b'2022 WPMA State ReportMONTANAPetroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association ReportGreetings from Montana! Spring is always an exciting but MPMCSA had a great convention andfrustrating time in Montana.trade show. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort was The old saying If you dont like the weather inanother great stay. We started things off with Montana just wait 5 minutes holds especiallytrap shooting or golf on Tuesday. Of course, true in the spring. Thus far we have experiencedthere were some surprises out on the course to a cool and windy spring. Everyone across thekeep everyone entertained. Wednesdays lineup state hoped for a wet May to ease the droughtof guests and speakers proved to be informa-Brad Longcakefor our friends in agriculture and to avoid an- tive and enjoyable. We had some really great MPMCSA Executive Director other smoke-filled summer.auction items for the silent and live auction but most of all we looked forward to seeing every-one and catching up after a tumultuous year. Washington, DC was productive for the na-tional Energy Marketers of Americas Day on the Hill. With everything going on in the world it was great to get together and share strategies for dealing with the chal-lenges facing our members. Summer in Montana has always brought an influx of tourists on our roads. The last few years have been re-cord-breaking. Between the increased travel and early and severe fire season, last summer posed a number of challenges to our members. We are always looking for creative ways to mitigate the effect on our members. This summer will likely prove to be another interesting one! We are gearing up for the 2023 Montana Legislative Session that will kick off in January. Stay tuned for plans to host some local social hours to bring together members and their local state delegation this fall. Our grassroots efforts have been extremely important in the success we have had in recent years protecting the interests of our members, and we want to continue to build relationships. S22 www.wpma.com / Summer 2022'