Association News

July 1, 2020 in Association News

MACo Launches Mobile App

After several years fielding requests, the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is eager to announce that we are now offering a mobile application.
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June 17, 2020 in Association News

MACo Awards 2020 President’s Scholarships

MACo President and Richland County Commissioner, Shane Gorder, has announced that Allyson Young, Everett Jensen, and Mason Mindt are the awardees of the 2020 MACo President’s Scholarships.
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June 12, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

Local Government Reimbursement Program Update & Answering Your Questions

On June 12th, 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 29, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

Update on CARES Act Reimbursements

On May 29th, 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 22, 2020 in Association News, County News

MACo’s Annual Salary Survey Completed: Results Available for Download

Every year, MACo collects county elected official salary information from the current fiscal year (FY 2020) for use by counties in the budget-setting process for the next fiscal year (FY…
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May 13, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus

Upcoming 2020 District Meetings

Given these unprecedented times, and after MUCH discussion, we have come to the difficult decision that this year’s district meetings will be virtual as opposed to in-person. The annual trip…
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May 8, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

Governor’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force Update & Outcomes

The second session in our series of townhalls focused on the Governor’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force.  MACo Executive Director, Eric Bryson, reported on the progress and guidance that came…
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April 29, 2020 in Association News, County News

Letter from Our MACo President

I am writing you all to say hello and to wish you, your family, and friends all well in these uncertain times. Thank you to all the counties and their…
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April 24, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, County News, National News

Letter from MACo Fiscal Officer Calling for Full Funding of SRS & PILT

County governments across Montana and the nation face budget shortfalls as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is no surprise when local small businesses and the agriculture industry struggle…
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April 23, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, County News

Montana Commissioner Townhall Recording

On April 23rd, MACo and the Local Government Center hosted a virtual "townhall" to provide Montana’s County Commissions with a venue and opportunity to share and learn from the situations…
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April 23, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

Communicating During the Coronavirus Pandemic

On April 23rd, MACo and the Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s County Commissioners with a venue and opportunity to share and learn from the situations…
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April 17, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, County News, National News

Fourth COVID-19 Funding Package

Yesterday, the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program also dried up. This is putting mounting pressure on Congress to pass another COVID-19…
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April 13, 2020 in Association News, Coronavirus, County News, National News, State News

Montana’s Counties Need Help

HELENA, MT – Local Government is at the front lines of the COVID-19 response, including our law enforcement, health departments, health officers, county-owned medical facilities, and through our work with…
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March 30, 2020 in Association News, Risk Sharing

MACo HCT Trustee Appointment Process Notice

MACo HCT Trustee Tom Berry, Musselshell County Commissioner, elected to a 4-year term (09/2019 – 09/2023), has resigned as County Commissioner in Musselshell County and thereby resigned as Health Care Trust…
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February 20, 2020 in Safety Corner

2020 Risk Management Safety Awards

The MACo WCT/PCT Risk Management Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Midwinter Conference in Great Falls.  MACo recognizes those counties exhibiting a continued commitment to…
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