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City of Bozeman Citizen Advisory Boards 

Do you have an interest in what goes on in the city? Maybe you wondered about how various districts are zoned or how afforable housing is decided? Do you want to help shape the future of land use, transportation, parks and recreation, biking, beautification, the library, and more? 

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). 

List of all City boards:

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee
Audit Committee
Band Board
Beautification Advisory Board (BBAB)
Building Division Board of Appeals (BOA)
Board of Ethics
Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB)
Bozeman Climate Partners Working Group
Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board (BHPAB)
Bozeman Tourism Business Improvement District (BTBID)
Cemetery Advisory Board
(City) Planning Board
City-County Board of Health
Community Affordable Housing Advisory Board (CAHAB)
(Gallatin County) Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Design Review Board (DRB)
Development Review Committee (DRC)
Downtown Bozeman Improvement District Tax Increment Financing Board (IDB/TIF)
Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) Board
Economic Development Council (EDC)
Fire Code Board of Appeals
Gallatin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council
Gallatin Local Water Quality District Board of Directors
Impact Fee Advisory Committee
Inter-Neighborhood Council
Library Board of Trustees
Midtown Urban Renewal Board (MURB)
NorthEast Urban Renewal Board (NEURB)
Parking Commission
Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee
Planning Coordinating Committee
Police Commission
Prospera Revolving Loan Fund
Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (RPAB)
South Bozeman Technology District
Streamline Advisory Board (Administered by HRDC)
Trails, Open Space, and Parks Committee (TOPs)
Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC)
Tree Advisory Board
Zoning Commission

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee

Staff Liaison: Chuck Winn

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

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


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, 2017 Non-resident with interest in the City September 28, 2015
Anne Gage June 30, 2019   July 18, 2016
Vacant June 30, 2018    
Vacant June 30, 2019    
Vacant June 30, 2017    

  
              

 











Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
Staff Liaison: Jessica Johnson

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 December 31, 2019    
Robert Lashaway December 31, 2019   January 30, 2017
David Wright December 31, 2018   January 11, 2016
Vacant December 31, 2018    
Vacant December 31, 2018    

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
Staff Liaison: Bob Risk

Board of Ethics

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Member Term Expiration Position (If Any) Appointed
Christopher Carraway July 31, 2018 Chair November 7, 2016
Melissa Frost July 31, 2017   August 3, 2015
Mary Jane McGarity July 31, 2017   August 3, 2015

This board does not have a Commission liaison.
Staff Liaisons: Chris Kukulski, Greg Sullivan

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. Theyalso 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
Christian Black December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting  March 27, 2017
Jason Delmue December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting February 27, 2017
Don Funke December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting April 11, 2016
Jason Karp December 31, 2018 County Recommended Seat February 27, 2017
Tony LeBaron December 31, 2017 MSU Rep (Grad Student) August 24, 2015
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 December 31, 2017 Non-Voting High School Liaison  
Jennise Schule December 31, 2018 At-Large Voting February 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

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.

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Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
Staff Liaison: Natalie Meyer

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 (Ordinance No. 1180). 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
Vacant June 30, 2017   September 26, 2016
Cassidy Cook June 30, 2018 Vice- Chair September 26, 2016
Patricia Jacobs June 30, 2017   September 24, 2015
Michael Wallner June 30, 2018 Chair September 26, 2016
Meri Ketter June 30, 2018   September 26, 2016
Rebekah Schields June 30, 2018   September 26, 2016
Victoria York June 30, 2017   October 19, 2015

Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
Staff Liaison: Chris Saunders

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 created the Board of Trustees to implement the District in August of 2009. The first meeting of the BTBID was held September 30, 2009.

