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
  • Environmental Organization Representative: Makenna Sellers
  • Earth Science Field Educator: Patricia Heiser
  • Business or Building Industry Representative: Sarah Norcott
  • Business or Building Industry Representative: Steven Costle
  • Healthcare Community Representative: Lisa Fairman
  • Professional Engineer: Richard Sloan
  • Student Leader: Morgan Shimkus
  • Student Leader: Erin Grossman
  • Citizen at Large: Ann Brodsky
  • Citizen at Large: Mark Juedeman

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)

50th Anniversary of Earth Day Proclamation  - Proclamation from Mayor of Helena on April 20, 2020

Past & Upcoming Meetings & Events

Past & Upcoming Meetings & Events

Upcoming Events

Zero Waste Forum - Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. 
Location: This meeting will be held via Zoom. Log-in details available on the City Calendar.

The Helena Citizens Conservation Board invites you to a community conversation about reducing Helena's waste footprint, to be held (via Zoom) August 18, 7:00-8:30 pm. The goal of this online meeting is to begin a discussion about a zero-waste program for Helena. "Zero Waste" is an ambitious goal to divert the vast majority of a community's waste-stream from going to the landfill by a set date. The hierarchy of "reduce - reuse - recycle - rot (compost)" will be discussed, with a heavy emphasis on waste prevention as opposed to waste management. Speakers from Helena, Bozeman, and Missoula will share what they are doing to minimize and redirect the waste-stream in their communities, and what more could be done. 

View the event flyer here

View Zero Waste resource links here. 


Meetings

Regular Board Meeting - August 13, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m.
Agenda, Minutes


Regular Board Meeting - March 12, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00pm
City-County Building, Room 326
Agenda, Minutes

Regular Board Meeting - February 13, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326

Agenda, Draft GHG Analysis, Minutes, Meeting Recording

Board Work Session - Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Ten Mile Water Treatment Plant, 1115 Rimini Rd

Ten Mile Water Treatment Plant Tour - Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
1115 Rimini Rd

Regular Board Meeting - January 9, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
City-County Building, Room 326

Agenda, Draft Growth Policy Letter,Minutes, Meeting Recording

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

Agenda, Minutes

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, Meeting Recording

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