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Join a Citizen Advisory Board!

If you are passionate or concerned about a specific area - join an advisory board or attend a relevant meeting and make your voice heard. Specific board vacancies are listed below. Apply now: Advisory Board Application

For more information, please contact us.

The City Clerk's office can be reached via email at agenda@bozeman.net or by calling 582-2320. You can also come by and visit in person at City Hall, 121 N. Rouse Avenue, Suite 202.

Meeting Schedules and Accessibility

Please see the schedule of all public meetings on our calendar page. All board meetings are open to the public. If you have a disability that requires assistance, please contact our ADA Coordinator, Chuck Winn, at (406) 582-2307, (TDD (406) 582-2301).

Agendas and Minutes

View our Citizen Advisory Board MINUTES repository here.

View our Citizen Advisory Board AGENDA repository here.

List of all City Boards


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee

Staff Liaison: Chuck Winn

This committee meets very infrequently, as needed.


Audit Committee

The role of the Audit Committee is to advise the City Commission regarding selection of an auditor, monitor the audit while in process, and review the comprehensive annual financial report in detail and forward a recommendation to the Commission.

Membership: The Audit Committee shall be comprised of four members as follows: "two Commissioners with some expertise in finance, accounting, or management if available; and two citizens with some expertise in finance, accounting, or management." Members shall be appointed to two-year staggered terms, and the terms of one Commissioner and one citizen are to begin on March 1 each year.

Member  Term Expiration  Position (If Any) Appointed 
Peter Ohman  March 1, 2019 Citizen - Accountant
March 20, 2017
Joseph Huber March 1, 2018 Citizen  September 19, 2016 
Anna Rosenberry  Conterminous  City Staff  N/A 
Chris Mehl  N/A Voting Commissioner Member  N/A 
Jeff Krauss N/A  Voting Commissioner Member  N/A

Commission Liaison: Chris Mehl
Staff Liaison: Brian LaMeres

This committee meets as needed.


Band Board

The Band Board is advisory to the Commission with the main focus on ensuring that the municipal band has a safe place to play and that the band has the appropriate number of concerts scheduled each summer. The Band Board is also responsible for hiring of the band director for the municipal band for its annual summer season.

Staff Liaison: Mitch Overton

This board is not currently active.


Beautification Advisory Board (BBAB)

The Bozeman Area Beautification Advisory Board's purpose is to identify, investigate, and recommend community beautification projects and programs; investigate and pursue funding sources for beautification projects, in coordination with City staff; and advise the Commission concerning beautification of City owned properties and facilities.

Board Member
Term Expiration   Position (if any)  Appointed 
Elise Strong June 30, 2019
  March 27, 2017
Charlotte Knighton   June 30, 2018
  July 18, 2016 
Terry Quatraro June 30, 2019
Chair
July 18, 2016 
Ellie Staley
June 30, 2019    July 18, 2016 
Judy Locker  June 30, 2020
Non-resident with interest in the City  July 10, 2017
Anne Gage
June 30, 2019
  July 18, 2016
Vacant, Apply Here  June 30, 2018
   
Vacant, Apply Here  June 30, 2019
   
Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2020
   

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
Staff Liaison: 

This board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm. in the Stiff Professional Building, 20 East Olive.


 

Building Division Board of Appeals (BOA)

The Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and to provide reasonable interpretation of the following codes of the City of Bozeman building code, electrical code, mechanical code, and plumbing code. The Board of Appeals was established under Resolution No. 2483, adopted in October 1983.

Membership: The BOA shall consist of five members with staggered three year appointments appointed by the Commission who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction.

Member
Term Expiration   Position (If Any)  Appointed
Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2016
   
Robert Lashaway   December 31, 2019    January 30, 2017
David Wright
December 31, 2018
  January 11, 2016
Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2018     
Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2018     

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
Staff Liaison: Bob Risk

This board meets as needed.


Board of Ethics

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Board of Ethics  Term Expiration  Position (If Any)  Appointed 
Vacant, Apply Here July 31, 2018   
Melissa Frost  July 31, 2019   August 7, 2017
Mary Jane McGarity July 31, 2019

August 7, 2017

This board does not have a Commission liaison.
Staff Liaisons: Greg Sullivan, Dennis Taylor


Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB)

Created by the City Commission in 1990 with Resolution No. 2817, BABAB's purpose is to recommend safe bicycle practices throughout Bozeman in regard to enhanced bicycle circulation and design, community-wide bicycle education and safety programs, and other matters relating to bicycling in the Bozeman area.

In 2010 the City Commission authorized Resolution No. 4246, authorizing the bike board to raise funds supporting bicycle safety awareness and education. They also adopted Ordinance No. 1795 to confirm additional duties and responsibilities set out in Resolution No. 4246. The board also identified the need for members to represent the interests of the Montana State University student body, the Bozeman High School student body and the residents of Gallatin County. Ordinance No. 1795 provides for these membership additions. All of the Ordinances have been codified in Division 14 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

Membership: The board shall consist of up to twelve members serving two year staggered terms with unlimited reappointments. Persons must be of legal age with the majority of the members residents of the City. Non-resident members shall have some interest in the City. Members should also be knowledgeable of bicycling and/or traffic safety in the Bozeman area. One of the positions is for a representative of Montana State University and another position is set aside for a non-voting High School liaison who does not need to be of legal age, but must have written consent to participate from a guardian. One of the positions is also set aside for a County resident.

