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.|
|Evaro-Finley-O'Keefe Community Council||One vacant three-year term to May 31, 2022|
|Food Policy Advisory Board||Accepting applications for new board|
|Planning and Zoning Commission||One vacant two-year term to Dec. 31, 2021 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.|
|Weed Control Board||Three regular, three-year terms, to Dec. 31, 2022 and two alternate member, three-year terms, term date to be determined at appointment.|
|Zoning Board of Adjustments||Two regular, and one alternate, two-year terms, to Dec. 31, 2021|
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 email@example.com. 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.
Evaro-Finley-O’Keefe Community Council – One vacant three-year term running through May 31, 2022. Members of the council are elected to advance and promote the interests and welfare of the citizens of the Evaro-Finley-O’Keefe community by providing useful, beneficial and helpful information that can affect the decision-making process of the Missoula County commissioners. The council is comprised of five members who are registered voters within the Evaro-Finely-O’Keefe Community Council boundary description. Meetings are typically held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Evaro Community Center.
Planning and Zoning Commission – One vacant term running through Dec. 31, 2021. 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 – Three regular member three-year terms 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://www.missoulacounty.us/community/volunteer.
For further information, contact Sarah Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-258-4230.