail…
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May 18, 2021 in Association News, Land Use Training, Legislative Updates

HB 450 (2021) – An Act Revising Laws Related to Divisions of Land Exempt from Subdivision Review

On May 11th, MACo and the Montana League of Cities & Towns (MLCT) provided training and updates on SB 174 from Montana's 2021 Legislative Session, which revised laws related to…
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May 14, 2021 in Association News, Coronavirus, Legislative Updates, Virtual Townhalls

May 14th: Sine Die & Continuing the ARPA Discussion

On May 14th, MACo and the Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with a venue and opportunity to share and learn from the situations and…
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May 12, 2021 in County News

Additional FY 2020 Mineral Impact Fund Distribution

Mineral Leasing Act (MLA, 30 U.S.C. 191) payments were sequestered under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA) by the federal government for our state FY…
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May 11, 2021 in Association News, Land Use Training, Legislative Updates

SB 174 (2021) – An Act Revising Laws Related to the Review & Approval of a Subdivision

On May 11th, MACo and the Montana League of Cities & Towns (MLCT) provided training and updates on SB 174 from Montana's 2021 Legislative Session, which revised laws related to…
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