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What is the Election Advisory Committee?

The Election Advisory Committee serves as a public liaison between the voters of Missoula County and the Board of County Commissioners and Election Administrator. The committee is structured as so:

Board Membership 

Consists of nine voting members and three alternates; limit of three consecutive three-year terms. 

  • Five citizens at-large, including the alternate, appointed by the County Commissioners.
  • One appointed member will be a person with extensive knowledge regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • One University/College Student, appointed by the County Commissioners.
  • One Democratic Party representative and alternate.
  • One Republican Party representative and alternate.
  • One Commissioner will serve as an ex-officio member of the committee.

The EAC application has closed.

 Current Vacancies

  • Student Member (to fill the current term that will expire January 31, 2022)
  • At-Large (to fill the current term that will expire January 31, 2023)
  • At-Large (to serve remainder of current term that will expire January 31, 2021 and following term through 2024)
  • At-Large (to serve remainder of current term that will expire January 31, 2021 and following term through 2024)
  • At-Large Alternate (to serve remainder of current term that will expire January 31, 2022)

NEXT MEETING:

Where: Online via Teams

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When: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda, Presentationand Draft July 14, 2020 Minutes

Document Center:

Archived 2019 Minutes 

Archived 2018 Minutes

Bylaws

Rules of Procedure (New!)

Adopted Resolutions (New!)

EAC Contact Information and Terms

Past EAC Meeting AgendasMinutes & Handouts

EAC Mission Statement

 


EAC Members 

In Alpha Order:

Arens-EAC (1) 

 

 

 

 

 SHIBU ARENS, 
Commissioner appointed Representative

 Shibu Arens was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and grew up in Missoula, Montana.

He attended public schools in Missoula and studied Geosciences at the University of Montana, graduating with a B.S. in 2016. He also completed a minor in International Development Studies. He became interested in nonpartisan election work during his time as an undergraduate, participating in an internship and part-time work with Forward Montana in Missoula. He served on the board of directors of the Montana Public Interest Research Group on the campus at the University of Montana for nearly two full terms, serving as treasurer during his second term.

He currently works as a geologist at AIM GeoAnalytics, a  small business whose focus is analytical work and geological consulting.

 


DENVER HENDERSON - Chair
Commissioner Appointed Representative

Denver Henderson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has lived in Missoula since 2003.  He is an alumni of the University of Montana where he earned a BA in Environmental Studies.  He has volunteered in every election and worked for a variety of organizations and campaigns.  He currently works as a labor organizer with long-term care workers across Montana.  He lives in the City of Missoula with his wife, Rikki, and dogs Penny and Cooper.  He has served on the EAC since 2016.


 Travis

 TRAVIS HOFFMAN - Vice Chair
ADA Commissioner Appointed Representative 

 Travis was appointed as a member of the EAC in May 2016. In his professional life, Travis currently works as the advocacy coordinator at Summit Independent Living in Missoula. He has served and currently serves on many local, state, and national committees, boards and councils, including:
*Alliance for Disability and Students of the University of Montana (ADSUM,
*National Youth Leadership Network,
*Missoula Active Transportation Planning Advisory Committee,
*Missoula Long Range Transportation Planning Advisory Committee,
*Montana Health Coalition,
*Community First Choice Development and Implementation Council, and
*Others
In 2006, Travis earned a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Montana.

As a person with a spinal cord injury, Travis knows first-hand many of the challenges Montanans with disabilities face everyday and works with the EAC to pursue its purpose to advise the Board of County Commissioners and represent the citizens of Missoula County in supporting and enhancing the election process in Missoula County, especially ensuring that the civil rights of people with disabilities are upheld and that they have a voice in the election process.


 
TODD MOWBRAY

Democratic Central Committee Representative

PAM WALZER
Democratic Central Committee Alternate



MIKE HOPKINS
Republican Central Committee Representative

REBECCA DAWSON
Republican Central Committee Alternate

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