Board and Council Appointees No. 8   04/24/2014    
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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 March 2014 appear. Vacancies scheduled to appear from May 1, 2014, through July 31, 2014, 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 April 1, 2014.


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


Board of Hail Insurance (Agriculture)

Mr Gary Gollehon                                 Governor                        reappointed         3/7/2014

Brady                                                                                                                             5/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Board of Outfitters (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Patrick Tabor                                   Governor                        Wilkinson            3/7/2014

Swan Lake                                                                                                                   10/1/2016

Qualifications (if required): Big Game Hunting Outfitter


Board of Private Security (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Charles Pesola                              Governor                        Taylor                   3/7/2014

Kalispell                                                                                                                        8/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Contract Security Company


Board of Regents of Higher Education (Education)

Mr. William Johnstone                         Governor                        McLean                3/19/2014

Great Falls                                                                                                                    2/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): District 1 and a Democrat


Ms. Martha Sheehy                              Governor                        Buchanan           3/19/2014

Billings                                                                                                                          2/1/2021

Qualifications (if required): District 2 and a Democrat


Burial Preservation Board (Administration)

Ms. Rosemary Caye                             Governor                        Mathias                3/7/2014

Elmo                                                                                                                              9/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Representative of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes


Mr. Robert P. Four Star                        Governor                        reappointed         3/7/2014

Poplar                                                                                                                           9/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Representative of Fort Peck Tribe


Ms. Skye Gilham                                  Governor                        reappointed         3/7/2014

Browning                                                                                                                      9/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Physical Anthropologist


Mr. Steve Platt                                       Governor                        reappointed         3/7/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          9/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Montana Historical Preservation Officer Representative


Mr. George Reed                                  Governor                        White Clay Sr     3/7/2014

St. Xavier                                                                                                                      8/22/2013

Qualifications (if required): Representative of Crow Tribe


Ms. Marilyn Silva                                  Governor                        reappointed         3/7/2014

Miles City                                                                                                                      9/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative


Committee on Telecommunications Access Services for Persons with Disabilities (Public Health and Human Services)

Mr. Tyler Peart                                       Governor                        McGlenn              3/7/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                       7/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Largest Service Provider in Montana


Economic Development Advisory Council (Commerce)

Rep. Julie E. French                            Governor                        Tail Feather         3/14/2014

Scobey                                                                                                                          7/23/2014

Qualifications (if required): Great Northern Development Corporation Regional Representative


Governor's Healthier Montana Task Force (Public Health and Human Services)

Ms. Peggy Kopp                                   Governor                        Webb                    3/14/2014

Sidney                                                                                                                          10/25/2015

Qualifications (if required): Hospital Representative


Livestock Loss Board (Livestock)

Mr. Seth Wilson                                    Governor                        Leahy                   3/7/2014

Missoula                                                                                                                       1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Wildlife Conservation


Montana Cherry Commodity Advisory Committee (Agriculture)

Mr. Cody Herring                                  Governor                        Reappointed       3/14/2014

Big Fork                                                                                                                        5/17/2017

Qualifications (if required): None Specified


Ms. Lise Rousseau                              Governor                        Reappointed       3/14/2014

Polson                                                                                                                          5/17/2017

Qualifications (if required): None Specified


Montana Children's Trust Fund Board (Public Health and Human Services)

Ms. Leslie Caye                                    Governor                        Kipp                      3/7/2014

Pablo                                                                                                                             1/1/2015

Qualifications (if required): Public Representative

Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities (Commerce)

Ms. Erin Butts                                        Governor                        Swanby               3/7/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Agency Representative


Potato Commodity Advisory Council (Agriculture)

Mr. Dan Lake                                         Governor                        Reappointed       3/14/2014

Ronan                                                                                                                           2/13/2015

Qualifications (if required): Potato Producer


Mr. Sid Schutter                                    Governor                        Not Listed            3/14/2014

Manhattan                                                                                                                    2/13/2015

Qualifications (if required): Potato Producer


State Employee Charitable Giving Campaign Advisory Council (Administration)

Ms. Shelly Clinch                                 Governor                        Mayer                   3/14/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          2/18/2015

Qualifications (if required): Employee Representative


Ms. Donna Hanson                             Governor                        Paton                   3/14/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          2/18/2015

Qualifications (if required): Employee Representative


Ms. Diane Larson                                 Governor                        Wright                  3/14/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          2/18/2015

Qualifications (if required): Employee Representative


Mr. Mike Manion                                   Governor                        Lynch                   3/14/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          2/18/2015

Qualifications (if required): Employee Representative


State Workforce Investment Board (Labor and Industry)

Ms. Sarah Calhoun                             Governor                        Copps                  3/14/2014

White Sulphur Springs                                                                                              7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Private Sector


Mr. Kirk Hammerquist                          Governor                        reappointed         3/7/2014

Kalispell                                                                                                                        7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Private Sector


Mr. John McKee                                   Governor                        Kujawa                 3/7/2014

Butte                                                                                                                              7/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Private Sector


Western Interstate Energy Board (Environmental Quality)

Mr. Jeff Blend                                        Governor                        Compton              3/14/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Board Member


Mr. Andy Poole                                     Governor                        Blend                   3/14/2014

Helena                                                                                                                          1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): Alternate Board Member


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