• Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    9:00 am700 W Custer Ave
  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2019

    Celebrating EITC Awareness Day

    January 25, 2019, is the thirteenth annual Earned Income Tax Assistance (EITC) Awareness Day. This day offers an opportunity for cities in MONTANA to come together with community organizations, schools, employers and other partners to increase awareness of the EITC and other tax credits.

    It also offers city leaders the opportunity for city to connect with, celebrate and encourage their residents to access free tax filing services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

    In 2018, more than $159M was accessed by eligible workers and families in our state and nearly $63 billion nationwide.

    Each year, these dollars provide an economic jolt for businesses within our communities and increase the financial stability of families.

    EITC Awareness Day is an effort by the IRS to increase the number of individuals that claim the EITC on their tax returns.

    Many families do not even realize they are eligible to receive this refund.

    According to the IRS, one in five eligible individuals does not claim the EITC, potentially leaving hundreds or thousands of dollars on the table that could be used to pay bills and purchase necessities for their families. If claimed, these EITC returns could inject millions of dollars into the local economy.

    That’s why the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) has created a guide for EITC Awareness Day to help city leaders connect with VITA partners and raise residents’ awareness of the EITC by celebrating EITC Awareness Day. The guide can be found here.

    We hope you will join us in celebrating the EITC on January 25 and raise awareness of this important
    economic development tool for the cities and residents in our state.

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 amJorgenson's Inn & Suites, 1714 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601

    2019 Executive Forum, February 13, 2019, Jorgenson's Inn and Suites, Helena, Brought to you by MLCT, MMIA, and MSU LGC. RSVP online now!

    Mayors, chief executives, and city managers join the MMIA, the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), and the MSU Local Government Center for the 2019 Executive Forum. The Forum is an educational and networking experience that is designed specifically with you in mind.
    Please RSVP for this event at https://form.jotform.com/83224793942161 and watch for the agenda. Registration is free, but we need an accurate attendee count to adequately plan the event.

    Final Agenda Announced!

    To reserve your room in our block at Jorgenson’s Inn and Suites, please call 406-442-1770 and use the code “MMIA 2019 Executive Forum.”

    This year’s Executive Forum is coupled with a Local Government Day at the Capitol Rotunda on February 14.

    Take this opportunity to connect with your Montana legislators on local issues and pending legislation that will affect your city or town. No registration necessary. This event is presented by MLCT, MMIA, and our partners at the Montana Association of Counties (MACo).

    If you have any questions, please contact Janel Favero at 406-495-7016 or [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you in February!

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 amCapitol Rotunda

    February 14th
    State Capitol Rotunda
    1301 E 6th Ave, Helena, MT 59601

    This year’s Executive Forum is coupled with a Local Government Day at the Capitol Rotunda on February 14.
    Take this opportunity to connect with your Montana legislators on local issues and pending legislation that will affect your city or town. Local Government Day includes an informal lunch held in the Capitol Rotunda at 11:30. No registration is necessary.

    This event is presented by MLCT, MMIA, and our partners at MACo.

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019
    Thu
    09
    May
    2019
    1:00 pmBest Western GranTree/The Days Inn, Bozeman, MT
  • Wed
    08
    May
    2019
    Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    1:00 pmBest Western GranTree/The Days Inn, Bozeman, MT

    May 8 - 10, 2019
    Best Western GranTree/The Days Inn
    Bozeman, MT

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    9:00 am700 W Custer Ave. Helena, MT 59602
  • Wed
    02
    Oct
    2019
    Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 6391, 1223 Mullowney Ln, Billings, MT 59101
  • Wed
    02
    Oct
    2019
    Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    8:00 amBillings Hotel and Convention Center, 6391, 1223 Mullowney Ln, Billings, MT 59101
  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 6391, 1223 Mullowney Ln, Billings, MT 59101