This annual professional development training for clerks, treasurers, and finance officers is designed to support you in your important and varied roles within your town or city through:

  • Timely workshops, information, and tools you need to effectively meet the responsibilities and challenges of your office
  • 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
  • Professional development—work towards state MMCT&FOA certification and national IIMC clerk and APT treasurer/finance officer certification 


The Clerks, Treasurers, & Finance Officers program is held in conjunction with the Elected Officials Workshop and the Jim Tillotson Service Program for city attorneys. Participants will have the opportunity to attend combined sessions with the elected officials to learn about topics that have an impact on everyone's duties. 


Date: Sunday, May 5th - Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Time: Sunday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks included
Location:  Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Butte, MT
Fees: 4-Day Registration:  $415;  $515 for non-members
  2.5-Day Registration:  $275;  $375 for non-members

1-Day Registration:  $105;  $205 for non-members

Hotel accommodations are not included in registration. See hotel information below for details.

Athenian Dialogue:

Registration, payment, and additional information for the Athenian Dialogue can be found here.

Stay tuned for information on the book selection!



Please note:
  • Hotel accommodations are not included in registration. See hotel information below for details.
  • If you are not yet a member of MMCTFOA and would like to become one, please contact Tammy Comer, the MMCTFOA treasurer, at [email protected] for membership payment.


  • Your registration will not be complete until all three steps are complete.
  • When you fill out the registration form in Step 2, you will be asked if you have read and understand the MMCT&FOA Code of Ethics. Regardless of whether you're a member of MMCT&FOA, please take a moment to read the Code and familiarize yourself with the Association's expectations and standards of professionalism.



Create your eXtension Account.

If you already have an account but don't remember your login information, follow the Create eXtension Account link below for help.

Once you have an eXtension account, you can access the eXtension education portal at 2024 Montana Municipal Institute Education Portal

You can access the sample practice quiz and certification track options and information, and we will update the education portal with agenda information and session handouts as they become available. 

Please make sure you can access this site and are comfortable navigating it on whatever device you will use before the start of Institute.






STEP 2: 

Complete the registration form.




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


STEP 3: 

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 and whether you are a member of MMCT&FOA.
  • If you are not yet a member of MMCTFOA and would like to become one, please contact Tammy Comer, the MMCTFOA treasurer, at [email protected] for membership payment.



If you would like to attend but your municipality is unable to support the cost, please consider applying for an Education Scholarship offered through the Montana Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association. Please find the application information for the education scholarships at MMCTFOA's website linked here.


**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 The Forge 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!