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Northern Plains’ 2019 Annual Meeting

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019

It’s a weekend of fun, fellowship, and learning as we celebrate the Full Circle of our history. Northern Plains was formed as our region was under threat from coal development. Now, almost 50 years later, we are witnessing that industry fade away while we continue to grow and prosper. We also bid farewell to Teresa Erickson, our fearless leader for over three decades, who was instrumental in building one of the strongest conservation organizations in the West. We celebrate this history as we also celebrate the next generation of leadership.

**Register today!**


Northern Plains is pleased to announce that our 2019 keynote speaker will be Teresa Erickson! After 33 years of fearless leadership as Northern Plains’ staff director, Teresa is passing the torch. Come hear her stories, insights, and lessons learned from over three decades of organizing Montanans with passion, creativity, tenacity, and humor.


Join us for sessions related to the fight for family farms and rural communities, owning our power for clean energy, soil health 101, the historic Good Neighbor Agreement, and more!

Plus… We’ll have our beloved silent auction, homegrown meals, and much more!

See which sessions interest you by downloading our 2019 Annual Meeting brochure!


Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council’s Annual Cowboy Supper
What better way to kick off the Annual Meeting than with a homegrown feast and the company of like-minded folks? The Cowboy Supper helps our largest affiliate–Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council–continue their mission to make Billings a more inviting, sustainable, and healthier place to live. Click here for more details.

Teresa’s Retirement Party
This year, Theatre of the West will be replaced by the celebration and entertainment of Teresa’s retirement party on Friday night (Nov. 8). Please join us at the Billings Depot from 7 – 10 PM for drinks, laughs, roasts, live music by Livingston-based band The Fossils, and more! All are welcome, but RSVP’s are greatly appreciated. You can do this by calling (406) 248-1154, emailing info@northernplains.org, or by registering online.


  • November 7 – For current members, election ballots must be returned to Northern Plains’ office. Remember: ballots will not be available at the annual meeting!


Interested in sponsoring the Annual Meeting? Click here for more information and to see how you can benefit from sponsoring our biggest event of the year!

For more information, please contact Claire at (406) 248-1154 or email claire@northernplains.org


Can you contribute to this year’s Annual Meeting auction?

  • Homemade foodstuffs…Yum!
  • Products or services from your business!
  • Items you’ve made with your own hands!
  • Vacation stays and memory-making experiences!

If you can donate an item, PLEASE LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME (by November 1 would be real nice!). If you have something to donate, please give us more detail in the Northern Plains Silent Auction Donation Form.

If you have questions, please contact Karen at (406) 248-1154, or email karen@northernplains.org.


We will have childcare available onsite in the DoubleTree Hotel during sessions (free, with donations appreciated). Interested? Contact Claire at (406) 248-1154 or email claire@northernplains.org.


This year, we’re coordinating carpools through a carpooling website! If you live outside of Billings and would like a ride to or from the meeting, or if you extra room in your vehicle for a fellow member and would like to volunteer your transportation services,  please sign up for the 2019 Annual Meeting Rideshare!
Click here to sign up for the carpool or offer a ride.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you to our generous sponsors across Montana for supporting our biggest event of the year! We appreciate you.



November 8, 2019
November 9, 2019
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DoubleTree by Hilton
27 N. 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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