City of Helena Advisory Boards Efficiencies

The comment period for board efficiencies is closed.

Background: the City solicited feedback for board efficiencies under the Parks, Recreation, and Open Lands Department. This department currently staffs multiple boards, including, The Helena Open Lands Management Advisory Committee, the City-County Parks and Recreation Board, the Bill Roberts Golf Course Board, and the Civic Center Board. The over-arching goal of this proposal is to generate ideas that can then be taken to the City Commission for consideration.

Meetings:

November 15, 2019 Presentation

November 15, 2019 Comments Collected During Work Session

December 6, 2019 Board Efficiencies Survey Responses

Helena Open Lands Management Advisory Committee

Helena Open Lands Management Advisory Committee

The Helena Open Lands Management Advisory Committee (HOLMAC) performs various functions for the city related to the management of Helena’s open lands.  Open lands have been acquired through purchase with open space bond funds and donations and is maintained by a voter-passed maintenance district.

Minutes

Agendas

City-County Parks Board

City-County Parks Board

A 1999 interlocal agreement between Helena and Lewis and Clark County established the City-County Consolidated Parks Board as recommended in the city and county parks, recreation and open spaces plan.  The board serves in an advisory capacity to the city and county commissions in parks, recreation and open lands matters.

The seven board members may serve two three-year terms as set out in the bylaws adopted in 2001.  Three members are appointed by the city, three by the county and jointly-appointed member representing the school district.  The board’s regular meeting is the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM in the City-County Building, Room 426.

Committee Members

Committee Members

City Members: Ross Johnson, Pat Doyle, Steve Baiamonte

County Members:  Nyle Howsmon (Lincoln Parks Board), Leah Norberg, Branden Watts

Joint Member: School District Representative

Commission Representatives: Heather O’Loughlin-City Commission, Andy Hunthausen-County Commission

Helena Citizen Council: Vacant

Below you can find documents regarding the City County Parks Board:

Geocaching Policy

Minutes

Golf Advisory Board

Golf Advisory Board

The seven-member board is appointed to staggered three-year terms. The board’s objectives are to promote cost effective and efficient management of the golf course, provide a single and accessible forum for input from all golf course users, evaluate user input and provide meaningful input to the city regarding golf course operations. There are also four non-voting members including the Golf Pro, Course Superintendent, Parks and Recreation Department Director and Helena Citizens Council Representative.

The board normally meets the second Tuesday of the month in room 326 of the City-County Building from noon to 1 PM. Public is welcome.

Committee Members

Committee Members

Voting Members

Non-Voting Members

Pete Aspinwall
Judy Reddy
Susan Skinner-Bannon
Bill Crivello
Kelly Casey

Larry Kurokawa, Golf Superintendent
Byron Dikes, Interim Operation Manager
Kristi Ponozzo, Parks, Recreation, Open Lands, and Civic Director 
Jennifer Schade, Parks and Rec Administrative Assistant

Below you can find general documents regarding the Golf Advisory Board:

 Financial Feasibility Study and Review of Operations for Bill Roberts Golf Course

Minutes

Civic Center Advisory Board

The Helena City Commission appointed an 18-member Civic Center Advisory Board in 1972. In the years of its existence, the Civic Center Board has raised and spent over two million dollars in renovation and repairs of the Civic Center building.  Those fundraising efforts, along with a huge contribution from the City Commission and the City Manager through tax increment financing, and a generous helping of sponsorships, moral support, and appreciation from the public for the endeavor have made it possible for great strides to be made towards making the Civic Center a first rate cultural and arts facility.

Since the creation of the Civic Center Board, over 100 of Helena's most innovative and energetic citizens have served (18 at a time) to ensure that the building is used and remodeled to its full potential and is kept in good repair for the generations to come.

Visit www.helenaciviccenterboard.org for more info.