Member
Term Expiration Position (if any) Appointed
Andrew Brechbuhler December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting August 28, 2017
Jason Delmue December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting February 27, 2017
Tawnya Healy December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting August 28, 2017
Jason Karp December 31, 2018 County Recommended Seat February 27, 2017
Elise Cranmer December 31, 2017 MSU Student Representative June 26, 2017
Candace Mastel December 31, 2017 At-Large Voting February 1, 2016
Lila Fleishman December 31, 2017 At-Large Voting March 27, 2017
Samual Haraldson December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting February 27, 2017
Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2017 Non-Voting High School Liaison
Christian Black December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting March 27, 2017
Rachel Rockafellow December 31, 2017 At-Large Voting October 3, 2016
Dillon Warn December 31, 2018 Chair February 27, 2017

Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
Staff Liaison: John VanDelinder

This board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Room, 121 N. Rouse.


Bozeman Climate Partners Working Group

Bozeman Climate Partners is an energized community-based project designed to highlight the good conservation work being done in Bozeman and to encourage others to join in reducing our carbon footprint. Check out their website to learn who is doing what, how you can plug in, and other great stuff being done across the region.

Bozeman Climate Partners Website

Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
Staff Liaison: Natalie Meyer

This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2;00-3:30 p.m. in the City Hall Madison Room.


Bozeman Downtown Business Improvement District (BDBID) Board

The Downtown Bozeman Business Improvement District (BDBID) is an organization of downtown property owners who strive to create a shared vision and voice for the community of downtown Bozeman. The BDBID will commit resources, identify, plan and act on short-term and long-term initiatives otherwise unavailable to individual owners. The BDBID has a goal of ensuring the long-term preservation and vitality of the city's underlying economic, cultural, social and environmental assets and the BDBID will work together to keep our downtown safe, beautiful and vibrant place.

Creation: Created in 2000 by Resolution No. 3361 and Ordinance No. 1517, per Montana Code Annotated 7-12-1121, the district has a duration of ten years. The BID received a ten year extension in 2010 with Resolution No. 4263. The board is codified in the city Municipal Code in Sec. 2.05.1970.

Membership: Montana Code stipulates that BDBID board members be owners of property within the district. The Board shall be comprised of not less than five and not more than seven members with a term of four years.

MEMBER TERM POSITION (IF ANY) APPOINTMENT
Jolee Barry June 30, 2021
July 10, 2017
Eric Southerland June 30, 2019
July 18, 2015
Michael Basile June 30, 2020
June 18, 2016
Erik Nelson June 30, 2019
July 18, 2015
Susan Naubauer June 30, 2020
June 18, 2016
Ileana Indreland June 30, 2021
July 10, 2017
Eric Bowman June 30, 2018
June 16, 2014

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Jeff Krauss
Staff Liaison: Chris Naumann, Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership. Mr. Naumann can be reached at chris@downtownbozeman.org or (406) 586-4008.

This board meets on the third Wednesday of the following six months from 12:00-1:00 pm at the Downtown Partnership Office at 224 East Main Street. January, March, May, June, August and October.


Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board (BHPAB)

The Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board was created under Division 6 of the Bozeman Municipal Code as a measure to establish a local historic preservation program designed to promote the preservation of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, objects, buildings, and historic districts by addressing historic preservation issues at the local level and integrating them into local, state, and federal planning and decision-making processes. The historic preservation program includes the identification, evaluation and protection of historic resources within the city. The board shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Commission, City Planning Board, Zoning Commission and other boards, and City staff seeking advice on historic preservation issues.

Membership: Members are appointed to staggered two-year terms comprised of combination of up to seven members per Ordinance 1927.

Member
Term Expiration Position (if any) Appointed
Jeanne Wilkinson June 30, 2019 Lives in Historic District July 10, 2017
Eric Karshner June 30, 2018 Professional Designation July 10, 2017
Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2018 Professional Designation
Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2017 Architect
Michael Wallner June 30, 2018 At-Large | Chair September 26, 2016
Victoria York June 30, 2018 At-Large July 10, 2017
Crystal Alegria June 30, 2019 At-Large July 10, 2017

Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Cyndy Andrus
Staff Liaison: Chris Saunders

This board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Stiff Building at 20 East Olive in the upstairs conference room.


Bozeman Tourism Business Improvement District (BTBID)

The mission of the Bozeman Tourism Business Improvement District (BTBID) Board of Trustees is to promote tourism that generates room nights for lodging facilities in the city of Bozeman, Montana by effectively marketing our region as a preferred travel destination.

The Bozeman Tourism Business Improvement District was created by Resolution No. 4182 in 2009. Additional information regarding the District and District Boundaries is contained in Resolution No. 4172.  Ordinance No. 1765 was created by the Board of Trustees to implement the District in August of 2009. The first meeting of the BTBID was held September 30, 2009.

Membership: This board has seven members appointed by the City Commission.  Board members must be owners of real property subject to the jurisdiction of the BTBID or a family appointed representative of a real property owner. Terms are 4 years. 

Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
Vacant, Apply Here July 31, 2017
Larry Lambert July 31, 2019
September 14, 2015
Ashley Ogle July 31, 2020
December 5, 2016
Carl Solvie July 31, 2019
September 14, 2015
Eric Sheckleton July 31, 2017
September 23, 2013
Lisa Sebena July 31, 2018
December 5, 2016
Andrew Ash July 31, 2020
December 5, 2016
Daryl Schliem Administrator

Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
Staff Liaison: Daryl Schliem

This board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm in the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, 2000 Commerce Way, in the Tschache Board Room.


