Montana State University
In October 2000, the MSU College of Letters & Science, the Political Science Department, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs entered into an agreement that formalized the relationship between MSU Extension and the Local Government Center. MSU Extension has provided significant support to the Local Government Center. In 2006, Extension Director and Vice Provost Douglas Steele placed Dr. Paul Lachapelle, Community Development Specialist, in the Local Government Center. This has resulted in a very productive partnership, including collaboration on trainings for local elected officials and publications.

 

 

EXTERNAL PARTNERSHIPS

 

MMIA

Montana League of Cities and Towns

 

MT-Association of Counties

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

The Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) collaborates with the Local Government Center to provide the Montana Mayors AcademyMontana Mayors Forum, and the Jim Tillotson Service Program, a training for city attorneys.

Montana League of Cities and Towns

The Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT) collaborate to provide high-quality assistance to municipal governments across the state.

Montana Association of Counties

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) and the Local Government Center collaborate on a number of projects, including a 20-hour Certification for County Commissioners curriculum.

 

 

MMCT

 

District Court

 

Montana Municipal Clerks Treasurers & Finance Officers Association

The Montana Municipal Clerks Treasurers & Finance Officers Association (MMCT&FOA) has worked with the Local Government Center to administer the Montana Municipal Institute for the past 18 years. This 3-year certification program, which includes 40-hours of instruction annually, is approved by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and by the National Municipal Treasurers Association.

Montana Association of Clerks of District Court

The Montana Association of Clerks of District Court (MACDC) adopted a certification program developed by the Local Government Center.
 

 

 

OTHER ASSOCIATIONS

 

Sheriffs Seal

Treasurers Association

 

Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers

Local Government Center staff have periodically provided ethics training at the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers semi-annual Institute. Additionally, an issue of the Montana Policy Review dealt with ethics issues for the training of their officers.

Montana County Treasurers Association

The Local Government Center administers a yearly Treasurers Certification School for the MCTA.