The Community Facilities Department oversees facility management and maintenance as well as project management for all City owned structures.

Troy Sampson, Community Facilities Superintendent

Bridget Johnston, Community Facilities Administrative Assistant III


Northwestern Energy is currently replacing existing lighting district fixtures with new energy efficient LED fixtures. Some of the proposed fixtures do not meet the current City ordinance, namely the historic and decorative street lights and therefore Northwestern Energy is at a halt on those specific fixtures. Below please find information regarding these fixtures, an explanation of BUG rating and a link to provide feedback to the City of Helena.

The acorn and lexington fixtures are currently on display in the lobby of the Helena Civic Center. The Helena Civic Center is open to the public from 8am-4:30pm M-F, closed Holidays. The public is welcome to come view these fixtures in person.

City Ordinance    BUG Rating    Fixture Specs     Lexington     Acorn     Feedback Form



This Helena Civic Center is a well-known City landmark. The Civic Center is a rental facility consisting of a 15,000 sq ft Ballroom and a 2,000 seat Auditorium, where both local and out-of-town events are held.


The Community Facilities Department has oversight responsibility for all Helena Civic TV  City-owned Capital purchases and assists in facilitating the ability of Helena Cable Television (HCTV) to air City Commission meetings and other related City functions.

The City-County Administration Building houses the administrative offices of both the City of Helena and Lewis and Clark County.  This Division is responsible for the management, maintenance, repair and remodel of all the City and County offices located in the building.

Facilities Management Division is responsible for all inside and outside repair and maintenance of 11 City-owned buildings– including boiler/heating/air-conditioning systems, roofs, plumbing and electrical components.  Preventive maintenance is integral to the work of this division, as is the fiscal management and purchases for all projects.

Staff  – Community Facilities consists of fifteen full-time employees. Staff operates out of multiple locations which include the Civic Center, 340 Neill Avenue, Helena, MT 59601; the City-County Administration Building, 316 N Park Avenue, Helena MT 59623 and the Law and Justice Center, 440 Fuller Ave, Helena MT 59601.     

The Project Management Division  is charged with both project and fiscal management of new facility construction and the remodeling of existing City facilities.