Cemetery Advisory Board

The Cemetery Board is advisory to the City Commission and the Director of Public Service, making recommendations regarding operation of the Sunset Hills Cemetery.This board was created pursuant to Section 7-35-4101, Montana Code Annotated. The board was then revised with Ordinance No. 1742 in 2008 by amending Division 5 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

Membership: The Cemetery Board consists of seven members appointed by the City Commission to staggered three year terms.  A majority shall be residents of the City. Whenever practicable, one of the members of the board shall be a representative of an active, recognized veterans' group.

Members Term Position (if any) Appointed
James Korth December 31, 2017 City Resident; Veteran September 14, 2015
Katherine Ball December 31, 2019 City Resident; Vice Chair January 23, 2015
Russell Tuckerman December 31, 2019 Chair January 23, 2017
Katie Tennille December 31, 2017 Board Member September 14, 2015
Don Derby December 31, 2017 City Resident; Veteran December 14, 2015
Marypat Zitzer December 31, 2017 Board Member December 14, 2015
Stacie Wunsch December 31, 2019 City Resident January 23, 2017
Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus

Staff Liaisons: Mitch Overton, Michele Eubank 406-582-2290

This board meets the second Thursday of the second month of the quarter at 1:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Room, 121 North Rouse Avenue.


(City) Planning Board

Apply to county vacancies here.

The City Planning Board shall encourage local units of government to improve and plan for the future development of the City of Bozeman and areas adjacent to the City to the end that highway systems be carefully planned; that new community centers grow only with adequate highway, utility, health, educational, and recreational facilities; that the needs of agriculture, industry, and business be recognized in future growth; and that residential areas provide healthy surroundings for family life.

Membership: The Planning Board consists of nine members appointed to two year terms as follows:

  • One member appointed by the City Commission from its own membership.
  • Three members appointed by the City Commission, one of whom, at the Commission's discretion, may be an employee of the City of Bozeman or hold public office in Bozeman or Gallatin County.
  • One member appointed by the Mayor, upon designation by the Gallatin County Commissioners, who may be a member of the County Commission or an office holder or employee of the County.
  • Four citizen members appointed by the Mayor, who shall be resident freeholders within city limits, and who shall be qualified by knowledge and experience in matters pertaining to the development of the City. These appointments are coterminous with the term of the Mayor.
Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
Henry Happel January 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt February 1, 2016
John Lavey January 31, 2019 Commission Appt August 14, 2017
Laura Waterton January 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt February 1, 2016
Brianne Dugan January 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt February 1, 2016
Paul Spitler January 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt February 1, 2016
George Thompson January 31, 2019 Commission Appt February 6, 2017
Gerald (Jerry) Pape Jr. January 31, 2019 County Appt April  24, 2017
Jordan Zignego January 31, 2019 Commission Appt February 6, 2016
Chris Mehl December 31, 2017 Mayoral Appt by Commission January 13, 2014

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Chris Mehl
Staff Liaison: Tom Rogers

This board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Room, 121 North Rouse Avenue.


City-County Board of Health

Apply to county vacancies here.

This board is administrative and is responsible for activities ensuring the health of the community, including guarding against the introduction of communicable diseases and providing for the removal of filth that might adversely affect public health.The City-County Board of Health is created under the inter-local agreement between Gallatin County and the City of Bozeman dated June 1990. In May1997 the Interlocal Agreement was amended pursuent of provisions of Section 50-2-106, Montana Code Annotated.

Membership: The City-County Board of Health is comprised of nine members with three year terms representing the following:

Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
Seth Walk January 1, 2019 City Commission Appointee April 11, 2016
Chris Mehl January 1, 2018 City Commissioner or Rep January 19, 2016
Buck Taylor January 1, 2020 City Commission Appointee (Vice- Chair) January 9, 2017
Becky Franks January 1, 2018 City Commission Appointee (Chair) February 2, 2015
Jane Mahlow January 1, 2018 Joint City-County Appointee February 9, 2015
Mari Eggers January 1, 2020 Country Commission Appointee January 1, 2017
Laura Larsson January 1, 2019 County Commission Appointee January 19, 2016
Joe Skinner January 1, 2018 County Commissioner or Rep January 5, 2015
Steve Custer January 1, 2018 County Commission Appointee January 6, 2015

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
Staff Liaison (County): Toni Lucker

This board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 a.m. in the Community Room at the Gallatin County Courthouse, 311 West Main Street.


Community Affordable Housing Advisory Board (CAHAB)

The purpose of this board is to provide recommendations to the Commission on requests for expenditures from the CDBG Revolving Loan Fund for housing and from the Community Housing Fund; to advise the Commission on affordable housing needs, issues, policies, and regulations; to work with the City and other groups to formulate programs and projects for meeting Bozeman's affordable housing needs; and to advise the Commission on affordable housing plans for annexations and any related development proposals.

