2021 Executive Forum Update

2021 Executive Forum

The Executive Forum for Mayors and City Managers typically takes place during the transmittal break during legislative years. However, due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the League, MMIA, and the Local Government Center have decided to forgo the traditional Executive Forum and communicate with membership via virtual town hall meetings throughout the legislative session. Please watch your email for invitations to these events. If you want to ensure your name is on our mailing list, please contact directory@mtleague.org.

2020 Risk Management Awards

2020 Risk Management Awards

Bob Worthington Risk Management Achievement Award

Each year, a municipal employee group, department, or member receives the Bob Worthington Risk Management Award for exceptional efforts to manage risk or prevent losses. This year, the award goes to Michael Kardoes from the City of Livingston. Kardoes was nominated for his thoughtful and strategic work for the city surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Kardoes implementing a risk management plan which demonstrated his great collaboration and communication, risk management, and leaderships skills. These risk management and leadership skills are evident daily whether it is dealing with complex legal issues and sensitive HR problems, resolving complaints without going to court.

Nominate Someone Today!

Nominations for this Risk Management Award are a great way to recognize exceptional work and encourage members to learn from each other. Make your nomination today by completing the form on the BWRMAA nomination page.

2020 Loss Control Awards

Each year member-owners of the MMIA Liability and Workers’ Compensations programs with the lowest claim expenditures/number of employees for the previous five-year period receive a loss control award. Members-owners with low incurred expenditures save money not only to their municipality, but also to the MMIA pools in which they participate.

Loss Control Awards for the Liability Program:

First Class Cities: Missoula
Second Class Cities: Anaconda-Deer Lodge
Third Class Cities: Three Forks
Towns: Culbertson

Loss Control Awards for the Workers Compensation Program:

First Class Cities: Billings
Second Class Cities: Miles City
Third Class Cities: Big Timber
Towns: Chester

Pool Reopening After COVID-19

Reopening Municipal Pools After COVID-19

Swimmers In PoolTo our valued members,

Many of you are wondering if and when to reopen your municipal pools.  Although municipal pools cannot be open to the public during Phase 1 of the Governor’s reopening plan, they may be allowed to reopen during Phase 2, if your municipality can follow distancing and sanitation guidelines.

To learn more about the distancing and sanitation guidelines, and to view national industry resources, please see our "Municipal Pool Reopening After COVID-19" risk management bulletin.

2019 Municipal Summits

2019 Municipal Summits! May 21 – Deer Lodge May 23 – Hamilton May 28 – East Helena May 29 – Conrad May 30 – Lewistown June 4 – Columbia Falls June 5 – Thompson Falls June 6 – Bozeman June 11 – Sidney June 12 - Colstrip. Reigster Online Today! Proudly brought to you by the MLCT, MMIA, and LGC.

2019 Municipal Summits

The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and discover resources, coordinated by the Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT), the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA), and the MSU Local Government Center (LGC).

The Municipal Summits are open to all city staff and elected officials, and we encourage all to participate in the Summits. MMCT&FOA credits are available to those who attend.

2019 Dates and Locations are:

2019 Summit Topics include:

  • Legislative Update – MLCT
  • Public Information Requests – MLCT
  • Child Abuse Prevention for Municipal Operations – MMIA
  • Liability 101 – MMIA
  • Roles and Responsibilities – LGC

Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost for registration. If you have any questions, please contact Janel Favero, MMIA Communication Specialist at 406-495-7016 or via email .

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Everyone Loves an Upgrade – Introducing the New MMIA Website

Everyone loves an upgrade! Introducing the new MMIA Website

Computer, tablet, and smart phone displaying MMIA new website

The Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority would like to announce our website upgrade. With the new design, we hope to serve our members like never before, with easy to navigate menus, complete mobile capability, clean links that are easy to read and share, and a clean design.

We are adding new sections to our website regularly, and we hope we can service our members with this value-added content.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Visit the sitemap at www.mmia.net/site-map.

If you have comments or questions, please contact Janel Favero, MMIA Communication Specialist at 406-495-7016 or via email at jfavero@mia.net.


MMIA Performance Survey: Please tell us how we're doing: complete the survey by July 15, 2021. Take the Survey

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MMIA Membership Survey The MMIA is conducting a survey to gauge how well programs and services meet member-owners’ expectations. We want to hear from all


Municipal Summits Postponed

2021 Municipal Summits


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Jim Tillotson Service Program: May/June 2021 Virtual Sessions. Learn more

2021 Jim Tillotson Service Program


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May 11, 2021

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Montana Amended Rules for Community AEP Programs. Get Resources

Montana Amended Rules for Community AED Programs


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February 11, 2021

Montana Amended Rules for Community AED Programs Effective November 21, 2020, the State of Montana amended the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) related to automated

2021 Executive Forum Update


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January 8, 2021

2021 Executive Forum The Executive Forum for Mayors and City Managers typically takes place during the transmittal break during legislative years. However, due to the

2020 Risk Management Awards


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2020 Risk Management Awards Bob Worthington Risk Management Achievement Award Each year, a municipal employee group, department, or member receives the Bob Worthington Risk Management


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Slip and Fall Prevention


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Trenching and Excavation Safety


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Trenching and Excavation Safety Quick Facts Did you know the average cubic yard of dry fill dirt weighs 2,000 pounds? If it’s made up of


Pool Reopening After COVID-19


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May 11, 2020

Reopening Municipal Pools After COVID-19 To our valued members, To learn more about the distancing and sanitation guidelines, and to view national industry resources, please

2019 Municipal Summits


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April 12, 2019

2019 Municipal Summits The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and

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MMIA, MACo Receive AGRIP’s 2017 Award for Excellence in Performance

MMIA, MACo Receive AGRIP's 2017 Award for Excellence in Performance

Association of Governmental Risk Pool LogoA decade of collaboration between Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) and Montana Association of Counties Property Casualty Trust (MACo PCT) has earned both groups a multinational award.

