Professional development is offered for the clerk, treasurer, and finance officer positions in all Montana municipal governments through the MSU Local Government Center (LGC). The LGC hosts a week-long Municipal Institute each May, at which thirty hours of IIMC certified training and typically 20+ hours of APT certified training are offered. 

Why Should We Send Our Clerk/Treasurer to the Municipal Institute?

Municipal clerks, deputy clerks, treasurers and finance officers benefit greatly from attending the Montana Municipal Institute. Why? The Institute allows them to stay current with effective methods for meeting the responsibilities and challenges of their office and to network with their colleagues in an atmosphere conducive to professional growth.


Instructors at the Institute include Montana State University faculty, the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority, the Montana League of Cities and Towns, practicing experts in municipal government, and resource persons from the public sector who work directly with local government. Each year the Institute expands professional development opportunities by designing new courses to complement the existing curriculum of administrative, leadership, and technical skills needed by municipal clerks, treasurers, and finance officers.


By supporting attendance at this important event each year, you will help ensure your clerk or treasurer is best prepared to properly and effectively provide excellent service to your community. 

How Do I Register?

 1. Create an eXtension account if you do not already have one (if you created on last year do NOT create another one). CLICK HERE for account creation instructions. 


2. Complete the registration form - CLICK HERE  to access the form


3. Send a check to the MSU Local Government Center for the appropriate amount indicated in the registration form. 


A draft agenda and more detailed conference information will be posted soon. 


Hotel Information

Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own hotel rooms.


There is a block of state rate rooms at the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center under the block name Municipal Clerks.

Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center front desk phone number: 406.248.7151


A small block of of state rate rooms is also available at the Radisson Hotel Billings under the block name Municipal Clerks 2018

Radisson Hotel front desk phone number: 406.248.7701


Professional Association

Many Montana clerks, treasurers and finance officers are members of MMCT&FOA. The association provides a structured group that offers support, guidance, and training opportunities to fellow members throughout the year.

If you would like to become a member, please visit the MMCT&FOA website.


International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)

Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APTUS&C)


For those who wish to earn an IIMC international Certified Municipal Clerk certification or an APT international Public Finance Administrator certification, the Montana Municipal Institute provides the necessary training to complete the education portion of the accreditation requirements.



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