Membership:This board is comprised of eleven members serving staggered three year terms. A member of the City Planning staff shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member. Members must be of legal age, and a majority of the members shall be residents of the City. Non-resident members must have a tangible connection with the City by virtue of working in the City or owning property in the City. Members must represent the following:

Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
Brian Guyer June 30, 2019 Rep. from a non-profit affordable housing development org August 8, 2016
David Magistrelli June 30, 2019 Org. supporting availability of low and moderate income August 8, 2016
Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2020 Resides in low or moderate housing  
Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2018 Member of the public interested in special needs housing  
Hattie Baker-Graham June 30, 2018 Real Estate Sales September 14, 2015
Kevin Thane June 30, 2020 Representing an organization providing services to people with low and moderate income June 23, 2014
Greg Stratton June 30, 2020 Construction Industry September 11, 2017

Brooke Anderson

June 30, 2018 Real Estate Financing  September 11, 2017
Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2020 Low or Moderate Income Person
(Verified by Community Development)
 

Marty Matsen

Conterminous  City Staff N/A
Brian LaMeres Conterminous City Staff N/A

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
Staff Liaison: Marty Matsen

This board meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Madison Room upstairs, 121 North Rouse Avenue.


(Gallatin County) Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Position

  • District Court Judge of the 18th Judicial District selected by the district Judges each July
  • Justice of the Peace selected by the Justices each July
  • Municipal or City Judge, selected among themselves each July
  • Gallatin County Commissioner selected by the Commissioners each July
  • Municipal Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety selected by the chiefs each July
  • Gallatin County Attorney
  • Gallatin County Sheriff
  • Gallatin County Chief Youth Probation Officer
  • Gallatin County Chief Adult Probation Officer
  • Regional Deputy Public Defender
  • Representative of the Gallatin Towns (Belgrade, Bozeman Manhattan) rotating alphabetically each July
  • Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy

    This council meets on the first Wednesday of each month at12:00 p.m. in Jury Room B of the Law and Justice Center. 


    Design Review Board (DRB)

    The Design Review Board participates in the review of some, usually larger, development proposals in Bozeman. Their primary purpose is urban design and their area of authority is limited by topic and physical location. They are solely advisory to the City Commission and have no final approval authority.The Design Review Board was created under Article 33 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

    Membership: The Design Review Board is comprised of eight members, six professional and two non-professional.Members are appointed by the City Commission for staggered two year terms.Professional members should be degreed in their respective disciplines and/or otherwise licensed or certified by their respective professional authorities. At least one professional member shall have a demonstrated expertise in urban design. The non-professional members shall have an interest in, or knowledge of, architecture, urban design, or historic preservation. No member shall serve as a member of the City Planning Board or the Zoning Commission concurrently. They shall include:

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Scott Freimuth June 30, 2019 Architect September 18, 2017
    Charles Franklin June 30, 2019 Architect July 24, 2017
    Kiersten Iwai June 30, 2018 Non-Professional September 26, 2016
    Peter Constanti June 30, 2018 Non-Professional December 5, 2016
    Lessa Roscow June 30, 2018 Landscape Architect September 26, 2016
    Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2019 Architect
    Brady Ernst June 30, 2018 Architect September 26, 2016
    Mark Hufstetler June 30, 2019 Architectural Historian July 24, 2017

    Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Cyndy Andrus
    Staff Liaison: Brian Krueger

    This board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room in the Stiff Professional Building, 20 East Olive Street. Meetings are often cancelled.

    Development Review Committee (DRC)

    The DRC is a committee comprised of city employees. This committee was established to evaluate all proposals subject to the provisions of this chapter. The DRC is the body charged with reviewing items relating to public health and safety. The DRC shall act as an advisory body to the review authority established by 38.34.010 for site plans, conditional use permits, planned unit developments, divisions of land, zone map amendments, annexations, and other actions as requested by review authority.

    Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus

    This committee meets as needed.


    Downtown Area Urban Renewal District Board (DURD)

    The Downtown Area Urban Renewal Board  will foster an economically thriving district that:

    1. attracts investment;
    2. stabilizes and strengthens the tax base; and
    3. supports the vitality and diversity of the Gallatin Valley as its social and cultural center.

    The IDB/TIF board is responsible for the implementation of the Downtown Bozeman Urban Renewal Plan and was created under the Plan which was adopted by the City Commission with Ordinance no. 1409 in 1995.This board is administrative.

    Membership: This board is comprised of five voting members and two non-voting members who shall have a demonstrated interest in downtown Bozeman. Appointments are made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission for staggered four year terms. Non-voting members may represent a specified list of organizations which include, but are not limited to, the Parking Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies, Gallatin Development Corporation, Bozeman School District, City of Bozeman, Gallatin County and the Downtown Bozeman Association. Non-voting members need not be city residents.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointment
    Vacant, Apply Here
    June 30, 2018 Non-Voting
    Barbara Bear June 30, 2019 Voting August 3, 2015
    Bob Hietala June 30, 2020 Voting August 15, 2016
    Bill Stoddart June 30, 2020 Voting August 15, 2016
    Vonda Laird June 30, 2020 Voting August 15, 2016
    Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2018 Non-Voting
    Cory Lawrence June 30, 2018 Voting August 15, 2016

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Krauss
    Staff Liaison: Chris Naumann, Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership. Mr. Naumann can be reached at chris@downtownbozeman.org or (406) 586-4008.

    This board meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Partnership Office, 224 East Main Street.


    Economic Development Council (EDC)

    The EDC was created in 2010 to advise the City Commission on economic development issues and to review the implementation of the Economic Development Plan. Ordinance 1784 created the council while Resolution 4195 adopted the Economic Development Plan in August, 2009. For more in depth information, please click here to the external site.

