Missoula County has 33 boards, councils and commissions. Members are an invaluable resource of dedicated volunteers who serve our community. Listed below are the available openings within these organizations. The application form is available online and can be submitted through the webpage, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Missoula County Commissioners' Office. Applications can also be mailed to the Commissioners' Office at 199 West Pine Street in Missoula, Montana 59802.
Board, Committee, or Council
|Evaro-Finley-O'Keefe Community Council||One vacant three-year term to May 31, 2022|
|Missoula Consolidated Planning Board||Four regular and one alternate, two-year terms, to Dec. 31, 2021|
|Missoula Development Authority||One vacant regular, three-year term to June 2021|
|Missoula Urban Transportation District||One regular, four-year term, to Dec. 31, 2023|
|Open Lands Citizens Advisory Committee||Five regular, three-year terms, to Dec. 31, 2022|
|Planning and Zoning Commission||One vacant two-year term to Dec. 31, 2021 APPLICANT MUST LIVE WITHIN A Citizen-Initiated Planning and Zoning District.|
|Weed Control Board||Three regular, three-year terms, to Dec. 31, 2022 and two alternate member, three-year terms, term date to be determined at appointment.|
|Zoning Board of Adjustments||Two regular, and one alternate, two-year terms, to Dec. 31, 2021|
Evaro-Finley-O’Keefe Community Council – One vacant three-year term running through May 31, 2022. Members of the council are elected to advance and promote the interests and welfare of the citizens of the Evaro-Finley-O’Keefe community by providing useful, beneficial and helpful information that can affect the decision-making process of the Missoula County commissioners. The council is comprised of five members who are registered voters within the Evaro-Finely-O’Keefe Community Council boundary description. Meetings are typically held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Evaro Community Center.
Missoula Consolidated Planning Board (MCPB) – Four regular member, and one alternate (non-voting) member, two-year terms running through Dec. 31, 2021, are open to applications. The MCPB is comprised of nine city and county members. The objective is to enable units of local government within Missoula County to cooperate in promoting quality of life and healthy environment through the orderly development of those units and their environs by planning for the improvement of the present health, safety, convenience and welfare of their citizens and the future development of their communities. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the City Council Chambers.
Missoula Development Authority – One vacant term running through June 30, 2021. The MDA board is seeking county applicants who live outside Missoula city limits and have economic development experience. The board maintains oversight of the development and management of Missoula County’s three tax increment districts: the Missoula Development Park Technology District, the Bonner Mill Tax Increment Financing Industrial District and the Bonner Targeted Economic Development District. The MDA markets property owned by Missoula County in the tax increment districts and advises the county on other economic development issues. MDA meetings are at 3:15 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Missoula Urban Transportation District (MUTD) – One four-year term running through Dec. 31, 2023. The MUTD is a seven-member board, with three members appointed by the mayor, three members appointed by the Missoula Board of County Commissioners and one member is an alternating city/county appointment. The MUTD supplies transportation services and facilities to district residents and other persons. The district shall provide quality public service to meet the mobility needs of the community but may authorize service outside the district boundaries where deemed appropriate. The board has all powers necessary and proper to the establishment, operation, improvement, maintenance and administration of the district. Meetings are held at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Mountain Line Conference Room, 1221 Shakespeare St.
Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee (OLC) – Five three-year regular member terms running through Dec. 31, 2022. The committee is comprised of 13 voting members, up to four non-voting alternates and additional technical advisers when needed. The OLC advises the Missoula Board of County Commissioners and represents the citizens of Missoula County in the protection and preservation of open space and the rural way of life for present and future generations. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the Community and Planning Services conference room.
Planning and Zoning Commission – One vacant term running through Dec. 31, 2021. The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of three county commissioners, either the county surveyor or the county clerk and recorder, two citizen members, each of whom resides in a different citizen-initiated planning and zoning district or, if only one district exists in a county or is proposed, both from that district, and a county official appointed by the county commissioners. Meetings vary as needed.
Weed Control Board – Three regular member three-year terms running through Dec. 31, 2022. In addition, two three-year alternate terms remain vacant with a term end date to be determined at time of appointment. The board consists of nine regular members and two alternate positions. The board oversees the planning, implementing and developing of a coordinated program that includes education, prevention, management and research as described in the Weed District’s Noxious Weed Management Plan. The members represent landowners’ interests county-wide. Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Missoula County Extension and Weed District Office.
Zoning Board of Adjustments – Two regular member and one alternate member two -year terms running through Dec. 31, 2021. The Missoula County Zoning Board of Adjustment provides equality and flexibility in the implementation of county zoning. The board administers provisions of the County Zoning Resolution and hears and decides appeals, variances and special exceptions to terms in the County Zoning Resolution upon which the board is required to pass under that resolution. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the Missoula County Courthouse Sophie Moiese Room.
Applications are available online at https://www.missoulacounty.us/community/volunteer.
For further information, contact Sarah Bell at email@example.com or 406-258-4230.