Boards

A report from the chief

The monthly Big Sky Fire Department board of directors meeting began with a few video clips. The first was the department’s firefighters demonstrating for a group of Eagle Mount kids how to gear up. The goal is to have all the gear on, including the final piece—gloves—in a minute. In Chief Bill Farhat’s opinion, they did well.

Jennifer Mohler with the Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance explains why the resort tax board should seed continued work fighting unwelcome weeds in Big Sky.

Resort tax funding

Jamie Kabisch, chair of the Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board, described the annual allocation of resort tax revenue as, “One of  the most fun processes for our community that happens every year.” 

PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG SKY SCHOOL DISTRICT

School Board News

A day away from graduation and looking forward to the start of summer on June 8, the Big Sky School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on June 1 at Ophir Elementary. With the school year nearly behind them, the board was already discussing the next one to come.

Capital questions

It’s resort tax allocation time and the five-member Big Sky Resort Area District Board is reading through a stack of applications from local groups, nonprofits and public officials looking to fund future projects and operations through the rest of the year and beyond. 

Attorney Matt Dodd poses with his wife Ashely and their kids, Piper and Jasper. Dodd brings his experience starting and leading nonprofits to the table.     Dr. Deb Lewis’ love for the mountains brought her to Big Sky. She hopes her experience in emergency care will help her to understand the challenges BSFD faces.

TRAILHEAD

Two spots were open and two community members filed, and will win by acclamation, seats on the Big Sky Fire Department Board of Trustees. Matt Dodd and Deborah Lewis will join the board in May, 2018.

TRAILHEAD BRIEFS

New faces on the Gallatin River Task Force board of directors

 

JeNelle Johnson

Recently recognized for her GRTF volunteer work for “most pebbles counted,” Johnson decided to take her involvement to the next level, joining the GRTF board of directors in February. 

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