Board and Council Appointees No. 10   05/24/2012    
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Section 2-15-108, MCA, passed by the 1991 Legislature, directed that all appointing authorities of all appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of state government take positive action to attain gender balance and proportional representation of minority residents to the greatest extent possible.


One directive of 2-15-108, MCA, is that the Secretary of State publish monthly in the Montana Administrative Register a list of appointees and upcoming or current vacancies on those boards and councils.


In this issue, appointments effective in April 2012 appear.  Vacancies scheduled to appear from June 1, 2012, through August 31, 2012, are listed, as are current vacancies due to resignations or other reasons.  Individuals interested in serving on a board should refer to the bill that created the board for details about the number of members to be appointed and necessary qualifications.


Each month, the previous month's appointees are printed, and current and upcoming vacancies for the next three months are published.




Membership on boards and commissions changes constantly.  The following lists are current as of May 1, 2012.


For the most up-to-date information of the status of membership, or for more detailed information on the qualifications and requirements to serve on a board, contact the appointing authority.





Appointee                                              Appointed by                 Succeeds               End Date


Adjutant General & Director of the Department of Military Affairs (Military Affairs)

Adjutant General Matthew T. Quinn Governor                        Cusker                    4/11/2012

Helena                                                                                                                             0/0/0

Qualifications (if required):  none specified


Board of Chiropractors (Labor & Industry)

Dr. Lee Hudson                                   Governor                         Sando                     4/4/2012

Great Falls                                                                                                                       1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required):  practicing chiropractor with at least one year experience


Ms. Alice Whiteman                           Governor                         reappointed            4/4/2012

Missoula                                                                                                                          1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Board of Dentistry (Labor & Industry)

Mr. Cliff Christenot                             Governor                         reappointed            4/30/2012

Libby                                                                                                                                3/29/2017

Qualifications (if required):  denturist


Dr. David Johnson                             Governor                         reappointed            4/30/2012

Great Falls                                                                                                                       3/29/2017

Qualifications (if required):  dentist


Rep. James Madison                         Governor                         reappointed            4/30/2012

Jefferson City                                                                                                                 3/29/2017

Qualifications (if required):  public representative over 55 years of age


Ms. Lorraine Merrick                           Governor                         Price                        4/30/2012

Helena                                                                                                                             3/29/2017

Qualifications (if required):  dental hygienist


Board of Landscape Architects (Labor & Industry)

Mr. Dale Nelson                                  Governor                         reappointed            4/4/2012

Ronan                                                                                                                              3/27/2015

Qualifications (if required):  registered architect with three years continuous practice


Board of Optometry (Labor & Industry)

Mr. Randall Hoch                                Governor                         reappointed            4/10/2012

Lewistown                                                                                                                       4/3/2016

Qualifications (if required):  registered optometrist


Building Codes Council (Labor & Industry)

Mr. Hubert Abrams                             Governor                         Kane                       4/11/2012

Wibaux                                                                                                                            10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  licensed architect


Mr. Ron Bartsch                                  Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

Montana City                                                                                                                  10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  home building industry representative


Mr. David Broquist                              Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

Great Falls                                                                                                                       10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  professional engineer


Mr. Cody Drew                                     Governor                         Galik                        4/11/2012

Circle                                                                                                                                10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  public member


Mr. Rodney N. Driver                          Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

Bigfork                                                                                                                             10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  elevator mechanic


Mr. Allen Lorenz                                  Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

Helena                                                                                                                             10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  state fire marshal


Mr. Bill Qualls                                      Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

East Helena                                                                                                                    10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  representative of the Board of Electricians


Mr. Mike Seaman                                Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

Kalispell                                                                                                                           10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  manufactured housing industry representative


Mr. Olaf Stimac                                    Governor                         Lemert                     4/11/2012

Great Falls                                                                                                                       10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  representative of the Board of Plumbers


Ms. Rhonda Whiting                          Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

No city listed                                                                                                                   10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  Department of Public Health & Human Services Director


Mr. Mick Wonnacott                            Governor                         reappointed            4/11/2012

Butte                                                                                                                                 10/1/2014

Qualifications (if required):  building contractor industry representative


Children's Trust Fund (Public Health & Human Services)

Ms. Deborah Hansen                         Governor                         Wikle                       4/4/2012

Helena                                                                                                                             1/1/2013

Qualifications (if required):  agency representative


Ms. Roberta Kipp                                Governor                         reappointed            4/4/2012

Browning                                                                                                                         1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Ms. Lisa Stroh                                      Governor                         Fox                          4/4/2012

Chinook                                                                                                                           1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Clinical Laboratory Science Practitioners (Labor & Industry)

Mr. Troy Krieger                                   Governor                         Palmer                    4/30/2012

Billings                                                                                                                             4/16/2016

Qualifications (if required):  clinical laboratory science practitioner


Montana Arts Council (Montana Arts Council)

Ms. Cynthia Andrus                           Governor                         reappointed            4/10/2012

Bozeman                                                                                                                         2/1/2017

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Mr. J.P. Gabriel                                    Governor                         Newby                     4/10/2012

Bozeman                                                                                                                         2/1/2017

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Rabbi Allen Secher                            Governor                         reappointed            4/10/2012

Whitefish                                                                                                                         2/1/2017

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Dr. Jerry Speer                                    Governor                         reappointed            4/10/2012

Great Falls                                                                                                                       2/1/2017

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Ms. Jane Waggoner Deschner        Governor                         reappointed            4/10/2012

Billings                                                                                                                             2/1/2017

Qualifications (if required):  public representative


Public Employees Retirement Board (Administration)

Mr. Wilbert Lee Smith Jr.                   Governor                         Nielsen                   4/1/2012

Great Falls                                                                                                                       3/19/2014

Qualifications (if required):  public employee/active in retirement system


Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council (Public Health & Human Services)

Ms. Julia Hammerquist                      Governor                         reappointed            4/4/2012

Kalispell                                                                                                                           1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required):  a survivor


Ms. Cindi Laukes                                Governor                         reappointed            4/4/2012

Missoula                                                                                                                          1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required):  injury control or prevention program representative



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