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1101 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601 (406) 443-5711 Information on our programs can be found at

June 9 & 10, 2020
Jorgenson's Inn & Suites, Helena, MT

Information regarding attendance

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we will be limiting attendance at the Spring Board meeting to MACD board members, SWCDM board members, committee chairs, MACD/SWCDM staff, and one representative per partner.

We are working on the possibility of broadcasting the meeting so that those who can’t attend in person may view the meeting online. We will keep this page updated with details on that effort.

Thank you for understanding!

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Hotel Information

For those attending the meeting in person, we have reserved a block of rooms at Jorgenson’s Inn & Suites. Please mention “Montana Association of Conservation Districts”. Rooms are $99 per night.

1714 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601
Board members, please contact Melissa so that she can put your name on the list of rooms that MACD will pay for.

Draft Agenda

Tuesday June 9th

9:00 AM Meeting Opens

  • Roll Call
  • Approve May meeting minutes
  • Financial matters
    1. 2020 budget vs. Actual
    2. Balance sheet
    3. MACD Dues received, review dues letters

9:30-11:00 Executive Director Interviews and Discussion [CLOSED SESSION]

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Revised bylaws review and next steps (possibly approve SWCSM bylaws and submit MACD bylaws to membership)

2:00 – 3:30 Reports from standing committees

  • District operations (Pat Anderson)
    • Review resolution process
  • Education (Elisha Dempsey)
  • Water Resources (Pat Riley)
  • Soil Resources and Land Use Steve Tyrell)

3:30 – 5:00 Partner reports

5:00 Jeff Tiberi lobbying proposal

Adjourn to supper on your own

Wednesday June 10th

8:00 SWCDM Board Meeting

9:00 Merger discussion 

      • Opening statement and discussion regarding the merger of MACD and SWCDM
      • History of the establishment of MACD & SWCDM
      • Logic behind Merger
      • Merger study ad hoc committee / survey results and comments
      • Project Management under a new MACD 
      • Board Transition with SWCDM as legal structure of the new organization 
      • Financial Structure of the new organization
      • General Discussion
      • Action Item, Does the merger study continue?

10:00 Stream Gage work group report from DNRC (Paul Azevedo)

10:30 Strategic planning review, update. (facilitated)

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Strategic Planning Continuation

4:30 Wrap up/Open Mic

5:00 Adjourn

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