Association News

October 15, 2021 in Employment Opportunities

MACo Seeking Marketing & Events Coordinator

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a Marking and Events Coordinator. The primary focus of this position is to plan and organize meetings and conferences associated with MACo…
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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 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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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 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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