The MACD Board of Directors met for their regular meeting via conference call on August 12, 2019. Topics discussed during the meeting included area meetings and convention planning updates, update from SWCDM Board, resolutions received to date, DNRC update on legal support for districts, supervisor training, a discussion of office space rental at the Helena office, Operation Reach Out proposal, voting at convention, District Operations Committee update (including new dues process proposal), and an update on the strategic plan.
The MACD Board of Directors met for a conference call on July 8, 2019. Topics of discussion during the meeting included the transition process: setting up a hiring committee for the Executive Director position and setting a hiring timeline. The board also discussed outcomes of the spring board meeting, in particular the ED termination, the structure of MACD & SWCDM’s relationship, and the motion to give all districts good standing membership for three years. That motion was rescinded following an examination of the bylaws. Employee insurance, and planning for area meetings and convention were also discussed.
Read the full minutes here: MACD board meeting minutes July 8, 2019 DRAFT
The MACD Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting in person on June 12 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Helena. Items discussed at the meeting included the Summit Insurance sponsorship; Lewis & Clark CD’s partial dues request; MACDEO Casino Night sponsorship; Board of Directors staggered terms; Resolution Process temporary amendments; Membership Dues; Conflict of Interest / Whistleblower forms; Vice President nominations; Employee Organization EIN; recruitment and hiring for new Executive Director; Convention planning update; MACD 990; and MACD Liability Insurance policy renewal.
Read the full minutes here: JUNE 12-BOARD-MEETING-MINUTES-Final
The MACD Board of Directors met for their regular meeting via conference call on May 13, 2019. Items discussed at the meeting included: Executive Committee task prioritization / 501 merger tabled; Cascade CD partial dues payment letter; NACD Auxiliary tickets & dues; MACDEO Convention Casino Night Sponsorship; Annual Scholarship Approval; Steve Hedstrom travel request; and the Executive Director report, which included a convention update, legislature update, BPMC update, and discussion of letters sent to those districts that haven’t sent in dues.
Read the full minutes here: MAY 13 MINUTES APPVD 051319
The MACD Board of Directors met via conference call for their regular board meeting on April 8, 2019. Items discussed at the meeting included: MMRIC fund request, a new Water committee appointment, NACD Boot Camp applications, spring board meeting topics, Sweet Grass and Lewis & Clark dues exemption requests, CSKT Compact letter, resolution procedural policy, and district employee insurance.
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The regularly scheduled MACD Board call for March, 2019, did not have a quorum present. No action was taken at this meeting, and therefore minutes are not available.
The MACD Board of Directors met via conference call for their regular meeting on February 11, 2019. Topics discussed included: Financial management & transparency; additional membership for the Water Standing Committee; Herb Argabright appointment to Soil & Land Use Standing Committee; Per diem policy for board travel; investment policy; and Executive Director report.
Read the full minutes here: FEBRUARY 11 BOARD MEETING APPVD MINUTES 040819
Attached are the minutes from the January 2019 regular MACD board meeting. Action items included: appointing a new board chair for the Water standing committee; selecting 2019 Convention location; discussion on the new Resolution Procedural Policy; approval of the Standing Committee Roles & Responsibilities policy; authority for lobbying action on House Bill 2 (DNRC budget bill); and the Executive Director’s report. Read the full minutes here: JANUARY 14 BOARD MEETING MINUTES APPVD 031819
Attached are the minutes from the December 2018 regular board meeting of the Montana Association of Conservation Districts. Items discussed at the meeting included: Insurance ad-hoc committee activities and the group insurance proposal, board travel to the NACD meeting in San Antonio, dues caps, financial transparency and the finances committee, SWCDM compensation for staff time on convention, and legislative decision process.
Read the minutes here: DECEMBER 10 BOARD MEETING FINAL MINUTES 011419
The MACD Board of Directors met in person on November 16, 2018, after the annual convention. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the convention and any comments, compliments, or complaints about the event, and any wrap up that needed to be done.
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The MACD Board of Directors met in person on November 13, 2018 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Topics discussed at the meeting included the monthly financial statement, approval of the 2017 990, the proposed 2019 Budget, and a report from the Executive Director.
Read the full minutes here: MACD_BOARD_NOVEMBER_13_APPROVED_MINUTES
The MACD Board of Directors met for their regular board meeting via conference call on September 10, 2018. Topics discussed included SWCDM 990, retiring board members, formation of a legislative committee, convention raffle items, and a report from the executive director on resolutions, area meeting preparations, and a LWCF support letter.
Read the full minutes here: SEPTEMBER 10 BOARD MINUTES FINAL 100518
The MACD Board of Directors met via conference call on August 13, 2018. Topics discussed included budget amendment, interim director payroll, SWCDM board member appointments, and fundraising at convention. Additionally, Mark Bostrom from DNRC gave a partner report, and new executive director Dan McGowan updated the board on activities and new projects.
The MACD Board of Directors met via conference call on July 9, 2018. Topics discussed during the meeting:
- NACD meeting travel
- Incoming Executive Director update
- Strategic Planning Year 1 Draft
- Second Dues Notice Letter Draft
- Area Meetings
- Standing committees
- Soil Health Forever stamp
Read full meeting minutes here: MACD_Board_Minutes_July9_2018_FINAL