Board of Adjustment


Agendas & Minutes

Go to current agendas and minutes (August 2019 to present.) 

On the Agendas and Minutes Page, use the filter button to the right of the search bar to filter by date or by the name of a board or committee.

Archived minutes and agendas: City Council and Board and Commission records from June 18, 2012, to July 19, 2019.


The Board of Adjustment, enabled by state law and the Missoula City Zoning Ordinance, is established to hear and decide requests to vary from the zoning regulations, requests for special exceptions, and appeals of the zoning officer’s administrative decisions.


  • Seven members and two alternates
  • Three-year terms

Appointments are by the mayor and are subject to council confirmation. Members must be residents of the City of Missoula. 

Members Start of Term End of Term
Sandy Mitchell  July 1, 2018 June 30, 2021
Vacant July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024
Vacant July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024
Lance Koch July 1, 2020 June 30, 2023
Hans Hoffman (Chair) July 1, 2020 June 30, 2023
Patrick Bridegam July 1, 2020 June 30, 2023
John Newman (Vice Chair) July 1, 2020 June 30, 2023
Don Briggs, Alternate #1 Sept. 14, 2020 June 30, 2023
Joseph Suchanic, Alternate #2 Oct. 19, 2020 June 30, 2023


Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 76-2-321; Missoula Municipal Code (MMC) 20.90.010

City Council Committee

For more information contact Community Planning, Development & Innovation at 406-552-6630.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.