• 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.

  • 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
  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmDeer Lodge Elks Club, 230 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Records Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register Online

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmHamilton City Hall, 223 S 2nd Street, Community Room, Hamilton, MT

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now!

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmCity Hall, 306 E Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmNorley Hall - 300 N. Virginia Street, Conrad, MT

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmFire Training Hall, 305 W Watson St. Lewistown, MT

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmFire Hall, 624 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls, MT

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm Bozeman City Hall, City Commission Room, 121 N. Rouse, Bozeman, MT 59715

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmRichland County Extension 1499 N Central Ave, Sidney, MT

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmCity Hall Council Chambers, 12 Cherry St , Colstrip, MT

    The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

    2019 Summit topics include:

    • Legislative Update – MLCT
    • Public Information Requests – MLCT
    • Child Abuse Prevention in Municipal Operations – MMIA
    • Liability 101 – MMIA
    • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC
    • Final Q&A – MLCT, MMIA, and LGC staff

    Lunch will be provided.

    Register online, now.

  • 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