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
The City Clerk's office can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 582-2320. You can also come by and visit in person at City Hall, 121 N. Rouse Avenue, Suite 202.
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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.
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.
Commission Liaison: Commission Mehl
Staff Liaison: Tom Rogers
Members must represent the following:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
This board was created with Ordinance No. 1655 adopting the North East Urban Renewal District Plan to implement the plan. Board responsibilities include:
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:
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: 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.
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
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
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:
Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
Staff Liaison: Tom Rogers
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.
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.
Commission Liaison: Commissioner Mehl
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.
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.
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.
Commission Liaison: Deputy Mayor Andrus
Staff Liaison: Carolyn Poissant
Whenever possible two of the members shall be from the following disciplines:
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.
2016 Beautification Award Nominations
Historic Preservation Advisory Board (BHPAB)
Impact Fee Advisory Committee
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
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
Fire Code Board of Appeals