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Meeting Minutes

MACD Minutes, June 2019

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

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MACD Minutes, April 2019

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.

Read the full minutes here: APRIL 8 BOARD MINUTES APPVD 051319

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MACD Approved Minutes, February 2019

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

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MACD Approved Minutes, January 2019

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

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MACD Approved Minutes, December 2018

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

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September 2018 Meeting

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

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August 2018 Minutes

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.

AUGUST BOARD MTG MINUTES 081318 FINAL

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July 2018 Minutes

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

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June 2018 Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met in person for the annual Spring Board Meeting on June 13, 2018. Topics discussed at the meeting:

  • May financial statement
  • Conflict of Interest / Ethics Policy Renewal
  • Revised Vacation Leave and Financial Procedures policies
  • New Convention Registration and Cancellation policy
  • Dues report
  • Strategic Planning wrapup
  • Standing committee updates, appointments
  • SWCDM Board appointments
  • Area meetings and convention planning update

MACD_Board_Minutes_June13_2018_FINAL

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May 2018 Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met on May 14, 2018 via conference call. Topics discussed at the meeting:

  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MMRIC) 2018 payment
  • NACD Northern Plains meeting preview
  • Executive Director hiring process update
  • Spring board meeting agenda
  • Partner updates
  • SWCDM update: audit, BPMC seasonal hires

MACD_Board_Minutes_May14_2018_FINAL

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April 2018 Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met via conference call on April 9, 2018. Topics discussed at the meeting:

  • 2018 MACD revised budget
  • Flathead CD request for full voting rights with partial dues payment of $16,000
  • Job Announcement, Executive Director position
  • Discussion on strategic plan feedback
  • Next steps for strategic plan
  • MSCA update by Jane Holzer, including their RCPP grant of $1,310,000
  • NRCS Update, Lori Ziehr
  • DNRC Update, Laurie Zeller
  • YRCDC Update, Don Youngbauer
  • Area 1 Update, Dean Rogge

Full meeting minutes are available here: MACD_Board_Minutes_April 9, 2018_Final

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