Board and Council Appointees No. 12   06/23/2011    
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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 May 2011 appear. Vacancies scheduled to appear from July 1, 2011, through September 30, 2011, 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 June 1, 2011.


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 Athletic Trainers (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Robert Fletcher                           Governor                          Harper                        5/19/2011

Bozeman                                                                                                                          10/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Dr. Derrick Johnson                          Governor                          McCue                        5/19/2011

Butte                                                                                                                                 10/1/2011

Qualifications (if required): physician


Board of Plumbers (Labor and Industry)

Mr. Steve Carey                                Governor                          reappointed               5/4/2011

Frenchtown                                                                                                                      5/4/2015

Qualifications (if required): journeyman plumber


Mr. Denver Fraser                             Governor                          Golz                            5/4/2011

Clancy                                                                                                                              5/4/2015

Qualifications (if required): Department of Environmental Quality representative


Ms. Debi Friede                                Governor                          reappointed               5/4/2011

Havre                                                                                                                                5/4/2015

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Mr. Scott Lemert                               Governor                          reappointed               5/4/2011

Livingston                                                                                                                         5/4/2015

Qualifications (if required): master plumber


Mr. David Lindeen                            Governor                          reappointed               5/4/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              5/4/2015

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Board of Real Estate Appraisers (Labor and Industry)

Ms. Anzarina Moore                         Governor                          Fontana                      5/1/2011

Great Falls                                                                                                                       5/1/2014

Qualifications (if required): real estate appraiser


Mr. Todd Schmidt                             Governor                          Kosena                       5/1/2011

Kalispell                                                                                                                           5/1/2014

Qualifications (if required): real estate appraiser


Board of Realty Regulation (Labor and Industry)

Mr. C.E. Abe Abramson                   Governor                          not listed                     5/9/2011

Missoula                                                                                                                           5/9/2015

Qualifications (if required): real estate salesperson and identifies himself as a Democrat


Ms. Shirley McDermott                     Governor                          not listed                     5/9/2011

Laurel                                                                                                                               5/9/2015

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Mr. Larry Milless                                Governor                          reappointed               5/9/2011

Stevensville                                                                                                                      5/9/2015

Qualifications (if required): real estate sales person and identifies himself as a Republican


Ms. Connie Wardell                          Governor                          not listed                     5/9/2011

Billings                                                                                                                              5/9/2015

Qualifications (if required): real estate sales person and identifies himself as a Democrat


Commissioner of Political Practices (Secretary of State)

Commissioner Dave Gallik              Governor                          Hensley                      5/23/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              1/1/2017

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Library Commission (Higher Education)

Ms. Lee Phillips                                 Governor                          reappointed               5/22/2011

Butte                                                                                                                                 5/22/2014

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Mr. Richard Quillin                             Governor                          reappointed               5/22/2011

Whitefish                                                                                                                          5/22/2014

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors (Governor)

Ms. Betty N. Cooper                         Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Heart Butte                                                                                                                       7/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Ms. Patricia Harant                           Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              7/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): consumer of mental health services


Ms. Lin Olson                                     Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              7/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): consumer of developmental disability services


Mental Health Ombudsman (Governor)

Ms. Jennifer L. Hensley                    Governor                          Pichette                      5/23/2011

Butte                                                                                                                                 8/2/2011

Qualifications (if required): none specified


Milk Control Board (Livestock)

Mr. Hubert Abrams                           Governor                          Prinkki                        5/16/2011

Wibaux                                                                                                                             1/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Mr. Wade Weber                              Governor                          Prinkki                        5/16/2011

Stevensville                                                                                                                      1/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): public representative


Mint Committee (Agriculture)

Mr. Clyde Fisher                                Governor                          reappointed               5/20/2011

Columbia Falls                                                                                                                7/1/2012

Qualifications (if required): representative of the mint industry research council


Mr. Kirk Passmore                            Governor                          reappointed               5/20/2011

Kalispell                                                                                                                           7/1/2012

Qualifications (if required): mint grower


Mr. Kenneth W. Smith                       Governor                          reappointed               5/20/2011

Kalispell                                                                                                                           7/1/2013

Qualifications (if required): mint grower


Director Ron de Yong                       Governor                          reappointed               5/20/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              0/0/0

Qualifications (if required): Director of the Department of Agriculture


Montana Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council (Agriculture)

Mr. James Bouma                            Director                            Miller                           5/24/2011

Choteau                                                                                                                           9/17/2013

Qualifications (if required): forage producer


Mr. Mark Siderius                             Director                            Maki                            5/24/2011

Kalispell                                                                                                                           9/17/2013

Qualifications (if required): forage producer


Mr. Kehoe Wayman                          Director                            Hutton                         5/24/2011

Ronan                                                                                                                               9/17/2013

Qualifications (if required): representative of the outfitters and guides


Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs Board (Governor)

Rep. Tim Callahan                            Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Great Falls                                                                                                                       4/19/2014

Qualifications (if required): public member


Mr. Michael Chism                            Governor                          Alexine                       5/31/2011

Thompson Falls                                                                                                               4/19/2014

Qualifications (if required): representative of a residential adolescent program (small size)


Ms. Penny James                             Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Trout Creek                                                                                                                      4/19/2014

Qualifications (if required): representative of a residential adolescent program (medium size)


Ms. Darcie Kelly                                Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              4/19/2014

Qualifications (if required): public member


Mr. John Santa                                  Governor                          reappointed               5/31/2011

Marion                                                                                                                              4/19/2014

Qualifications (if required): representative of a residential adolescent program (large size)


Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission (Attorney General)

Mr. Chris D. Tweeten                        Attorney General             reappointed               5/31/2011

Helena                                                                                                                              5/31/2015

Qualifications (if required): none specified


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