Jim Tillotson Service Program: Council Roles/Responsibilities
Using social media, blogs, etc. to voice personal opinions. Presented by: Jim Nugent, Attorney – City of Missoula; Dan Clark, Executive Director – Local Government Center; and Thomas Jodoin, Attorney – City of Helena
Jim Tillotson Service Program: Local Public Health and Emergencies
What’s Left of Local Authority? Presented by: Kelly A. Lynch, JD, AICP – League Deputy Director and Legal Counsel
Jim Tillotson Service Program: Ethics
Who’s your client – how to avoid potential conflicts when they exist between different factions of the city. IE.: Prosecuting a crime when the arresting officer is being disciplined. Presented by: Rich Hickle, Attorney – City of Kalispell; Sara Sexe, Attorney – City of Great Falls; and Greg Sullivan, Attorney – City of Bozeman
Legislative Wrap-up: MAP, along with Tara DePuy, land use attorney for MACo and Kelly Lynch, Deputy Director and General Legal Counsel for the League of Cities and Town, will be discussing legislative changes to the land use statutes over the next several weeks by a Zoom conference on Tuesday starting at noon and lasting approximately one hour. One piece of legislation or one topic area will be covered each week and questions can be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and Kelly.email@example.com. Best practices will be discussed as we work through the 2021 legislation, but as always, your county attorney or your city attorney is the final advisor for your jurisdiction. These trainings will be for planners and city and county attorneys. Please do not provide this link to non-governmental entities.
The third Zoom conference will be held on May 25th at noon to discuss the new expedited subdivision review bill, SB 161 which is effective on October 1, 2021.
• SB0161.pdf (mt.gov)
A weekly notice will be sent out regarding the legislation to be discussed at the next Zoom conference. As there will be limited time each week to discuss each piece of legislation, again, questions in advance will help focus the discussion. Further guidance may be issued after each week’s discussion to clarify questions.
For attorneys, we are applying for CLE credits for one hour each week. You will need to self-report your attendance. The recorded previous sessions can be found at: https://mmia.net/2021tillotson/.
Jim Tillotson Service Program: Human Resources
Covid and ADA – reasonable accommodation, requiring vaccines, sending people home if ill once the emergency declaration is over. Presented by: Jordan Crosby, Attorney – Ugrin, Alexander, Zadick, & Higgins and Jill Gerdrum, Attorney – Axilon Law Group
Jim Tillotson Service Program: Regulating Firearms
Understanding LR-130, HB 102, and Other Changes to Gun Laws. Presented by: Kelly A. Lynch, JD, AICP – League Deputy Director and Legal Counsel
Jim Tillotson Service Program: Recreational Marijuana is Coming
How to Be Ready For It. Presented by: Kelly A. Lynch, JD, AICP – League Deputy Director and Legal Counsel
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 977 5623 1110
Dial: 1 (253) 215-8782
Jim Tillotson Service Program: DUI Prosecution
Prosecuting DUIs from start to verdict including trends and information regarding marijuana and DUIs. Presented by: Mary Leffers Barry, Deputy City Attorney – City of Whitefish
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 936 2086 3982
Dial: 1 (253) 215-8782
The Muni Townhalls are hosted by the MSU Local Government Center and Montana League of Cities and Towns and feature special guests with expertise and insight on a variety of topics in an online forum. Townhalls provide the opportunity for municipal staff and elected officials to learn about trending topics, get answers to their questions and connect with their colleagues across the state. Watch your inbox for invitations and links!
To be added to the notification list, please contact Jane MacDonald at the LGC.
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Public Work Directors, Mayors, City Managers, and Attorneys
Join us Tuesday, March 8 from 1:30-2:30 to talk about Lift Station Liability and measures you can take to limit liability in your city or town.
Meeting ID: 845 2581 3130
This symposium will provide an overview of the current trends and issues facing local governments across the country and to present and explore specific strategies that local governments can consider in the recruitment and retention of municipal employees in the current “Great Resignation” labor market. The cost to participate is $40.
For additional details, please visit the MMIA Website, or contact Krista Artis at the City of Great Falls at 406-455-8450.
Proudly Sponsored by:
City of Great Falls
Visit the Local Government Center’s Municipal Institute page for more information.
Check out the information from presentations from the 2022 Jim Tillotson Service Program
Visit the League webpage for more conference information
View Agenda (PDF)
Registration is closed. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Ty Peña.
Don’t forget to book your hotel. Available accommodations can be found at:
Days Inn – 406-587-5251 – Room Block: Tillotson
Comfort Inn – 406-587-2322 – Room Block: MT Municipal Institute
C’mon Inn Bozeman – 866-782-2717 – Room Block: Tillotson