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:
Matt Elsaesser, mayor pro tem
Gene Mim Mack
Pierre Martineau, deputy mayor
White Sulphur Springs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org