Downtown Business Improvement District


  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of each month
  • Missoula Downtown Office
         218 E. Main Street, Suite C
         Missoula, MT 59802

Agendas & Minutes

View current and archived agendas and minutes here. (Missoula Downtown Website)


The purpose of the BID is to promote the health, safety, prosperity, security, and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Missoula and the BID, the people of the state of Montana, and to provide special benefit to the properties located within the boundaries of the BID.


  • Seven members
  • Four-year terms

Membership consists of a member from five difference zones, an at-large representative and a staff appointed member. Board members must be property owners in the BID and the positions are non-paying. 

Appointment is by the Mayor and is subject to Council confirmation. 

Members Representing Start of Term End of Term
Carma Jean Gilligan Zone 1 June 1, 2019 May 31, 2023
Charlie Beaton South of the Clark Fork River June 1, 2019 May 31, 2023
Scott Stearns Large properties (greater than 20,000 square feet) June 1, 2020 May 31, 2024
Karen Sippy Small properties (less than 20,000 square feet) July 20, 2020 May 31, 2024
Dan Cederberg At-large June 1, 2021 May 31, 2025
James McKay Zone 2 June 1, 2021 May 31, 2025
Ellen Buchanan City of Missoula June 1, 2018 May 31, 2022


Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 

City Council Committee

Other Resources

For more information contact Linda McCarthy of Missoula Downtown via email or at 406-728-1140.


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.