Welcome to the Montana Newly Elected Municipal Officials Resource Hub operated by Montana League of Cities and Towns, Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority, and Montana State University Local Government Center. 

Foundations of Governance

Online Training for Newly Elected Officials
Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
January 26 - February 23

This five-week webinar series covers a wide range of topics to equip newly elected officials with a solid foundation and understanding of local government. From the basics of the form and function of local governance to risk management to keeping decision-making local, this series is a go-to resource for local leaders.

  • January 26 - Introduction to Municipal Government Resources
    February 2 - Understanding The Purpose and Function of Municipal Government
    February 9 - Roles And Responsibilities in Municipal Government
    February 16 - Montana Open Meeting and Citizen Participation Laws
    February 23 - Collective Advocacy and Risk Management

Questions? We have answers. 

Contact MSU Local Government Center to gain guidance on:

Form and Function of Local Government
Voter Review Process
Parliamentary Procedures for Public Officials

Contact MMIA to learn more about:

Pooled Coverage
Risk Management

Contact the League for more information on:

Keeping Decision-Making Local
Federal, State, and Local Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Communication and Advocacy Tools


Executive Forum 
(Mayors, City Managers, Administrators, and Executives)
February 28 - March 1
Sidney, MT
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Jim Tillotson Service Program
(Municipal Attorneys)
May 7 - 10
Fairmont Hotsprings
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Municipal Summits
(All elected officials and municipal staff)
Select dates May - June
Registration coming soon.
League Annual Conference
(All elected officials and municipal staff)
October 2 - 4
West Yellowstone, MT
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Montana League of Cities and Towns (League) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association of all 127 incorporated cities and towns of Montana. Since 1931, the League has provided technical support, research, and advocacy at the state and federal levels.

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority is a member-owned, member-operated organization providing pooled liability, property, workers' compensation, and employee benefits coverage. MMIA is a risk management organization here to help your municipality.

Montana State University Local Government Center is here to strengthen the capacities of local governmental units and provide training, technical assistance, and research services to elected, appointed, and administrative officials.