The League’s 2023 Annual Conference, GO LOCAL, which took place October 11th through the 13th in Helena, brought together nearly 400 locally elected officials, municipal staff, and partners in local government from across Montana. Over the course of three days, attendees connected with their peers; learned how to move from conflict to conversation with even the most challenging of community members from keynote speaker Matt Lehrman; attended an array of breakout sessions on topics such as using artificial intelligence, grant writing, and how to support local youth; engaged with a total of 57 exhibitors; and grew their network at evening social gatherings, one of which took place in beautiful downtown Helena.
The goal of GO LOCAL was to empower local governments to take the lead in shaping their communities’ future and the conference delivered on that. Attendees left Helena with fresh ideas, practical solutions, and a renewed sense of purpose, ready to return to their respective cities and towns to make a positive impact.
Be sure to save the date for the League’s 2024 Conference in West Yellowstone, October 2nd through the 4th. And, GO LOCAL!