Missoula County has 33 boards, councils and commissions. Members are an invaluable resource of dedicated volunteers who serve our community. Listed below are the available board openings. The application form is available online.
Oct. 26, 2020 - The terms for 29 positions on Missoula County boards and committees will expire on Dec. 31, 2020. Current members who are eligible for reappointment must submit a letter of interest to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners if they would like to continue serving. New applicants are also encouraged to apply. All applications are available online. Submissions may be filed electronically or emailed to email@example.com. Deadline for applications and letters of interest is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Positions are open on the following boards and committees:
9-1-1 Advisory Board – One two-year citizen member term running through Dec. 31, 2022. The 9-1-1 Advisory Board acts as an advisory body to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners through the director of the Office of Emergency Management. The board coordinates the dispatch needs and requirements of all participating public safety agencies utilizing the Missoula 9-1-1 Center. The board also assists in the development of policies for the efficient and effective operation of the 9-1-1 Center subject to the review of the Missoula Board of County Commissioners. The board meets every other month on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Airport Authority Board – Two five-year regular member and two alternate member terms running through Dec. 31, 2025. All current members are eligible for reappointment. Board consists of nine members: seven regular members and two alternate members. The Missoula County Airport Authority functions for the benefit of the public and for public and governmental purposes and as a matter of public necessity. The purpose of the authority is the planning, acquisition, establishment, development, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation, regulation and protection of the Missoula International Airport and air navigation facilities, including the elimination of airport hazards. Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month in the Airport Conference Room. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Animal Control Board – One two-year regular member term running through Dec. 31, 2022. The Animal Control Board, representing a broad array of technical experts, business and industry professionals and citizens-at-large, is charged with providing consultation to Missoula City-County Animal Control for the purpose of reviewing animal control program policies to ensure consistency with all pertinent city and county ordinances, to approve or deny requests for multiple dog permits, and to perform other duties as described in the interlocal agreement between the city and county on cooperative animal control. Meetings are held at 5:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month during February, May, August and November at the Animal Control Center. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
City-County Board of Health – One three-year county-appointed term running through Dec. 31, 2023. The Board of Health is the policymaking body that determines the goals, objectives and programs for the delivery of public health services to Missoula residents, both city and county. The board has statutory authority and responsibility, including rulemaking and adjudication, as well as budgeting authority. The board is responsible for selecting the health officer, who carries out statutory duties and directs the health department. The board is a seven-member board comprised of both city- and county-appointed members. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m. at the Missoula City-County Health Department at 301 W. Alder St. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Florence-Carlton Cemetery Board – One three-year term running through Dec. 31, 2023. Board consists of three members serving three-year terms. Governs and manages the Florence-Carlton Cemetery District. Meetings vary as needed.
Historical Museum – One three-year regular member term running through Dec. 31, 2023. The board consists of five voting members and one non-voting alternate member. The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and understanding of the history of the county and city of Missoula, the history of Fort Missoula and the military presence in the area, and the history of forest management and the wood products industry in western Montana. The Historical Museum Board is responsible for the daily operations of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, except for those fiscal and personnel, statutory and administrative authorities reserved by Missoula County. The board helps maintain the physical, professional, aesthetic and fiscal health of the Historical Museum. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November in Building T-1, Fort Missoula. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Larchmont Golf Course Board – Two three-year regular member and one three-year alternate member term running through Dec. 31, 2023. The Larchmont Board of Directors was established to oversee and operate the golf course. The board has full power and authority to take any and all action necessary to operate and manage the golf course in an efficient and business-like manner. The board prepares and presents the proposed budget to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners and reports to the commissioners monthly. In addition, the board oversees the personnel, as required, for the efficient operation of the course. Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Larchmont Golf Course. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Local Emergency Planning Committee – Two two-year terms running through Dec. 31, 2022. The LEPC formed in 1986 to meet the duties required pursuant to Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Title III, and related regulations. The purpose of the LEPC is to develop, train and test a hazardous substance emergency response plan; develop procedures for regulated facilities to provide notification to the LEPC in accordance with Title III, SARA; develop procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public under the Community Right-To-Know provisions of Title III, SARA; provide for public notification of committee activities; and implement such other activities as may be legally required by the federal government, the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Board of County Commissioners and/or the City Council. The committee meets quarterly at 1:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of January, April, July and October. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Lolo Mosquito Abatement District Board – One three-year term running through Dec. 31, 2023. Board consists of five members serving three-year terms. Missoula County created the Board of Trustees, Lolo Mosquito Abatement District in 1978 as a mosquito abatement district. The district manages and controls mosquito pests and minimizes mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile and equine encephalitis. Meetings vary as needed.
