Current Board and Commission Openings

City of Great Falls Montana

Serving on a City board or commission is a great way to become involved in local government. The following City boards and commissions have current openings.

Board of Adjustment/Appeals

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Board of Adjustment/Appeals to fill the remainder of a three-year term through September 30, 2016.

The Board hears and decides appeals regarding zoning, housing, and building codes and ordinances; hears and decides requests for variances from standards set forth in zoning ordinances; hears and decides all other matters referred to the Board regarding zoning, housing, and building ordinances.

Members must be residents of the City of Great Falls, and must be qualified by experience or training in construction matters. Candidates with architecture or design backgrounds would be preferable but not required.  The Board meets on demand, approximately ten times per year, generally at 4:00 p.m.

Contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530 for more information.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application.  Application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.

Business Improvement District

The City Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Business Improvement District Board of Trustees to fill the remainder of a four-year term through June 30, 2016.

The Board consists of seven members appointed by the City Commission, serving four-year terms.  The Board oversees the functions, operations, management and administration as necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of the Business Improvement District.

Interested applicants must be owners of property within the boundaries of the Business Improvement District or their personal representative, agent or guardian. Meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM.  For more information, contact the Business Improvement District at 727-5430.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201; by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the applicationThe application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.

Community Development Council

The City Commission is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Community Development Council.  Members serve three-year terms that would expire October 31, 2017.

The Council consists of ten members appointed by the City Commission.  The Community Development Council reviews CDBG funding applications and makes recommendations to the City Commission concerning funding from the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant.  Interested applicants must live within the city limits.  The Council meets on demand, generally from January through March.  For more information, contact CDBG Administrator Jolene Wetterau at 455-8407.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the applicationApplication deadline is Monday, October 27, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.

Park & Recreation Board

The City Commission is accepting applications to serve on the Park and Recreation Board.  There are currently two openings for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2015, and expiring December 31, 2017.

The Board consists of seven members.  The Board advises the City Commission and the City Manager on all matters related to the Park and Recreation programs in the City of Great Falls.  Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m.  Applicants must live within the city limits.  For more information, contact Patty Rearden at 771-1265.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201; by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application.  Application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.

Great Falls Planning Advisory Board

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Great Falls Planning Advisory Board for one member for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2017.  Applicants must reside within the City limits.

The City Planning Advisory Board is a nine-member Board that advises the City Commission on many aspects of Great Falls area growth and development including amendments to the Growth Plan, zoning, land subdivision, annexation, transportation planning, planning roadway improvements, and related general planning issues.

The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m.  For more information contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the applicationApplication deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.

Advisory Commission on International Relationships

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Advisory Commission on International Relationships.

The Commission consists of nine to eleven members. The Commission provides support, coordination and exchange of information for international programs in the community. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Parking Advisory Commission

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Parking Advisory Commission.  Terms are for three years.

The Commission consists of five members, appointed by the City Commission, and an ex-officio member appointed by the Business Improvement District.  Experience or interest in the Great Falls Central Business District is helpful but not necessary.  The Commission advises the City Commission, City Manager, and Planning & Community Development staff on matters related to parking issues within the Downtown Parking District.  Applicants must reside within the City of Great Falls.  Members serve without compensation.   For more information, contact Lee Nellis at 455-8432.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or click here to download the application Applications will be accepted until filled.