Who Should Attend and Why?

The purpose of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of local government officials to serve effectively, professionally and efficiently in municipal government. The workshop will help mayors and council members learn about their roles and responsibilities as elected officials and provide pertinent information about emerging issues and opportunities of importance to local governance. The program is held in conjunction with the Montana Municipal Institute for Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers and also the Jim Tillotson Service Program for City Attorneys, which allows for interaction between city attorneys and officials of both the executive and legislative branches of local government.

Fees: $180 for EACH Elected Official 

Includes: Pre-Conference sessions; all instructional materials; the Wednesday evening reception; breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday; and the Thursday evening banquet honoring graduating Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers.

$35 Guest banquet ticket (includes a Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner)


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Deadline:  Wednesday April 20, 2016


PDF  For the full PDF information packet, including the agenda breakdown, click on the PDF icon! 


Hotel Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements. A block of rooms is reserved at the state rate at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center where the workshop will be held. Please refer to the block code MMC16 when making your reservation as the majority of the rooms in the hotel are being held within this block. Reservations may be made online at www.billingshotel.net or by calling 406.248.7151. 

The release date for this block of rooms is April 20, 2016.


Cancellation Policy

If notice of cancellation is received by the Local Government Center by Friday, April 22, 2016, the total registration fee will be refunded. No refundwill be made for cancellations received after April 22, 2016. Substitute participants may be made at any time. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Kent at the Local Government Center: (406) 994-6694 or ashleykent@montana.edu.

 We look forward to seeing you in May!