City Boards & Committees

The City of Helena has established several advisory boards and committees. Information on individual boards and committees, current vacancies, and the application process can be found below.

Unless otherwise stated, you must be a City resident in order to participate on a City of Helena board or committee.

You may view a map of the City limits here.


Appointments to Boards and Committees

A vacancy, or expiring term, on any board or committee will be announced and public notice will be given of the vacancy. The media will be encouraged to make the vacancy known to the public and all interested citizens will be encouraged to submit applications on or before a specific date.

At a City Commission meeting the Mayor shall appoint, with the consent of the Commission, all members of board and committees.

In order to allow more citizens to have input on boards and committees, the Commission has set a policy that no individual shall serve on any board or committee more than six consecutive years or two terms, whichever is longer.

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Application Information

Interested applicants should reference the list of current vacancies for due dates.

Hard-copy application forms are available in the office of the City Clerk, Room 323, City-County Administration Building, 316 N. Park Avenue, or via amontiel@helenamt.gov

Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

The City of Helena is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Individuals who have previously applied for any of the listed board vacancies are encouraged to reapply.

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board

The Board is tasked with completing annual work plans, reports, evaluations, and budgets and making recommendations for allocation of TIF funding and any future amendments to the Downtown Urban Renewal District Plan.

  • One citizen to serve as a Baning/Finance Representative

Citizen Conservation Board

The Citizens Conservation Board was created to recommend, report on, and monitor sustainability measures undertaken by the City of Helena.

  • Two citizens to serve as a Citizen-at-large. Term expires February 28, 2027.

Downtown Urban Renewal District / Tax Increment Financing Advisory Board

The Board is tasked with completing annual work plans, reports, evaluations, and budgets and making recommendations for allocation of TIF funding and any future amendments to the Downtown Urban Renewal District Plan. 

  • One citizen to serve as a Representative of Helena School District #1
  • One citizen to serve as a Representative of an Historic Preservation Organization
  • One citizen to serve as a Real Estate/Property Development Professional in the Urban Renewal District
  • One citizen to serve as a Business/Property Owner within the Rodney Street Area

Golf Advisory Board

This board works with the Helena City Administration toward control, supervision, improving and maintaining the Bill Robert's Municipal Golf Course, and to promote cost effective and efficient management of the golf course; to offer a single, accessible forum for input from all golf course users; and to evaluate user input and provide a meaningful input to the City regarding the golf course operations.

  • One citizen to serve as a board member. Terms are three years.

Helena Housing Authority

The Helena Housing Authority is a non-profit agency which works to provide safe and affordable housing and related services to eligible, low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled.

  • One citizen to serve as a Helena Housing Authority Dwelling Resident. Interim term expires August 1, 2024.

Helena Public Art Committee

The Helena Public Art Committee’s purpose is to promote awareness and involvement in public art in Helena and to identify public art projects that enhance the image of our community and recommend such projects to the City Commission for consideration.

  • One citizen to serve as a Member at Large. Term expires December 31, 2026.

Lewis and Clark Metro Region Opioid Abatement Review Committee (Ad Hoc)

The Montana Opioid Abatement Trust ("MOAT") was established as part of a multi-state settlement with pharmaceutical companies related to the opioid epidemic. A MOAT Advisory Committee has been formed to work alongside several Multi-County and Metro regions to facilitate the distribution of the opioid settlement funds for opioid abatement. Additionally, the Montana Distributors' and Janssen Opioids Settlement Memorandum of Understanding Section D(9) requires each Abatement Region to create a governance structure that will be responsible for reviewing and recommending project applications for funding from the Trust. The City of Helena and Lewis and Clark County have entered into an MOU agreement which outlines the membership of this local governance committee which includes the following open seat

  • One citizen to serve as a community member that resides in the City of Helena. Terms are three years.

Tourism Business Improvement District

Resolution No. 19644, adopted on April 20th, 2009 created a Tourism Business Improvement District in the City of Helena. Per the resolution, the Board of Trustees is appointed by the City Commission and comprised of owners of lodging property within the District or their assignees.

  • One citizen to serve as an Owner/Manager of lodging property. Interim Term expires June 30, 2024.
  • One citizen to serve as an Owner/Manager of lodging property. Interim Term expires June 30, 2025.
  • One citizen to serve as an Owner/Manager of lodging property. Term expires June 30, 2027.

Board & Committee Pages

Find information about meeting agendas and minutes, members, and more by visiting the following board and committee pages:

 

Other Boards & Committees

City-County Planning Board (Jefferson County)

Pre-Release Screening Committee