2024 EO Institute


The MSU Local Government Center (LGC) welcomes you to this professional development training for elected officials in Montana municipal governments. This program offers a variety of timely workshops designed to support you in your important roles within your town or city through:

  • Sessions that enhance the capacity of local government officials to serve effectively, professionally, and efficiently in municipal government
  • Workshops to help mayors and council members learn about their roles and responsibilities as elected officials and provide pertinent information about emerging issues and opportunities of importance to local governance
  • Sessions offered by experts from Montana State University, the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority, the Montana League of Cities and Towns, practicing experts in municipal government, and knowledgeable trainers from the public sector who work directly with local government
  • Networking opportunities with your colleagues in an atmosphere of professional growth and support

The program is held in conjunction with the Montana Municipal Institute for Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers and the 2024 Jim Tillotson Service Program for City Attorneys allowing for interaction between city attorneys and officials of both the executive and legislative branches of local government. Participants will have the opportunity to attend combined sessions with the clerks and treasurers to learn about topics that have an impact on everyone's duties. 

Date: Tuesday, May 7th - Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Time: Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks included
Location:  Fairmont Hot Springs, Butte, MT
Fees: Three-Day Registration - $225
  One-Day Registration-  $110
*Please note: Hotel accommodations are not included in registration. See hotel information below for details.






Complete the registration form.




STEP 2: 

Submit registration payment.

Our payment portal has been updated.

  • When you naviagte to the Registration Payment site, you will find several payment options to choose from.
  • Please read the choices carefully and select the appropriate amount based on how many days you plan to attend.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5:00pm, Monday April 22, 2024


**Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own hotel rooms.** 

A block of state rate rooms is reserved at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort under the block name MT Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, & Finance Officers. Reservations can be made by calling 406-797-3241.

Any remaining unreserved rooms at Fairmont will be released at noon on Friday, April 5th, 2024.

There is an additional block of rooms reserved at state rates at The Forge in Anaconda under the block name MMCTFOA. Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel at 406-797-4100.

Any remaining unreserved rooms at Fairmont will be released on Friday, March 29th, 2024.


Written notice of cancellation must be received by the Local Government Center no later than Friday, April 26, 2024 to receive a full refund of registration fees. No refund will be made for cancellations received after April 26, 2024. Substitution of a participant is encouraged over cancellation and may be made at any time. To cancel registration or send a substitute, please send notification to Schuyler Germann, 406.994.4186, [email protected] or to her attention at Montana State University Local Government Center, P.O. Box 170535, Bozeman, MT 59717-0535.

Questions? Contact Schuyler Germann, 406.994.4186, [email protected] or Lydia Maunz at 406.994.6695, [email protected].

 We look forward to seeing you in May!