County releases costs related to Trump rally

President Trump’s visit last week cost the county $17,585.35.

The rally at Expo Park cost the county $39,319 in expenses for staffing, operations, and other costs, mostly for the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, public works and Expo Park.

The county made $21,734 in revenue from the visit through concessions and facility rental at Expo Park.

Trump rally in Great Falls draws thousands

City Manager Greg Doyon told City Commissioners during their July 17 meeting that the visit cost the city $14,000 in overtime and that figure doesn’t include ancillary costs.

“Regardless of your political persuasion, it’s an honor when the President comes,” Doyon said.

The city did a soft opening of the Emergency Operations Center during the event to help coordinate resources and monitor needs. He said the community was quickly spent in terms of ambulances.

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Here’s the chart of expenses provided by Cascade County.

Department Purpose Costs
Public Works Personnel Costs $10,300.95
Public Works Equipment $2,212.55
Sheriff Personnel Costs $10,234.61
Sheriff Miscellaneous Expenses $4,075.58
IT Personnel Costs $82.20
IT Internet Use and Network Transport $286.42
Expo Park – Concessions Personnel Costs $1,696.68
Expo Park -Concession Cost of Goods (Food/Drink) $4,652.34
Expo Park Contracted Services (Securitas) $3,656.15
Expo Park – Management Personnel Costs $1,911.44
Expo Park – Rental Services Golf Carts $115.00
Expo Park Water for Volunteers $96.00
Total Expenses $39,319.92

Here’s the chart of revenues at Expo Park as provided by Cascade County:

Department Activity Income
Expo Park Concession Sales – water and pop $12,243.00
Expo Park Facility Rental Fee $6,000.00
Expo Park Stage, Bleachers, Manlift, Bike Rack,

Pipe & Drape, IT, Caution Tape, etc.

Total Income $21,734.57

Here’s the chart of volunteers and donated services for the event, as provided by Cascade County:

Department Total Volunteers
Teton County Sheriff Deputies 2
Chouteau County Sheriff Deputies 2
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Deputies 15
CERT Volunteers 10
Total Number of Volunteers 29