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What Counties Do That Matters

Did you know there are 3,069 counties in the US, and they are the key level of government, serving the people directly? They are responsible for providing all essential public services and are mandated by federal and state laws and regulations.

That’s a lot of responsibility for the small amount of employees who manage them…and that’s why counties matter so much!

So, county workers, here’s your chance to brag. Next time someone asks, “What does my county do for me?” you can say:

  • Counties manage expenditures of more than $450 billion, including law enforcement, construction, human services, education, and health services.
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    Chronicles of a Montana County Road Warrior in Southern Central Montana (Guest Blog)

    by: David Morton, Customer Solutions Coordinator and Guest Blogger for the BMS County Traveling Road Show Series

    These are the chronicles of one David Morton, road warrior on a mission to solve client problems for Black Mountain’s Governmental Accounting Software.  What you are about to read is real.

    7/8/13 – Almost Wild Goat Skewer

    Successful day one. It would be a success if the only thing that went right was managing not to hit the juvenile mountain goat as I rounded a corner along the Clark Fork River. He jumped the guard rail (better him than me) and a quick look in the rear-view mirror revealed he was ok and even feeling spry enough to pose for other drivers’ pictures. Read more >

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    Chronicles of a Montana County Road Warrior at the MACo Conference

    by: David Morton, Customer Solutions Coordinator and Guest Blogger for the BMS County Traveling Road Show Series

    These are the chronicles of one David Morton, road warrior on a mission to solve client problems for Black Mountain’s Governmental Accounting Software.  What you are about to read is real.

    February 19, 2013 – Montana Association of Counties (MACo) Mid-winter Conference, Helena MT

    I stopped by 1680 Aspen Street. It was my first stop at our Helena office since I started traveling around the state. After meeting relatively new BMS Utility Billing employees Mike, Mark, and Barbara for the first time, I was also able to say, “howdy-do” to Julia, Jen and Ian, followed by a 45 minute visit with Wayne. Read more >

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    Chronicles of a Montana County Road Warrior in Libby, MT (Guest Blog)

    by: David Morton, Customer Solutions Coordinator and Guest Blogger for the BMS County Traveling Road Show Series

    These are the chronicles of one David Morton, road warrior on a mission to solve client problems for Black Mountain’s Governmental Accounting Software.  What you are about to read is real.

    December 13, 2012 -Libby, MT

    Well its Sunday, three days after my day two ended (WARNING: Day 2 material just isn’t as fresh as Day 1 and may contain unintended embellishments). But let’s go back…back into the murky world of memory…. Like in the movie Ground Hog’s Day with Ben Affleck….oh wait I mean Bill Murray…nonetheless, my eyes snapped open to the same alarm. Read more >

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