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 openings within these organizations. The application form is available online and can be submitted through the webpage, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Missoula County Commissioners' Office. Applications can also be mailed to the Commissioners' Office at 199 West Pine Street in Missoula, Montana 59802.
Board, Committee, or Council
|Election Advisory Committee - STUDENT POSITION||One vacant STUDENT position to Jan. 31, 2022.|
|Missoula Aging Service Governing Board||Four, three-year terms: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023|
|Missoula Development Authority Board|| Three, three-year terms: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
Three representative terms are also open to applications.
|Parks and Trails Advisory Board||Three regular and one alternate member three-year terms: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023.|
|Planning and Zoning Commission||Two vacant two-year terms to Dec. 31, 2021; one to Dec. 31, 2022. APPLICANT MUST LIVE WITHIN A Citizen-Initiated Planning and Zoning District.|
|Seeley Lake Cemetery District Board||One, new three-year term of May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2023 is open to applications.|
|Tom Green Memorial Park Advisory Board||Three, three-year terms: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023|
|Weed Control Board||One regular, three-year term, to Dec. 31, 2022 and two alternate member, three-year terms, term date to be determined at appointment.|
Commissioners Seek Applicants for Advisory and Governing Boards
Missoula County Commissioners are seeking new applicants to fill open positions on advisory and governing boards with terms ending June 30, 2020. Current members who wish to continue serving must submit a letter or email of interest to the commissioners.
Missoula Aging Services, an area agency that promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those who care for them, has four three-year board terms open to new applicants. The terms begin July 1, 2020, and will run through June 30, 2023. The board currently meets from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Missoula Aging Services, 337 Stephens Ave. Meeting times may change in the next fiscal year. Current members who wish to continue serving must submit a letter or email of interest to the commissioners.
MAS board members manage the business of the corporation, which includes assisting in seeking funding sources, responsible management of funds, evaluating the effectiveness of established programs and services, setting strategic priorities, approving the annual budget, and advocating for older adults and their caregivers. The board also is responsible for hiring, evaluating and, if necessary, terminating the employment of the chief executive officer. It is essential that the relationship between the board and the CEO be characterized by open communication, mutual respect and trust, thus facilitating operational decisions, problem-solving and planning. The board has no role in the daily operations of MAS.
Board members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve three-year terms, renewable for two consecutive three-year terms, for a total of nine years. All meetings of the Governing Board and Committees are open to the public as provided in Title 2, Part 23, section 203 of Montana Code Annotated.
The Missoula Development Authority has three three-year terms open to new applicants. MDA meetings are at 3:15 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the county administration building at 199 W. Pine St. Current members who wish to continue serving must submit a letter or email of interest to the commissioners.
The purpose of the MDATDB is to promote, stimulate and assist in the creation, expansion, modernization, retention and relocation of new and existing technology-based businesses and industry in the county. This position endeavors to increase the volume of commerce within the county, cooperate and act in conjunction with other organizations, attract qualifying technology projects and develop infrastructure to encourage the location and retention of technology development projects.
Three regular-member and one alternate-member terms on the Parks and Trails Advisory Board are open to new applicants. The three-year terms begin July 1, 2020, and will run through June 30, 2023. Current members who wish to continue serving must submit a letter or email of interest to the commissioners. Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Community and Planning Services Conference Room.
The board is seeking applicants with a background in public land management and policy, natural resources and recreation facility management, natural resource conservation policy or practice, and/or
organizational strategy development: program visioning and planning. Representatives from the Swan, Turah/Clinton, Evaro, Frenchtown/Huson and Potomac/Greenough regions are needed, but not required.
The Missoula County Parks and Trails Advisory Board monitors and evaluates issues relating to county parks and trails and reports to the county commissioners with its recommendations. The board advises the commissioners on administering the County Parks and Trails Program; establishing park and trail policies, rules and public use requirements; reviewing and implementing plans, policies, programs and regulatory and non-regulatory tools that support or impact parks and trails; and ensuring the most effective and efficient use of park funds.
The County Parks, Trails and Open Lands program manages 91 parks and more than 40 miles of shared-use paths and trails. Its mission is to provide and maintain a sustainable system of parks and trails that protects a diversity of habitats and open space, where people of all ages may participate in activities blending passive and active outdoor recreation.
The Tom Green Memorial Park Advisory Group has three seats open to new applicants. The new three-year terms begin July 1, 2020, and will run through June 30, 2023. Current members who wish to continue serving must submit a letter or email of interest to the commissioners. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of RSID 902. The advisory group meets each March and September and typically one other time during the summer.
The Tom Green Memorial Park Advisory Group advocates for the overall welfare of Tom Green Memorial Park through review of current issues, recommendations to the Missoula County Parks and Trails Advisory Board and hands-on stewardship of the land.
Additional boards with vacant terms (open until filled):
The Elections Advisory Committee student member term remains vacant. This term runs through Jan. 31, 2022.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has two vacant two-year citizen member terms. One term runs through Dec. 30, 2021, and the other through Dec. 30, 2022. Applicants must live within the boundaries of a citizen-initiated planning and zoning district.
The Seeley Lake Cemetery District Board has one vacant term. This term runs through April 30, 2023.
The Weed Control Board has one regular-member and two alternate-member terms open to applications.
The deadline for all applications and letters of interest is 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
Applications are available online at https://boards.missoulacounty.us/apply/.
All board vacancies are listed online at https://www.missoulacounty.us/community/current-vacancies.
Please submit letters or emails of interests to email@example.com.
Missoula County Commissioners Seek Election Advisory Committee Student Applicants
The Missoula Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for a student member to serve the remainder of a three-year term on the Election Advisory Committee, which runs through Jan. 31, 2022.
To qualify for the EAC, a student member applicant must be:
- a registered Missoula County voter
- a student enrolled at the University of Montana or other post-secondary education institution in Missoula County on at least a half-time basis
Applications are available online or in the Commissioners’ Office, located at 199 W. Pine St. in Missoula. Submissions may be filed electronically or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is April 19, 2020.
The Missoula County EAC comprises seven members who study the efficiency of the elections process, advocating for fair, robust and trustworthy elections. Its objectives include listening to stakeholders, conducting sound research and learning best practices, and offering thoughtful advice and recommendations to commissioners with the goal of increasing public participation in the electoral process. Commissioners appoint two citizen members, one student member, and one member representing people with disabilities. In addition, the Democratic, Republican and Libertarian central committees each select one voting member. One county commissioner also serves as an ex-officio member.
Meetings are held from 3-4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Elections Office at 140 N. Russell in the conference room.
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two vacant two year terms. One running through Dec. 31, 2021; and one through Dec. 31, 2022. The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of three county commissioners, either the county surveyor 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 – One regular member three-year term running through Dec. 31, 2022. 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.
Zoning Board of Adjustments – Two regular member and one alternate member two -year terms running through Dec. 31, 2021. 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.
Applications are available online at https://boards.missoulacounty.us/apply/.
For further information, contact Sarah Bell at email@example.com or 406-258-4230.