March Madness 2019

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                                              march madness vs. sense & sensibility

                                                     Tuesday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019
                                                              Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center
                                                          800 South 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND 58504

Join us for the 16th annual March Madness workshop! Help us celebrate the success of the Municipal Government Academy graduates and develop connections as you socialize with other city officials. The 2019 workshop will address topics such as:

                                                                    2019 March Madness Agenda
                                                                               Register here

This workshop is open to all elected and appointed local officials. The registration fee is $170.
Please make checks payable to MGA for your March Madness registration.

Rooms are available by calling the Ramkota Hotel at 701.258.7700.

MGA Leadership Training Program participants will have the opportunity to receive 15 credits by filling out an MGA card (available at registration).

**Cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. on March 19 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on March 19 and any outstanding invoices must be paid.

Anyone who plans to attend this workshop and needs assistance because of a disability should contact the League at 701.223.3586

Below is a list of nearby restaurants for Tuesday lunch:
  • Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, 401 E Bismarck Expressway
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar, 526 S 3rd Street
  • La Careta Mexican Restaurant, 505 E Bismarck Expressway
  • Lucky's 13 Pub, 915 S 3rd Street
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 100 West Bismarck Expressway
  • Seasons Cafe, Ramkota Hotel

Thank you to our 2019 March Madness Sponsors!
AE2S Nexus
Black Mountain Software, Inc.
BNSF Railway
Core & Main
Highlands Engineering
Interstate Engineering
North Dakota Department of Commerce
North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund
RDO Equipment Company
Widseth Smith Nolting

                                                2018 March Madness presentations

Grant Writing Workshop - Brad Gibbens, Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, Center for Rural Health
Community Engagement Toolkit

Social Media for Your City - John Bernstrom, Communication Specialist and Peter C. Steele, Communication Specialist, City of Grand Forks

Water Audits and Non-Revenue Water - Eric Volk, Executive Director, North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association

Exempt/Non-Exempt - Knowing How to Classify Your Employees - Pam Crawford, Attorney and Employment Law Consultant

Technology Tips and Tricks - Lloyd Nantt, Systems Engineer, NRG Technology Services

Medical Marijuana Update - Jason Wahl, North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Medical Marijuana and Renae Sisk, Program Administrator, North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Medical Marijuana

Developing Your Employee Handbook
- KrisAnn Nordby-Jahner, Attorney, Vogel Law Firm and Vanessa Lystad, Attorney, Vogel Law Firm

Census Bureau's Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program
- Jason Dean, Census Bureau

Budget Preparation
Click HERE to listen to the recording of this session.
Budget Preparation - April Haring
Capital Improvements Planning PowerPoint - Darcie Huwe
Budget Changes - Sarah Heinle

NDIRF Human Resources Reference Guide