March Madness 2019
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:
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 (specify the ND League of Cities block of rooms). The room rate is $84.60 plus tax (single) and $100.00 plus tax (double). Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. The release date on the room block is March 1, 2019.
MGA Leadership Training Program participants will have the opportunity to receive 17 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
2018 March Madness presentations
Grant Writing Workshop - Brad Gibbens, Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, Center for Rural Health
Community Engagement Toolkit
- 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
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