Authority & Governance

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Authority and Governance


The Board of Health is the policy-making 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 rule-making and adjudication, as well as budgeting authority.

The Board is responsible for selecting the Health Officer, who carries out statutory duties and directs the Missoula City-County Health Department.

Mission and Guiding Principles

The mission of the Board of Health is to establish policies and advocate for conditions supportive of healthy people, environments, and community.

The Air Pollution Control and Water Quality District Boards share this mission and adhere to the same guiding principles.

The Guiding Principles were last revised on Feb. 18, 2010.

Strategic Plan: FY 2013 - 2015

The latest revision to the Strategic Plan was adopted on Dec. 20, 2012.

Regular Monthly Meetings: 3rd Thursday of Every Month

Meetings of the Water Quality District, Air Pollution Control, and Health Boards are held from 12:15 p.m. - 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the board conference room (210) at the Missoula City-County Health Department, located at 301 West Alder. Occasionally, the meeting order may be changed, which is reflected in the appropriate agenda.

  • Meeting Order: See the agenda.
  • Time:12:15 to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Board Conference Room (210), Missoula City-County Health Department, 301 West Alder, Missoula, MT
  • Other: Items on the agenda and the meeting order are subject to change.


The same seven members serve on all three boards, with the exception of an eighth member who serves on the Water Quality District Board.



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