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.



Municipal Elected Officials Program

Municipal elected officials have access to several courses throughout the two and a half day program that are created specifically to address issues that Montana officials often face. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions combined with the municipal clerks' and treasurers' tracks to learn about topics that have an impact on everyone's duties. 

Date: Tuesday, May 3rd - Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meals: Breakfasts, lunches, break refreshments
Location: Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman, MT
Fee: $225.00* Elected Officials Program:Tuesday afternoon - Thursday morning
$110.00* for single day participation in Elected Officials Program. 
*Please note: Hotel accommodations are not included in registration. See hotel information below for details.


To register for the Montana Municipal Institute - Elected Officials Program click on the button below and complete the registration form.

Please ensure payment is made to the MSU Local Government Center (LGC) by the method you choose in the registration form. Registration will not be considered complete until payment is received by the LGC.   



Mailing Address: 

MSU Extension Local Government Center

PO Box 170535

Bozeman, MT 59717-0535

 Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 22, 2022


Online Payment: 

Elected officials can register for the 2022 Municipal Institute by completing the steps below. The payment option is for credit card payment. If you prefer to pay by check, indicate your preference in the registration form and you will be invoiced.


 Hotel Accommodations:

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

A block of state rate rooms is reserved at the Best Western GranTree for Municipal Institute participants under the block nameMT Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, & Finance Officers. Reservations can be made by calling (406) 587-5261.

**please note, you must ask for the block as it is written (ask for "MT" not "Montana") when requesting a room in the block.**


An additional block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn just across 7th Avenue from the Best Western GranTree. 

1370 N. 7thAve, Bozeman, MT 59715

The block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Inn is also at the state rate under the group name Municipal Institute. Reservations can be made at the Comfort Inn by calling (406) 587-2322.


Any remaining unreserved rooms in both room blocks will be released on April 5th, 2022.

Reserve your room before April 5th to ensure you recieve the state rate. 

Conference Cancellation Policy

If notice of cancellation is received by the Local Government Center by Friday, April 22, 2022 the total registration fee will be refunded. No refund will be made for cancellations received after April 22, 2022. Substitute participants may be made at any time. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Kent at the MSU Local Government Center: (406) 994-6657 or ashleykent@montana.edu.


 We look forward to seeing you in May!