In October 2000, the MSU College of Letters & Science, the Political Science Department, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs entered into an agreement that formalized the relationship between MSU Extension and the Local Government Center. MSU Extension has provided significant support to the Local Government Center. In 2006, Extension Director and Vice Provost Douglas Steele placed Dr. Paul Lachapelle, Community Development Specialist, in the Local Government Center. This has resulted in a very productive partnership, including collaboration on trainings for local elected officials and publications.
Montana Municipal Interlocal AuthorityThe Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) collaborates with the Local Government Center to provide the Montana Executive forum and the Jim Tillotson Service Program, a training for city attorneys.
Montana League of Cities and Towns
Montana Association of Counties
The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) and the Local Government Center collaborate on a number of projects, including a 20-hour Certification for County Commissioners curriculum.
Montana Municipal Clerks Treasurers & Finance Officers Association
Montana Association of Clerks of District Court
Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers
Local Government Center staff have periodically provided ethics training at the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers semi-annual Insitute. Additionally, an issue of the Montana Policy Review dealt with ethics issues for the training of their officers.
Montana County Treasurers AssociationThe Local Government Center administers a yearly Treasurers Certficiation School for the MCTA.