BTBID Bylaws                        BTBID Member Application

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 July 31, 2017   September 23, 2013
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

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 Liaison: Mitch Overton / Michele Eubank 406-582-2290

(City) Planning Board

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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
Paul Naubauer January 31, 2019 Comission Appt February 6, 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 3, 2014
George Thompson January 31, 2019 Commission Appt February 6, 2017
Gerald (Jerry) Pape Jr. January 31, 2017 County Appt February 6, 2016
Jordan Zignego January 31, 2019 Commission Appt February 6, 2016
Chris Mehl December 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt by Commission January 13, 2014

Commission Liaison: Commission Mehl
Staff Liaison: Tom Rogers


City-County Board of Health

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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 adversly 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 May 1997 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 menbers 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
BuckTaylor 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 Febraury 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

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
Kris Keller June 30, 2017 Resides in low or moderate housing June 23, 2014
Vacant June 30, 2018 Member of the public interested in special needs housing September 9, 2015
Hattie Baker-Graham June 30, 2018 Real estate sales September 14, 2015
Kevin Thane June 30, 2017 Representing an organization providing services to people with low and moderate income June 23, 2014
Anders Lewendal  June 30, 2017 construction industry June 23, 2014
Sharon Southhard June 30, 2018 Real Estate Financier June 27, 2015
Sean Maloney June 30, 2017 Low or Moderate Income Person
(Verfied by Community Development)
February 9, 2015
Mayana Rice Conterminous Interim City Staff (Planning ) N/A
Brian LaMeres Conterminous Chair (City Finance Department) N/A

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
Staff Liaison: Mayana Rice 

(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

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 
Bill Rea June 30, 2017 Architect  August 3, 2015
Charles Franklin June 30, 2017 Architect August 3, 2015
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
Walter Banziger June 30, 2017 Architect December 5, 2016
Brady Ernst June 30, 2018 Architect September 26, 2016
Mark Hufsteler June 30, 2017 Architectural Historian August 3, 2015
 

Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
Staff Liaison: Brian Kruger

Development Review Committee (DRC)

The DRC is a commitee 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

Downtown Bozeman Improvement District Tax Increment Financing Board (IDB/TIF)

The downtown Bozeman IDB/TIF 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.

Current Members:

Member Term Position (if any) Appointment
Vacant 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 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.

Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) Board

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

Links:   Click here for a link to the Downtown Bozeman Partnership.           2014 BID Work Plan and Budget

Membership: Montana Code stipulates that BID 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, 2017   June 18, 2016
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
Ilena Inderland June 30, 2017   June 24, 2013
Eric Bowman June 30, 2018   June 16, 2014

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.

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 staggared 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

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. 1444Section 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 reappointments. 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) 

Gallatin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council

The Gallatin Countyh Mental Health Local Adicory Council was created in 2009. The purpose of the LAC is to asssit in the improvement of public mental health services in the local communityand 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 can be accessed by clicking here.

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. 
 

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 Enviornmental 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 can be accessed by clicking here

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

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  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   
Anna Rosenberry Coterminous City Finance Director N/A
Rick Hixson Coterminous City Engineer N/A
 
Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
Staff Liaison: Chris Saunders

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. More detailed information regarding the INC can be accessed by clicking here 

Commission Liaison: Mayor Taylor
Staff Liaison: Jessica Johnson 406-582-2274 jjohnson@bozeman.net

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, 2017 Mayoral Apppointee August 6, 2012
Judy Mathre June 30, 2018 Mayoral Appointee June 17, 2013
Jennifer Pawlak June 30, 2019 Mayoral Appointee June 30, 2019
Ron Price June 30, 2020 Mayoral Appointee July 27, 2015
Ken Spencer June 30, 2021 Mayoral Appointee July 18, 2016

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
Staff Liaison: Susan Gregory

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 Centraro 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

NorthEast Urban Renewal Board (NEURB)

This board was created with Ordinance No. 1655 adopting the North East 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.

Click here to see the district boundary descriptions for Bozeman's three urban renewal districts.

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
Vacant July 31, 2017 Voting - business owner within district, Chair  
Jeanne Wesley-Wiese July 31, 2017 Voting - resident within district  August 26, 2013
Daniel Doehring July 31, 2017 Voting - resident within district  August 5, 2013
John Usher July 31, 2017 Non-voting March 23, 2015
Robert Pavlic July 31, 2019 Voting - business owner within district August 3, 2015
Bobbie Clem July 31, 2020 Voting - member-at-large, vice chair August 1, 2016
Vacant July 31, 2019 Non-voting  
Vacant July 31, 2017 Non-voting  
Thomas Noble  July 31, 2020 Non-voting August 8, 2016