    Membership: All appointments to the EDC shall be made by the City Commission. The majority of council members shall be business leaders and economic development leaders. There shall be (7) seven members with 3 year staggered terms.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointment
    Erik Garberg February 1, 2018
    January 12, 2015
    Scott Mizner February 1, 2018
    February 27, 2017
    Cheryl Ridgley February 1, 2019
    January 8, 2016
    Rebecca Mahurin February 1, 2020
    February 27, 2017
    Kris Kumlien February 1, 2018
    July 20, 2015
    Eva Skidmore February 1, 2019
    February 27, 2017
    Daryl Schliem February 1, 2020
    February 27, 2017

    Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
    Staff Liaison: Brit Fontenot

     

    This council meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Room, 121 North Rouse Avenue


    Fire Code Board of Appeals

    The Fire Code Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction under the Uniform Fire Code and provides reasonable interpretation of the Uniform Fire Code, as adopted by the City of Bozeman. The board shall hear appeals not more than 30 days after filing thereof, and render all decisions and findings in writing to the Fire Chief, or his designee, with a copy to the appellant.

    The Fire Code Board of Appeals was created under Ordinance No. 1444, Section 18.02.020 of the Bozeman Municipal Code in 1997.

    Membership: The board shall consist of five members, appointed by the City Commission who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon pertinent matters. Members are appointed to staggered three year terms. Each member may be reappointed without any limitation on the number of re-appointments. The Fire Chief, or his or her designee, shall be an ex-officio member and shall act as secretary of the board.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Shannon  Foley December 31, 2019
    March 20, 2017
    Robert Lashaway December 31, 2019
    January 30, 2017
    Josh Wanago  December 31, 2017
    March 20, 2017
    John Thorn  December 31, 2019
    March 20, 2017
    Brenda York December 31, 2018
    March 20, 2017
    Chief Josh Waldo Coterminous

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Krauss
    Staff Liaison: Josh Waldo (Fire Chief)

    This board meets as needed.


    Gallatin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council

    The Gallatin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council was created in 2009. The purpose of the LAC is to assist in the improvement of public mental health services in the local community and to review and make recommendations to the MHOAC and the SAA serving the community. More detailed information regarding the Gallatin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council.

    The city currently has one representative on this board.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Anna Saverud December 31, 2017 City Appointee *letter from city manager* May 1, 2014

    Commission Liaison: No Commission Liaison represents this board at this time.

    *Not a City board


    Gallatin Local Water Quality District Board of Directors

    The Gallatin Local Water Quality District was created by Resolution 1995-55 of the Gallatin County Commission, and approved by the Montana Board of Environmental Review in 1997. The focus of the Gallatin Local Water Quality District is water resources education and water quality monitoring for increased awareness of water-related issues and public health. More detailed information regarding the Gallatin Local Water Quality District Board of Directors.

    Membership: One city representative and one City Commission representative position are on the Gallatin Local Water Quality District Board and need to be approved by the City Commission.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Doug Chandler September 30, 2019 City Rep. At-Large October 3, 2016
    Jeff Krauss September 30, 2019 Commission Rep January 2016
    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Krauss

     

    *Not a City board


    Impact Fee Advisory Committee

    The Impact Fee Advisory Committee was created for the purpose of advising the City Commission regarding the process of calculating, assessing and spending impact fees (Resolution No. 3840).

    Membership: The Committee shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the City Commission for two year terms as follows:

    • City Engineer
    • City Finance Director a certified public accountant who shall hold no other public office or employment
    • 1 builder
    • 1 land developer
    • 2 citizens of Bozeman not employed by the development industry
    • 2 other members as selected by the City Commission.
    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2017 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    Randy Carpenter December 31, 2017 Citizen of Bozeman (not an employee) January 11, 2016
    James Nickelson December 31, 2017 Other Member as selected January 11, 2016
    Chris Budeski December 31, 2017 Land Developer February 6, 2017
    Rob Evans December 31, 2018 Builder February 6, 2017
    George Thompson December 31, 2018 Citizen of Bozeman (not an employee) February 6, 2017
    Vacant December 31, 2018 Other Member as selected
    Kristin Donald Coterminous City Finance Director N/A
    Rick Hixson Coterminous City Engineer N/A

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
    Staff Liaison: Chris Saunders

     

    This committee meets as needed.


    Inter-Neighborhood Council

    The Inter-Neighborhood Council or INC is comprised of a representative from each Neighborhood Association. This council is an advisory board to the City Commission and exists to give a voice to neighbors and neighborhood concerns and facilitate communication between the city and neighborhoods through a representative forum.

    Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
    Staff Liaison: Chuck Winn 406-582-2306 neighborhood@bozeman.net 

    This council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Room, 121 North Rouse Avenue.


    Library Board of Trustees

    Created under Section 22-1-308 of Montana Code Annotated and Section 2.05.350 of the Bozeman Municipal Code, the Board of Trustees is administrative and shall have power to select librarians and other employees as they may determine and fix the amount of any bond which they may require to be given by the librarian and other employees. They shall have power to receive books with any money available for that purpose and power to prescribe all rules and regulations for the use of books and the preservation of the same.

    Membership: The Library Board of Trustees is composed of five members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission for a term of five years. Trustees shall serve no more than two full terms in succession.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    John Gallagher June 30, 2022   July 10, 2017
    Judy Mathre June 30, 2018 June 17, 2013
    Jennifer Pawlak June 30, 2019 June 30, 2019
    Ron Price June 30, 2020 July 27, 2015
    Ken Spencer June 30, 2021 July 18, 2016

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner I-Ho Pomeroy
    Staff Liaison: Susan Gregory

    This board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the upstairs board room at the Bozeman Public Library.


