Citizen Conservation Board

This advisory board was originally established in 2009, and produced the 2009 Climate Change Task Force Action Report.

On July 25, 2017, the advisory board was re-established to "support, recommend, report on, and monitor sustainability measures undertaken by the City of Helena," as described in Resolution 20347.

The Citizen Conservation Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of each month, starting at 4:30 p.m. in Room 326, City/County Building, 316 North Park Avenue, Helena, MT 59623. See the meeting schedule below for specific meeting information. 

Board Members

Board Members

Current Advisory Board Members

  • Helena Citizen's Council Representative: Denise Roth Barber
  • Watershed or Water Conservation Sector Representative: Diana Hammer
  • Watershed or Water Conservation Sector Representative: Valerie Stacey
  • Environmental Organization Representative: Brian Fadie, Montana Environmental Information Center
  • Environmental Organization Representative: Greg Ross, Montana Conservation Corps
  • Earth Science Field Educator: Vacant
  • Business or Building Industry Representative: Sarah Norcott, Northwestern Energy
  • Business or Building Industry Representative: Vacant
  • Healthcare Community Representative: Lisa Fairman
  • Professional Engineer: Richard Sloan
  • Student Leader: Morgan Shimkus, Carroll College
  • Student Leader: Erin Grossman, Helena High School
  • Citizen at Large: Ann Brodsky
  • Citizen at Large: Vacant

Documents & Resources

Documents & Resources

Statement of Purpose (Adopted October 11, 2018)

Bylaws (Amended December 13, 2018)

Climate Change Matrix Status Update - Some sections updated as of February, 2018

Climate Change Action Matrix - Created in March, 2013 to visually depict actions taken on the 2009 plan to date

LED Light Conversion Letter of Recommendation to Commission - Sent to Commission December 2018

Conservation and Sustainability Coordinator Recommendation - Sent to Commission January 2019

Joint Conservation & Sustainability Coordinator Position Recommendation - Sent to County Commission and City Commission April 2019

Plastics Recycling Recommendation to City - Sent to Commission April 2019

Missoula Growth Policy Fact Sheet Pg5 - Language recommended to add to City of Helena's updated growth policy

Building Codes Bureau Listening Sessions - Gathering stakeholder input (Helena Aug 26 1pm)

Past & Upcoming Meetings

Past & Upcoming Meetings

Board Work Session Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm
City-County Building, Room 326

City of Helena Transfer Station Tour Friday December 13, 2019 11:00am

Regular Board Meeting December 12, 2019, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326

Agenda, Draft Growth Policy Update Recommendation, Draft Bylaw Change, Minutes

Regular Board Meeting November 14, 2019, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326

AgendaSolid Waste Growth Plan Proposed Edits, Minutes

Regular Board Meeting October 10, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaRenewable Electricity Goal Letter, MinutesGP Recommendations FinalGP Chart

Regular Board Meeting September 12, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City Commission Chambers

AgendaMinutesChase Jones Missoula Sustainability Presentation

Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting August 14, 2019, 6pm - 8 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaGP Draft LetterGrowth Policy Update PresentationMinutes

Regular Board Meeting July 11, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutesCitizens' Climate Lobby Presentation

Regular Board Meeting June 13, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes as corrected

Regular Board Meeting May 9, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes as corrected

Regular Board Meeting April 11, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes

Regular Board Meeting March 14, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 426
AgendaMinutes as correctedSleeping Giant Citizen Council City Lighting Presentation

Regular Board Meeting February 14, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaGrowth Policy 2011Minutes as correctedGreen House Gas Inventory Presentation

Regular Board Meeting January 10, 2019, 4:30 - 5:15 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaConservation & Sustainability Coordinator LetterBylaw Amendment DraftMinutes as Corrected

Sub-Committee Meetings January 10, 2019 5:15 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326 and 426
Energy Sub-Committee Agenda, Energy Sub-Committee Minutes
Water & Transportation Sub-Committee Agenda, Water & Transportation Sub-Committee Minutes
Waste, Recycling & Partnerships Sub-Committee Agenda, Waste, Recycling, Partnerships Sink Sub-Committee Minutes

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Regular Board Meeting December 13, 2018, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaSustainability Coordinator Draft LetterMinutes

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Regular Board Meeting November 8, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes as CorrectedLED Light Recommendation Letter to Commission

Sub-Committee Meetings November 8, 2018 5:30 - 6:30 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
Energy Sub-Committee MinutesWater/Kitchen Sink Sub-Committee Minutes


Regular Board Meeting October 11, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes


Regular Board Meeting September 13, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes


Regular Board Meeting August 9, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes


Regular Board Meeting July 12, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 426
AgendaMinutes


Regular Board Meeting June 14, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, north parking lot
Field trip to Helena Recycling
AgendaNotes Taken by P. Judge (with images)


Regular Board Meeting May 10, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutes


Regular Board Meeting April 12, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutesDraft By-LawsDraft Organization Purpose Statement


Regular Board Meeting March 8, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinuteslist of city facilities projects - provided by Troy Sampson


Regular Board Meeting January 29, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326
AgendaMinutesConsensus Based Meeting Rules (Draft), Presentation by Iryna O'Connor