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December 22, 2020 in Association News, County News, National News, State News

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is 56 cents per mile driven for business use, down…
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December 18, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

December 18th: MACo & LGC Answer Questions About the Newly Implemented Guidance for the LGRP & Provide Legislative Updates

On December 18th, 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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December 17, 2020 in Association News

2021 New Year’s Resolutions & Reminders

It’s time once again for the Annual New Year’s Resolutions and Reminders! Every year it's good to review certain county duties and requirements, and the  first Commission meeting of the…
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December 4, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

December 4th: MACo & LGC Address the Unexpected New Guidance for the Final Cycle of the Local Government Reimbursement Program

On December 4th, 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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November 13, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

November 13th: MACo & LGC Discuss How CARES Act Dollars Must be Spent

On November 13th, 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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November 3, 2020 in Association News

MACo Adopts Legislative Package

On October 1, 2020, MACo's membership adopted the Association's legislative package, encompassing an assortment of resolutions and policy statements for the upcoming 67th Legislative Session. The adopted resolutions become proposed legislation;…
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November 3, 2020 in Association News

Regionalized Elected County Official Training

The Montana Association of Counties, in cooperation with the Local Government Center at MSU, will provide multiple regionalized trainings throughout Montana for this year’s Elected County Official Training. 
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November 2, 2020 in Association News

Christmas Eve is Still Not a Holiday

The day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve are still not holidays, even in 2020. Every year, MACo writes either a newsletter article and/or an email blast with this information. A…
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October 30, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

October 30th: MACo & LGC Answer Your CARES Act Questions

On October 30th, 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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October 29, 2020 in Association News

Congratulations to Doug Martens, Rosebud County Commissioner & MACo’s New President

Greetings to All of MACo! My name is Doug Martens, and I was recently elected as your new MACo President—it was certainly a different process due to the COVID restrictions.…
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October 27, 2020 in Association News

Interested In Serving on a MACo Committee?

MACo President Doug Martens will soon be making MACo committee appointments for the upcoming year, and we need your help.  If you're interested in serving, don't forget to submit your…
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October 16, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

October 16th: Townhall Answering Your CARES Act Questions

On October 16th, 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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September 25, 2020 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 22, 2020 in Association News

MACo President, Commissioner Shane Gorder, Bids Farewell

I wanted to put a few words together to say thank you to everyone for the opportunity to serve as the MACo President this past year. It has truly been…
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September 22, 2020 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Dennis Zander, Dawson County

I was elected in 2016 and currently serve as the Dawson County Commission Chair, and have held a seat on MACo's Energy Committee since joining the Association. I will continue…
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