    Midtown Urban Renewal Board (MURB)

    This board was created with the Urban Renewal Plan for the North Seventh corridor and adjacent properties that was adopted by Ordinance No. 1685 in 2006. The NSURB is responsible for implementation of the North Seventh Urban Renewal Plan. In 2015, the North Seventh Urban Renewal District was expanded and renamed the Bozeman Midtown Urban Renewal District adopted by Ordinance No.1925. District Specific responsibilities include:

    • Developing plans which implement the vision of the District;
    • reviewing on an ongoing basis the operation and processes of all public agencies to assure that such activities are supportive of the Plan; and
    • advocate and coordinate the complete and full implementation of the Plan.

    After clicking here to read the City of Bozeman disclaimer for leaving the city website, visit www.nsurb.net.

    Membership: The Bozeman Midtown Urban Renewal Board is made up of five voting members and four non-voting members appointed to staggered four year terms. Individuals appointed shall have a demonstrated interest in the District or adjacent neighborhoods. Voting Members are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission and the non-voting members are ratified by the City Commission. Any person may be appointed as a voting member if they reside within the municipality however the preferred composition would include two residents of the District, two business owners in the District, and one member at large.

    Member Term Position Appointed
    Andrew Cetraro Jan 31, 2021 Voting Member January 23, 2017
    Susan Fraser Jan 31, 2020 Voting Member February 1, 2016
    Austin Rector Jan 31, 2018 Non-Voting Member April 13, 2015
    Carl Solvie Jan 31, 2020 Voting Member February 1, 2016
    Bill Fogarty Jan 31, 2019 Voting Member January 12, 2015
    Kevin Cook Jan 31, 2021 Non-Voting Member January 23, 2017
    Scott Hedglin Jan 31, 2018 Voting Member January 27, 2014
    Josh Palmer Jan 31, 2019 Non-voting Member January 23, 2017
    Nick Rogers Jan 31, 2018 Non-voting Member January 23, 2017

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Krauss
    Staff Liason: David Fine

    This board meets the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Stiff Professional Building, 20 East Olive Street.


    Northeast Urban Renewal Board (NURB)

    This board was created with Ordinance No. 1655 adopting the Northeast Urban Renewal District Plan to implement the plan. Board responsibilities include:

    • Developing plans which implement the vision of the district;
    • reviewing on an ongoing basis the operation and processes of all public agencies to assure that such activities are supportive of the plan;
    • advocate and coordinate the complete and full implementation of the plan.

    District Boundary Descriptions.

    Membership: The board consists of five voting members and not more than four non-voting members who serve staggered four year terms. The preferred composition of the voting members shall be:

    • Two business owners of businesses within the district;
    • Two residents from within the district;
    • One member at-large.
    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Bobbi Clem | Chair July 31, 2021 Voting - business owner within district July 24, 2017
    Jeanne Wesley-Wiese July 31, 2021 Voting - resident within district July 24, 2017
    Daniel Doehring July 31, 2018 Voting - resident within district July 24, 2017
    M. Ethan Barlow July 31, 2021 Non-voting August 28, 2017
    Robert Pavlic July 31, 2019 Voting - business owner within district August 3, 2015
    John Usher | Vice Chair July 31, 2020 Voting - member-at-large May 1, 2017
    Vacant, Apply Here July 31, 2019 Non-voting
    Dalton Brink July 31, 2018 Non-voting May 1, 2017
    Nolan Campbell July 31, 2020 Non-voting August 28, 2017

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner I-Ho Pomeroy
    Staff Liaison: Brit Fontenot

    This board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Stiff Professional Building, 20 East Olive Street.


    Parking Commission

    The Bozeman Parking Commission is responsible for managing and regulating public parking in the City's Parking Districts to best serve the needs of its customers: businesses, residents, employees and visitors. The Parking Commission was created under Article 25 of Montana Code Annotated, and City Commission Resolution No. 1676 in 1974. The Parking Commission was then revised with Resolution No. 1839 in 1976 and Resolution No. 3803 in 2005.

    Membership: This seven member administrative commission is appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Commission to staggered four year terms.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Pamela Bryan June 30, 2019 August 17, 2015
    Kelly Dean Wiseman June 30, 2020 August 8, 2016
    James Ness June 30, 2021 July 10, 2017
    Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2021
    Vacant, Apply Here June 30, 2019
    Ben Lloyd June 30, 2018 June 23, 2014
    Chris Naumann June 30, 2018 June 23, 2014

    Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Cyndy Andrus
    Staff Liaison: Ed Meece

    This commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Mall Madison Room, 121 North Rouse Avenue.


    Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee

    This Committee was created under an Interlocal Agreement with the State of Montana Department of Transportation, the City of Bozeman and Gallatin County. The Committee is advisory and acts as a sounding board for proposals advanced to the Transportation Coordinating Committee.

    Membership: Members are appointed for two year staggered terms by the City and County Commissions "from a cross section of the study area's economic and social classes in accordance with the appropriate section of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964". The city commission are only responsible for appointing two city members from this board.

