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Montana mayors attend training in Bozeman

March 14, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Forty-two mayors from across Montana attended the Montana Mayors Academy in Bozeman, held March 6-8.

Presented jointly by the Montana State University Local Government Center and the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority, the event provided training on budgeting, economic development, progressive discipline, employee benefits, board liability, effective meetings and public safety. Rob Ash, coach of the MSU football team, provided the keynote address on leadership.

"The office of mayor is complex, and this training equips them with skills they need to successfully serve their constituents," said Dan Clark, director of the MSU Local Government Center. "The interactive discussions on challenging issues facing Montana allow mayors to share what they have learned in their municipalities and to learn from other mayors who may have gone through a similar process in their city or town."

Montana mayors who attended the academy were:

Belgrade
Russ Nelson

Big Timber
Mark Stephens

Billings
Thomas Hanel

Bozeman
Sean Becker

Broadus
Alveda Hurst

Chester
Noel Walston

Clyde Park
Alice Hartman

Colstrip
Rose Hanser

Columbia Falls
Donald Barnhart

Columbus
Gary Woltermann


Conrad
Wendy Judisch

Cut Bank
Doug Embody

Dillon
Martin Malesich

Drummond
Gail Leeper

Dutton
Susan Fleshman

Eureka
Ethel White

Forsyth
Brad Matteson

Fort Peck
John Jones

Fromberg
Ed Warner-Combs

Great Falls
Michael Winters

Helena
Matt Elsaesser, mayor pro tem

Laurel
Kenneth Olson

Libby
Doug Roll

Lima
David Olsen

Malta
Shyla Jones

Miles City
Chris Grenz

Nashua
Patricia Hallet

Philipsburg
Anne Fillmore

Plains
Michael Brinson

Polson
Pat DeVries

Ryegate
Patti Bruner

Saco
Clint Simpson

Scobey
Ronald Audet

Shelby
Larry Bonderud

Stevensville
Gene Mim Mack

Sunburst
Gary Iverson

Thompson Falls
Carla Parks

Three Forks
Gene Townsend

Troy
Donald Banning

Twin Bridges
Thomas Hyndman

West Yellowstone
Pierre Martineau, deputy mayor

White Sulphur Springs
Julian Theriault

The MSU Local Government Center provides training, technical assistance and research services to elected, appointed and administrative officials and supports Montana's cities, towns and counties by partnering with local government practitioners and their professional associations.

Contact: Dan Clark (406) 994-7756, or daniel.clark@montana.edu