Commission Liaison: Commissioner Pomeroy
Staff Liaison: Brit Fontenot

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
Pamala Bryan June 30, 2019 Commission Appointment August 17, 2015
Kelly Dean Wiseman June 30, 2020 Commission Appointment August 8, 2016
Ryan Olson June 30, 2017 Commission Appointment June 10, 2013
Benjamin Bennett June 30, 2017 Commission Appointment June 10, 2013
Dennis Bechtold June 30, 2017 Commission Appointment June 10, 2013
Ed Meece Coterminous Commission Appointment May 29, 2015
Ben Loyd June 30, 2018 Commission Appointment June 23, 2014
Chris Naumann June 30, 2018 Commission Appointment June 23, 2014

Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
Staff Liaison: Ed Meece

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 Janauary 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


Planning Coordinating Committee

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.

Current Members:

Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
Henry Happel January 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt February 1, 2016
Paul Neubauer January 31, 2019 Commission Appt February 6, 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, 2017 County Appt February 9, 2015
Jordan Zignego January 31, 2019 Commission Appt February 6, 2017
Chris Mehl December 31, 2018 Mayoral Appt by Commission January 4, 2016

Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
Staff Liaison: Tom Rogers 


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, 2017   May 5, 2014
Richard Gale  April 30, 2019   May 16, 2016
Jim Drummond April 30, 2018   January 4, 2016


This board does not have a Commission liaison.

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
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


Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (RPAB)

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 December 31, 2019 City  
Salal Huber-McGee December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Jade Sobek December 31, 2018 City 01/04/16
Stephanie Gray December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Steve Roderick December 31, 2017 City 01/12/15
Vacant October 2, 2017 Student  
Vacant October 2, 2017 Student  
 

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

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. The physical property boundaries of the District can be seen here. The South Bozeman Technology District Comprehensive Development Plan can be seen here.

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


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

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 bounderies 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 associated students of Montana State University
Two (2) HRDC representatives
One (1) Gallatn 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)

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. Detailed information regarding the procedures and evaluation criteria can be found here.

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 reappointments. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments for the balance of the term remaining.

One voting member shall be a member of the recreation and parks advisory board (RPAB) The RPAB may make a recommendation on appointment of its member to TOP.


The director of the Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department shall serve as an ex-officio member of TOP.

TOP members shall reside within the city limits of Bozeman and shall have expertise in such areas as finance, real estate, landscape architecture, public health, planning or law.

Member Term Position (if any) Appointed
Don Beeman  April 15, 2019 Public Health  May 16, 2016
Doug Chandler April 15, 2018 Finance  April 13, 2015
Stephanie Gray April 15, 2018 Rec and Park Member January 4, 2016
Ron Brey April 15, 2020 Planning April 17, 2017
Tom Sterner April 15, 2019 Real Estate May 16, 2016
Mitch Overton Coterminours Director of Rec & Park April 15, 2013

Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
Staff Liaison: Carolyn Poissant


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 consiting 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

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: Melanie Eubank

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

List of Boards, Commissions & Committees

2016 Beautification Award Nominations

Historic Preservation Advisory Board (BHPAB)

Audit Committee

Impact Fee Advisory Committee

Band Board

Inter-Neighborhood Council

Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB)

Library Board of Trustees

Board of Ethics

Multiple Agency Partnership Boards & Committees

Bozeman Area Beautification Advisory Board (BBAB)

Northeast Urban Renewal Board (NURB)

Bozeman Climate Partners Workgroup

Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee

Bozeman Midtown Urban Renewal Board

Planning Board (City)

Bozeman Parking Commission

Planning Coordinating Committee

Building Division Board of Appeals

Police Commission

Cemetery Advisory Board

Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (RPAB)

Community Affordable Housing Advisory Board (CAHAB)

South Bozeman Technology District

Design Review Board (DRB)

Tourism Business Improvement District (BTBID) Board

Development Review Committee

Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee (TOP) Meeting

Downtown Bozeman Improvement District - Tax increment Finance District Board (IDB-TIF)

Tree Advisory Board

Downtown Business Improvement District Board (BID)

Wetlands Review Board

Economic Development Council

Zoning Commission

Fire Code Board of Appeals