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Advisory Board Application

This board has one vacancy due to a recent resignation.

This board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Kalispell City Council Chambers at 201 1st Avenue East.

Agendas and minutes for this board can be seen here.


Current Members Term Ends
Rory Young (County) 4/30/2019
Steve Lorch 4/30/2019
Chad Graham, President Council Term
Ronalee Skees 4/30/2018
Christopher Yerkes 4/30/2018
Doug Kauffman 4/30/2019
VACANCY 4/30/2018


Montana Code Annotated 76-1-221 through 224.


To improve the present health, safety, convenience, and welfare of Kalispell citizens and to plan for the future development of the community to the end that highway systems be carefully planned; that new community centers grow only with adequate highway, utility, health, educational, and recreational facilities; that the needs of agriculture, industry, and business be recognized in future growth; that residential areas provide healthy surroundings for family life; and that the growth of the community be commensurate with, and promotive, of the efficient and economical use of public funds.


Not less than seven members as follows:

  • One member appointed by the City Council from its membership.
  • One member appointed by the City Council, who may in the discretion of the City Council be an employee or hold public office in the City or County in which the City is located.
  • One member appointed by the Mayor as designated by the County Commissioners.
  • Four citizen members to be appointed by the Mayor, two of whom shall be resident freeholders within the urban area, if any, outside of the city limits, and two of whom shall be resident freeholders within the city limits.


Two-year terms to be staggered. The City Council member term shall coincide with his/her term as a Council member.

Residency Requirements

See Membership section.

For More Information

Contact Planning.

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