Helena’s Radisson Colonial Hotel is the site of the 2017 Annual Meeting, May 4th and 5th.
The 2016 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held in Kalispell, June 10 & 11, 2016.
2015 Annual Meeting was May 15-16 at the Hilton Garden of Bozeman.
The 2014 MPEA Annual Meeting was held May 16 & 17.
Hilton Garden Inn, Billings
The meeting began Friday afternoon with registration which is to last from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and is scheduled to conclude Saturday afternoon by 3 p.m. so members can get on the road.
As in the recent past, a banquet dinner was provided Friday evening. At this dinner, outstanding members are recognized for their work on behalf of fellow union members and one will receive the Morey/Bukvich Award for his/her accomplishments in serving MPEA members. Any member is free to nominate one of his/her colleagues for the award. The form can be downloaded below. During the dinner the winners of MPEA’s two $1500 scholarships were announced.
Saturday’s business session began with registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. There were reports from MPEA President Dan Dolan and Executive Director Quinton Nyman, who along with MPEA lobbyist Tom Schneider, who reported on the activities and outcomes of the 63rd legislature along with MPERA updates.
At all Annual Meetings in even numbered years members attending nominate members for the position of the regional directors from the Region 1, 2, and 3. MPEA bylaws provide that someone nominated without opposition is elected.
MPEA also provided a continental breakfast and buffet luncheon for members and their families on Saturday and following lunch there were training sessions. Scholarship forms can be downloaded from the MPEA website.