    Voting Membership

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Danielle Scharf December 31, 2017 City Appointee, vice chair January 13, 2014
    Amanda Arnold December 31, 2019 City Appointee January 9, 2017
    • Ralph Zimmer (Chair)
    • Tom Foster (Gallatin County)
    • Tony Becken-Gaddo (At-Large)
    • Bud Jarvis (Bozeman School District)
    • Vance Ruff (Bozeman School District)

    Official Non-Voting Members Appointed Head Administration

    • Bill Brownell (Gallatin County)
    • Todd Swinehard (Bozeman School District)
    • John VanDelinder (City of Bozeman)

    Commissioners and Trustee Liaisons Appointed by Governing Body

    • Cyndy Andrus

    Law Enforcement Liaison Officers

    • One to Two Officers appointed by the Bozeman Police and Gallatin County Sheriff

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
    Staff Liaison: John VanDelinder

    *Not a City board


    Planning Coordinating Committee

    Information regarding the Planning Coordinating Committee will be updated soon.


    Police Commission

    The Police Commission conducts hearings and decides on appeals brought by any member of the Police Department who has been disciplined, suspended, removed or discharged.

    The Police Commission is created under Section 7-32-4151, Montana Code Annotated.

    Membership: The three member Board is appointed by the City Manager with the concurrence of the City Commission and is comprised of those who are "residents of such city or office therein." One member must be appointed annually at the first regular meeting of the City Commission in May.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Bill Ranard April 30, 2020
    May 1, 2017
    Richard Gale April 30, 2019
    May 16, 2016
    Jim Drummond April 30, 2018
    January 4, 2016
    This board does not have a Commission liaison.
  • This board meets as needed.

    Prospera Revolving Loan Fund

    The Bozeman Revolving Loan Fund is an economic development program of the City of Bozeman in partnership with Prospera Business Network. The fund provides financing to eligible businesses located within the Bozeman city limits, with priority given to businesses engaged in activities creating 'quality jobs' with more than half of their gross revenues coming from outside Gallatin County. All lending decisions are made by the independent Bozeman Revolving Loan Fund Committee.

    For more information, please contact Stuart Leidner at the Prospera Business Network at 406-587-3113 or http://www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org

    Membership: This Committee has seven members. Three are appointed by the Bozeman City Commission, three are appointed by the Prospera Business Network Board of Directors and one member is jointly appointed. Interested applicants should contact Prospera Business Network for more information.

    Member Position (if any)
    Chris Mehl City Commissioner- Appointed by the commission
    Brit Fontenot Director of Economic Development -Appointed by the Commission

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl

    *Not a City board


    Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (RPAB)

    Recreation Activities and Opportunities

    The Board is advisory, making recommendations to the City Commission on policy and procedural matters in the field of recreation and playgrounds as well as parkland dedications or cash-in-lieu proposals forwarded during the planning/subdivision process. The board was established under Section 2.05 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

    Membership: The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board consists of up to fourteen (appointed) members who serve three-year staggered terms, except for the two student members, who serve one-year terms. Members shall represent as many facets of recreational programs as possible.

    • (7) Members shall be city residents appointed by the city commission;
    • (2) Members shall be recommended by the county board of commissioners, with final appointment to be made by the city commission;
    • Up to (3) additional at-large members may be appointed by the city commission, with city residency being a consideration, but not a mandatory requirement; and
    • Up to (2) student members from area secondary schools, including home schooled students, may be appointed by the city commission, with city residency being a consideration, but not a mandatory requirement.
    Member Term Position Appointed
    Steve Schnee December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/04/16
    Brian Close December 31, 2019 At-Large (Chair) 01/23/17
    Chuck Winn No Expiration Assistant City Manager N/A
    Elizabeth (Beth) Thorsen December 31, 2017 County 01/12/15
    Jeff Hough No Expiration GVLT Rep N/A
    Matt Hausauer December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/04/16
    Tommy Bass December 31, 2018 At-Large 01/23/17
    Mitch Overton No Expiration Rec & Park Director N/A
    Tony Thatcher December 31, 2019 At-Large (Vice Chair) 01/23/17
    Richard Shanahan December 31, 2019 At-Large 01/23/17
    Vacant, Apply Here
    December 31, 2019 City
    Salal Huber-McGee December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
    Vacant, Apply Here December 31, 2018 City  
    Stephanie Gray December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
    Steve Roderick December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
    Vacant, Apply Here October 2, 2017 Student
    Vacant, Apply Here October 2, 2017 Student

    Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
    Staff Liaison: Mitch Overton - moverton@bozeman.net or(406) 582-3222.

    This board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Lindley Park Center, 1102 East Curtiss Street.


    South Bozeman Technology District

    This board was set up to implement and administer the South Bozeman Technology District.The District was created by Ordinance No. 1844 which went into affect in December of 2012. The City Commission set up the District and the use of associated tax increment financing for the purpose of stimulating, encouraging and supporting the attraction, retention and growth of jobs and industry in a variety of technology sectors.

    If you have any questions related to the operation of the South Bozeman Technology District Board, please contact the staff liaison.

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
    Staff Liaison: David Fine 406-582-2973 or DFine@bozeman.net

    This board meets as needed.


    Streamline Advisory Board (Administered by HRDC)

    This purpose of this board is to provide transportation services and facilities to the residents and visitors of the Community. The Board shall first provide for quality public transit service to meet the mobility needs of the Community, but also may authorize service outside the Community boundaries when deemed appropriate. The board shall also consider transportation demand management services.