The Association of Governmental Risk Pools has named MMIA and MACo PCT as co-recipients of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Performance. The two organizations have partnered with the State of Montana to fund a Risk Management Trainer position at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) since 2006.

The project provides varying degrees of risk management training for entry-level, mid-level management and administrative staff from law enforcement and public safety agencies around the state of Montana. This focus on risk management gives participants a base of understanding about the importance of minimizing risk in day-to-day law enforcement operations.

“With the current high profile attention on law enforcement risk, MMIA’s and MACo’s collaborative effort with the State of Montana is a great program to highlight as a replicable risk management solution,” AGRiP Board of Directors President Tom Barnes said.

Montana Association of Counties enhances the public serviced mission of counties by promoting integrity and providing proactive leadership while acknowledging and respecting Montana’s diversity. The Montana Association of Counties Property Casualty Trust pool is a group self-insured program that offers package concept combing multiple lines of coverages provided by a manuscripted policy specifically designed to meet the coverage and service needs for 49 Montana counties and 253 special districts.

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority is a risk retention pool created by the cities and towns in Montana in 1986, to manage their municipal risks. The interlocal government agency was developed out of the need cover municipal liability and workers’ compensation risks, and has since expanded to cover property and employee benefit coverage.

AGRiP’s Award for Excellence in Performance recognizes a pool or, in this case pools, for outstanding programs or services. The AGRiP Board of Directors acknowledged the Montana pools for their significant and innovative efforts, which provide a model initiative that could be implemented by other pools around the country.

The two pools will receive the Award for Excellence in Performance on March 6 during AGRiP’s Governance & Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.


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Everyone Loves an Upgrade – Introducing the New MMIA Website


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November 29, 2017

Everyone loves an upgrade! Introducing the new MMIA Website The Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority would like to announce our website upgrade. With the new design,


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MMIA, MACo Receive AGRIP’s 2017 Award for Excellence in Performance


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July 15, 2017

MMIA, MACo Receive AGRIP’s 2017 Award for Excellence in Performance A decade of collaboration between Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) and Montana Association of Counties


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Revised Model Personnel Policy MMIA has revised the Model Personnel Policy. You can download it today on our Risk Management Page under the Personnel Management

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Revised Model Personnel Policy

Manager and Employee talking to computerRevised Model Personnel Policy

MMIA has revised the Model Personnel Policy. You can download it today on our Risk Management Page under the Personnel Management section. This policy handbook can be helpful as a template for a number of employment related policies you may want to create or revise.

If you are currently covered under the EPLI program, we strongly suggest you have MMIA review any changes to your existing policies to ensure they meet our underwriting criteria. Contact the MMIA if you have any questions or concerns.

MMIA Performance Survey: Please tell us how we're doing: complete the survey by July 15, 2021. Take the Survey

MMIA Performance Survey

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MMIA Membership Survey The MMIA is conducting a survey to gauge how well programs and services meet member-owners’ expectations. We want to hear from all

Municipal Summits Postponed

2021 Municipal Summits

By admin | June 10, 2021

2021 Municipal Summits

Jim Tillotson Service Program: May/June 2021 Virtual Sessions. Learn more

2021 Jim Tillotson Service Program

By admin | May 11, 2021

Give us your feedback! Take the Survey 2021 Jim Tillotson Service Program Tillotson Recordings Please be aware, these videos may take several minutes to load

Montana Amended Rules for Community AEP Programs. Get Resources

Montana Amended Rules for Community AED Programs

By admin | February 11, 2021

Montana Amended Rules for Community AED Programs Effective November 21, 2020, the State of Montana amended the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) related to automated

2021 Executive Forum Update

By admin | January 8, 2021

2021 Executive Forum The Executive Forum for Mayors and City Managers typically takes place during the transmittal break during legislative years. However, due to the

2020 Risk Management Awards

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2020 Risk Management Awards Bob Worthington Risk Management Achievement Award Each year, a municipal employee group, department, or member receives the Bob Worthington Risk Management

Steps to prevent slips, trips and falls 1: Walk flat footed and take short steps. 2: Wear footwear that provides traction. 3: Step down, not out from curbs. 4: Use your arms for balance. 5: Don't carry too much.

Slip and Fall Prevention

By admin | December 17, 2020

Slip and Fall Prevention Changing seasons means changes in walking conditions. Slips and falls can cost cities and towns big in the form of workers’

Trenching and Excavation Safety

Trenching and Excavation Safety

By admin | June 24, 2020

Trenching and Excavation Safety Quick Facts Did you know the average cubic yard of dry fill dirt weighs 2,000 pounds? If it’s made up of

Pool Reopening After COVID-19

By admin | May 11, 2020

Reopening Municipal Pools After COVID-19 To our valued members, To learn more about the distancing and sanitation guidelines, and to view national industry resources, please

2019 Municipal Summits

By admin | April 12, 2019

2019 Municipal Summits The Municipal Summits are statewide educational and networking events that bring together stakeholders in local and state government to share ideas and