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Montana county commissioners attend certification school

January 29, 2010

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County commissioners from 21 Montana countes attended the recent County Commissioners Certification School in Helena.

The Montana State University Local Government Center provides the program on behalf of the Montana Association of Counties. Commissioners earn certification after completing the 40 hours of instruction over a two-year period. The curriculum includes classes on budget, finance and taxation, intergovernmental relations, human resource management, special boards governance, courthouse relations, reappraisal, and disaster declarations and mill levies.

Montana county officials who received certification were (all are county commissioners except where noted):

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
Rose Nyman
Neal Warner

Broadwater County
Elaine Graveley
Laura Obert

Carbon County
Doug Tucker

Cascade County
Bill Salina

Chouteau County
Daren Schuster

Glacier County
Ron Rides At the Door
Tony Sitzmann

Hill County
Michael Wendland

Jefferson County
David Kirsch

Judith Basin County
Bill Annala

Lake County
William D. Barron

Mineral County
Duane Simons

Missoula County
Michele Landquist

Park County
Martha Miller, auditor
Randy Taylor

Powell County
Cele Pohle

Richland County
Loren Young

Rosebud County
Robert Lee

Sanders County
Tony B. Cox

Stillwater County
Dennis Shupak

Sweet Grass County
Susie Mosness

Teton County
James Hodgskiss

Treasure County
Morris Spannagel

Jennifer Blessum, (406) 994-6694, jennifer.blessum@montana.edu