    Membership: The board shall be comprised of (13) members, defined as follows:

    • Three (3) associated students of Montana State University
    • Two (2) HRDC representatives
    • One (1) Gallatin County Representative
    • One (1) City of Bozeman Representative
    • One (1) City of Belgrade Representative
    • Four (4) Members from the Streamline /Galavan riders
    • One (1) at-large member

    For more detailed information about Streamline and its board members, please contact Lee Hazelbaker at 406-587-2434 or streamline@thehrdc.org.

    Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor (also the City of Bozeman Representative on this board)

    *Not a City board


    Trails, Open Space, and Parks Committee (TOPs)

    This committee consists of citizens, community leaders and experienced professionals to advise the city commission on parks, trails and open space development possibilities and to assist in the implementation of the city of Bozeman 2012 Parks, Trails and Open Space Bond as adopted by Resolution 4386 and approved by the voters on November 6, 2012.

    Trails, Open Space and Parks Program Procedures and Evaluation Criteria: on September 9, 2013 the Bozeman City Commission adopted Resolution 4471 establishing procedures and evaluation criteria used to measure project proposals requesting Trails, Open Space and Parks Bond funds. Information regarding the Procedures and Evaluation Criteria.

    Membership: There shall be five (5) members of the TOP committee. The terms of the initial five members shall be as follows: TOP members shall serve three (3) year staggered terms. Each member may be reappointed with a three (3) term limitation on the number of re-appointments. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments for the balance of the term remaining.

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Don Beeman April 15, 2019
    May 16, 2016
    Doug Chandler April 15, 2018
    April 13, 2015
    Stephanie Gray April 15, 2018
    January 4, 2016
    Ron Brey April 15, 2020
    April 17, 2017
    Tom Sterner April 15, 2019
    May 16, 2016
    Mitch Overton Coterminous Staff April 15, 2013

    Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
    Staff Liaison: Carolyn Poissant

    This committee meets as needed.


    Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC)

    The purpose of the Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC) is to develop and keep current transportation planning as an integral part of comprehensive regional planning for the Bozeman area.The TCC is provided for in the Memorandum of Agreement which has been cooperatively agreed to by the five agencies consisting of the State of Montana, Gallatin County, City of Bozeman, City Planning Board and the Gallatin County Planning Board.

    Membership: The TCC is comprised of 19 members with two year terms consisting of the following officials:

    Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
    Dan Martin December 31, 2017 City Citizen Member
    Jeff Krauss N/A Bozeman City Commission N/A
    • Bozeman City Commission
    • Board of County Commissioners
    • City Planning Board President
    • Gallatin County Planning Board President
    • District Engineer for Butte District Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
    • Gallatin County Road Superintendent
    • City of Bozeman City Manager
    • City of Bozeman, Office of Planning and Community Development Director
    • Gallatin County Planning Office Director
    • Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee Representative
    • Chief of the Multimodal Planning Bureau, MDT
    • Engineering Services Supervisor for the Butte District, MDT
    • Citizen member - City of Bozeman Resident (2 year term)
    • Citizen member - Gallatin County Resident (2 year term)
    • Montana State University Representative
    • Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board Representative
    • Division Administrator - Federal Highway Administration (non-voting)
    • Maintenance Chief - Bozeman Division MDT (non-voting)
    • Streamline Representative
    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Krauss
  • This committee meets on the third Wednesday of the first month of each quarter at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Commission Room, 121 North Rouse Avenue.


    Tree Advisory Board

    This board is advisory to the City Commission, providing guidance and advice regarding the City's tree program and developing and updating the City Tree Master Plan. The Tree Board was created with Ordinance No. 1364 in 1993, as codified in Division 12 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

    Membership: This board is comprised of five members appointed by the City Commission to staggered two year terms. Members shall be residents of the City, own property within the City or be gainfully employed within the City. Whenever possible two of the members shall be from the following disciplines:

    • real estate
    • commercial lending
    • civil or environmental engineering,
    • landscape architecture
    • landscape construction
    MEMBER TERM POSITION (IF ANY) APPOINTMENT
    Mason Shaffer June 30, 2017
    February 27, 2017
    Rebekah VanWieren June 30, 2017 Chair August 3, 2015
    Patrick Cross June 30, 2017
    August 3, 2015
    William Hoch June 30, 2018 Vice- Chair October 3, 2016
    Scott Makoutz June 30, 2018
    October 3, 2016

    Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
    Staff Liaison: Alex Nordquest


    Zoning Commission

    The Zoning Commission is an advisory board to the City Commission assisting them in improving and protecting the health, safety and morals and the general welfare of the community. The Commission divides the municipality into zoning districts suited to carry out the purposes of state law. Within the districts, the Zoning Commission shall recommend and the manner of regulations and restrictions and may regulate the erection, construction, re-construction, alteration, or use of buildings, structures or land. The powers, duties, jurisdiction and composition of the Zoning Commission are provided in Division 15 of the Bozeman Municipal Code.

    Membership: The Zoning Commission shall consist of five members appointed by the City Commission to staggered two year terms. Persons must be of legal age and residents of the City of Bozeman.

    MEMBER TERM POSITION (IF ANY) APPOINTED
    Erik Garber January 31, 2019
    March 6, 2017
    Julien Morice January 31, 2019
    March 6, 2017
    Jordan Zignego January 31, 2018
    February 8, 2016
    George Thompson January 31, 2019
    March 6, 2017
    Dan Stevenson January 31, 2018
    February 8, 2016

    Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
    Staff Liaison: Tom Rogers