Montana State University

Local Government Center

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170535
Bozeman, MT 59717-0535

Tel: (406) 994-6694
Fax: (406) 994-1905
Location: 235 Culbertson

Director:

Dan Clark
daniel.clark@montana.edu

Program Coordinator:

Jennifer Blessum
jennifer.blessum@montana.edu

Local Government Center

Municipal Links

Montana League of Cities & Towns

The Montana League of Cities and Towns is an incorporated, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of 129 Montana municipalities. Organized under a constitution originally adopted in 1931, the League has as its sole purpose the cooperative improvement of municipal government in Montana. It acts as a clearinghouse through which the municipalities cooperate for their mutual benefit.

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

The Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) is a municipal insurance pool whose membership consist of the vast majority ofincorporated cities and towns in Montana. The MMIA was created under the authority of the Montana Interlocal Cooperation Act (Title 7-11, Parts 1 through 4, MCA). The MMIA is owned by the cities and towns who participate in its coverage Programs. The MMIA operates as an interlocal goverment agency. 

County Links

Montana Association of Counties

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) enhances the public service mission of counties by promoting integrity and providing proactive leadership while acknowledging and respecting Montana’s diversity.

National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. NACo's membership totals more than 2,000 counties, representing over 80 percent of the nation's population.

State of Montana Links

Montana State Legislature

Bills, Text and Status of Legislation

Economic Fact Sheet

Population, Employment, Farm Indicators

Kids Count: Montana profiles

State of Montana Website

Official website for the State of Montana.

 

 

 

 

Federal Links

United States Senate - Montana Senators

United States House of Representatives - Montana's Representative

The White House

United States Department of Homeland Security

The National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002 served to mobilize and organize our nation to secure the homeland from terrorist attacks. This exceedingly complex mission requires a focused effort from our entire society if we are to be successful. To this end, one primary reason for the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security was to provide the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation.

United Stated Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

 

United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.

 

United States Census Bureau

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

 

Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)'s mandate is to provide the Congress with objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.

Social Security Online

The Official Website of the Social Security Administration.

United States Department of Commerce

Additional Links

National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

 

National Governors Association

The National Governors Association (NGA) is a bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. The NGA promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a unified voice on national policy.

 

Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs works to: advocate for federal policies that support rural community development that reduces poverty, rewards resource stewardship and strengthens small farms and businesses; provide loans, technical assistance and training to small entrepreneurs; provide comprehensive rural community development services; and develop new cooperatives to reach and expand premium markets that reward sustainable agriculture, strengthen family farms and open the doors of opportunity to beginning farmers.

Center for State & Local Government Excellence

The mission of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence is to help state and local governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract and retain talented, committed, well-prepared individuals to public service.

 

Public Entity Risk Institute

The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) is an organization that serves as a resource to enhance the practice of risk management throughout organizations and communities. Serving public entities, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations, PERI provides enterprise risk management information, training, data, and data analysis.

The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute (UI) analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being. UI works in all 50 states and abroad in over 28 countries, and shares research findings with policymakers, program administrators, business, academics, and the public online and through reports and scholarly books.