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.
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.
2019 Helena Open Lands Advisory Committee Minutes
2018 Helena Open Lands Advisory Committee Minutes
2017 Helena Open Lands Advisory Committee Minutes
2016 Helena Open Lands Advisory Committee Minutes
2020 HOLMAC Agendas
2019 HOLMAC Agendas
2018 HOLMAC Agendas
2017 HOLMAC Agendas
2016 HOLMAC Agendas
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.
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:
2018 City County Parks Board Minutes
2017 City County Parks Board Minutes
2016 City County Parks Board Minutes
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.
Larry Kurokawa, Golf Superintendent
Below you can find general documents regarding the Golf Advisory Board:
2019 Golf Advisory Board Minutes
2018 Golf Advisory Board Minutes
2017 Golf Advisory Board Minutes
2016 Golf Advisory Board Minutes
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.