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Mar
1
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11:59 pm Presenters Deadline
Presenters Deadline
Mar 1 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Presenters Deadline
The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities at our MTRPA 2020 Conference. Learn more and submit your presentation today!
Mar
13
Fri
11:59 pm Scholarship Deadline
Scholarship Deadline
Mar 13 @ 11:59 pm
Scholarship Deadline
The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association annually awards the Dr. Steve McCool and Dr. Joel Meier Academic Scholarship to a Montana college student at an accredited University or College with a declared major in[...]
Apr
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all-day MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA CONFERENCE 2020 Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks and Recreation April 19 – 22 Copper King Hotel & Convention Center Butte, MT Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation is excited to host[...]

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Mid-year Meeting

Mid-year meeting 2020 will be held with MLCT 2020! Check back for more info the spring.


MID-YEAR MEETING ARCHIVES

2019 Mid-Year Meeting at Montana League of Cities and Towns

MTRPA annual and mid year meetings switched in 2019. We had our mid-year conference at MLCT Conference 2019. This event brings together more than 400 municipal elected officials and employees from across Montana to network, learn, and collaborate with their peers and industry partners.

Download the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting Agenda


 

2019 Mid-Year Meeting

The 2019 midyear meeting was held in Butte on April 25th, 2019 at the Butte Emergency Operations Center Meeting Room, 3615 Wynne Ave., Butte, MT from 10am to 2pm.  April Business Mtg

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2017 Mid-Year Meeting 

The 2017 mid-year meeting will be held in Great Falls, MT on March 8th in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South, Great Falls, MT).

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2015 Mid-Year Meeting 

The 2015 mid-year meeting will be held in Bozeman, MT on March 26th & 27th at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn at 1325 N. 7th Ave, 59715.

2014 Mid-Year Meeting 

The 2014 mid-year meeting was held in Great Falls, MT on February 25th & 26th. Tuesday was the strategic planning meeting and on Wednesday was the mid-year board meeting held at the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

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 Click here to view the 2014 Mid Year Meeting Minutes.

2013 Mid-Year Meeting

The 2013 mid-year meeting was held in Missoula, MT on March 13th & 14th. Wednesday was the strategic planning meeting and on Thursday the mid-year board meeting was held.

2013 Mid-Year

Strategic planning meeting in Headwaters Conference room on Thursday, March 13, 2013.

2012 Mid-Year Meeting

The 2012 Mid-Year Meeting was held on Friday, March 23rd in Bozeman, MT starting at 10:00AM at the FWP offices, 1400 South 19th Street.

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MRPA members reviewed the treasurer’s report and adopted a 2012 budget; were presented with a final 2011 Conference report; were provided an updated membership spreadsheet; discussed the posting of out-of-state position vacancies on the website; discussed the bylaws and strategic planning; discussed legislative issues; and reviewed the progress report on the upcoming 2012 conference in Missoula with the Idaho Recreation and Park Association.  Several University of Montana students were in attendance and presented a proposal to form a student chapter of MRPA.  This concept was enthusiastically endorsed by the Executive Board and $500 in funds were approved to aid in the recruitment effort.

2011 Mid-Year Meeting

The Montana Recreation and Park Association held its 2011 mid-year meeting in Helena, MT on Friday, March 18, 2011. The meeting was held at the City/County Building, 316 N. Park Avenue, beginning at 9:30AM.

 MRPA Mid-Year 2011

MRPA members discuss a number of items on the agenda including a Treasurer’s report; 2010 Tri-State Conference report; student involvement; membership issues; a trails discussion; and a report of the plans for the upcoming Annual Conference in Billings this fall. Several of the members “attended” via a conference phone setup.

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Chas Van Genderen, MT State Parks Division Chief, gave a legislative update on Federal LWCF funding and bills before the current Montana legislative session that will affect Parks and Recreation.