Missoula Consolidated Planning Board (MCPB) – One two-year regular (MCPB-appointed) member term through Dec. 31, 2022. In addition, one commissioner appointed term through Dec. 31, 2021 is vacant and open to new applicants. Applicants for the commissioner appointed term must represent the county, but live within the city limits. The MCPB is comprised of nine city and county members. The objective is to enable units of local government within Missoula County to cooperate in promoting quality of life and healthy environment through the orderly development of those units and their environs by planning for the improvement of the present health, safety, convenience and welfare of their citizens and the future development of their communities. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in City Council Chambers. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Missoula Urban Transportation District (MUTD) – One four-year term running through Dec. 31, 2024 (city/county alternating appointment). The MUTD is a seven-member board, with three members appointed by the mayor, three members appointed by the Missoula Board of County Commissioners and one member that alternates between city and county appointment. The MUTD supplies transportation services and facilities to district residents and other persons. The district shall provide quality public service to meet the mobility needs of the community but may authorize service outside the district boundaries where deemed appropriate. The board has all powers necessary and proper to the establishment, operation, improvement, maintenance and administration of the district. Meetings are held at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Mountain Line Conference Room, 1221 Shakespeare St. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee (OLC) - Three three-year regular member terms running through Dec. 31, 2023. All current members are eligible for reappointment. The committee is comprised of 13 voting members, up to four non-voting alternates and additional technical advisers when needed. The OLC advises the Missoula Board of County Commissioners and represents the citizens of Missoula County in the protection and preservation of open space and the rural way of life for present and future generations. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the Community and Planning Services conference room. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Planning and Zoning Commission – One vacant term running through Dec. 31, 2021, and one full two-year regular member term running through Dec. 31, 2022. The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of three county commissioners, either the public works director or the county clerk and recorder, two citizen members, each of whom resides in a different citizen-initiated planning and zoning district or, if only one district exists in a county or is proposed, both from that district, and a county official appointed by the county commissioners. Meetings vary as needed.
Weed Control Board – Three regular member three-year terms running through Dec. 31, 2023. All current members are eligible for reappointment. In addition, two three-year alternate terms remain vacant with a term end date to be determined at time of appointment. The board consists of nine regular members and two alternate positions. The board oversees the planning, implementing and developing of a coordinated program that includes education, prevention, management and research as described in the Weed District’s Noxious Weed Management Plan. The members represent landowners’ interests county-wide. Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Missoula County Extension and Weed District Office. Due to COVID-19, the meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Zoning Board of Adjustments – Three two-year regular member and two alternate member terms running through Dec. 31, 2022. The Missoula County Zoning Board of Adjustment provides equality and flexibility in the implementation of county zoning. The board administers provisions of the County Zoning Resolution and hears and decides appeals, variances and special exceptions to terms in the County Zoning Resolution upon which the board is required to pass under that resolution. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the Missoula County Courthouse Sophie Moiese Room. Due to COVID-19, meetings may be held virtually until further notice.
Clinton Rural Fire District - one vacancy.
The deadline for all applications and letters of interest is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Applications are available online at https://boards.missoulacounty.us/apply.
Current members seeking reappointment, please submit letters or emails of interests addressed to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-258-4877.