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

Community Resource Associate Specialist:

Janelle Booth
janelle.booth@montana.edu

Program Coordinator:

Jennifer Blessum
jennifer.blessum@montana.edu

Local Government Center

Webinars

Recent LGC Webinars
02.24.14 - Open Meeting Law and the Public's Right to Participate
Presented by Dan Clark, Director, Local Government Center
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
02.24.14 - Local Government Review
Presented by Dan Clark, Local Government Center
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPointPresentation (PDF)
 
 02.24.14 -Municipal Budgeting
Presented by Ken Weaver and Judy Mathre
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Municipal Budgeting Guide (PDF)
Tax Levy Requirement Schedule (PDF) for instructional purposes, print before viewing the webinar

LGC Webinar Series

Governing Montana at the Grass Roots
Montana Policy Review: Extended Conversation
(2013)
The Local Government Center is presenting a new webinar series focusing on community responses to energy development in northeastern Montana.  Each bimonthly, one-hour interactive presentation features authors from the Fall 2012 Montana Policy Review

Click Here to view the flyer with complete information on this webinar series.
Webinars are presented on select Wednesdays at 11AM MST.

 03.20.13 - Improving Fiscal Policy to Maximize Benefits of Unconventional Oil Development in Montana Communities
Presented by Mark Haggerty and Julia Haggerty, Policy Analysts at Headwaters Economics
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 04.10.13 - Weathering the Storm: Community Responses in Sidney, MT
Presented by Bret Smelser, Mayor of Sidney
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
 04.24.13 - Healthy People in Healthy Communities: A Richland County Initiative
Presented by Judy LaPan, Richland County Health Department Administrator
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 05.01.13 - Planning Across Borders in the Bakken
Presented by Brent Moore, CTA Community Planner
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 05.15.13 - Planning for Impact: How Rural Communities are Dealing with the Long Term Effects of Oil and Gas Development in the Bakken
Presented by Allison Mouch, Community Planning Bureau Chief for the Montana Department of Commerce and Steve Kilbreath, Oil and Gas Coordinator for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 


Governing Montana at the Grass Roots
Montana Policy Review: Extended Conversation
(2012)
The Local Government Center is announcing a new webinar series focusing on transfer of wealth and sustaining communities through philanthropy.  Each bimonthly, one-hour interactive presentation features an author from the Spring 2012 Montana Policy Review

Click Here to view the flyer with complete information on this webinar series.
Webinars are presented every other Wednesday at 11AM.


Recorded webinars in this series:

 09.05.12 - Aging Patterns and Impending Growth in Montana's Elderly
Presented by Larry Swanson, Director of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West in Missoula.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: Presentation Overview (PDF)
 
 09.19.12 - Women Who Wine: A Local Philanthropy Model
Presented by Babs Noelle, Owner of Alara Jewelry in Bozeman.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
 10.10.12 - Act Now to Capture Community Wealth
Presented by Milan Wall, Co-director of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development in Lincoln, NE.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 10.24.12 - Putting Transfer of Wealth Into Practice
Presented by Don Macke, Director of Strategic Engagement at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, NE.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 11.07.12 - Taking Responsibility for the Future of Our Hometowns
Presented by Linda Reed, President and COE of the Montana Community Foundation.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 01.09.13 - Collective Impact: Using Collaborations to Bridge the Philanthropic Divide
Presented by Lisa Grace, Program Director of One Montana.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
 
 01.23.13 - Who Gets Your Property When You Die?
Prepared by Marsha Goetting, Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist at MSU and presented by Joel Schumacher, Associate Specialist in MSU Extension Economics.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)


Governing Montana at the Grass Roots
Montana Policy Review: Extended Conversation
(2011)
Community Resiliency and the Built Environment: Innovations and Policy Issues in Montana
A Part of the Local Government Center Webinar Series

Click Here to view the flyer with complete information on this webinar series.
Webinars are presented every other Wednesday at 11AM.


Recorded webinars in this series:

 11.02.11 - Get on the Bus: Connecting Small Communities on Montana's Hi-Line
Presented by David Kack, Mobility and Public Transportation Program Manager for the Western Transportation Institute.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
11.16.11 - Safe Routes to School
Presented by Taylor Lonsdale, Montana Safe Routes to School Coordinator.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
11.30.11 - How to Acquire Quality Parks and Trails for Your Community
Presented by Jackie Corday, Open Space Program Manager for the City of Missoula.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
12.14.11 - Against the Odds: Protecting Lakes in Lincoln County
Presented by Kristin Smith, AICP, Immediate Past-President of the Montana Association of Planners.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
01.04.12 - New Interactive Mapping Opportunities Increase Communication Efforts and Improve Access
Presented by Beth Shumate, Trails Coordinator for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; Eric Spangenberg, City of Helena/Lewis and Clark County GIS Coordinator; and Bruce Newell, Project Coordinator.
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
02.01.12 - Comprehensive Planning Critical to Success: The Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan as a Case Study
Presented by Chris Naumann, Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
03.14.12 - Transportation Triage: Rebuilding a 20th Century System While Preparing for the 21st
Presented by John Robert Smith, Co-Chairman of Transportation for America and President and CEO of Reconnecting America and Gene Townsend, Mayor of Three Forks
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
 
04.26.12 - The Three Forks Headwaters Trail Project: Improving Accessibility through Community Input and Trail Assessment
Presented by Meg Traci, Project Director of the Montana Disability and Health Program, Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities at the UM Rural Institute, Cathy Costakis, Active Living Coordinator for the Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity Program at MSU, and Gene Townsend, Mayor of Three Forks
To watch the webinar recording, click here.

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Other Archived LGC Webinars

 02.09.11 - GASB 54 Webinar
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF).
 
 03.02.11 - Back to Basics in Governmental Accounting
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PPT), Quiz 1 (PDF), Quiz 2 (PDF), and Quiz 3 (PDF).

 11.04.11 - Listserv Etiquette
Presented by Paul Lachapelle, Asst. Professor in Political Science at MSU and Extension Community Development Specialist
To watch the webinar recording, click here.
Resources: Presentation Overview (PDF)