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 Barbara Berens

Missoula County Auditor Barbara Berens


Barbara Berens was first elected Missoula County Auditor in November 2002 and was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Barbara was born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in History in 1972 and an MBA in 1976. She worked in the private sector in San Francisco and Los Angeles before moving to Montana in 1988. Barbara was Regional Controller for Mountain West Coop (Cenex) for 13 years prior to her election. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Montana and obtained certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Barbara has served on the board of the Missoula County Airport Authority since 2005 and is chair of the Fort Missoula Regional Park Oversight Committee. Over the years she has served on numerous community boards and is currently treasurer for Friends of MT PBS, Writing Coaches of Missoula, and the Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club.