Health Board

Meetings
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • Health Board Conference Room
    301 W. Alder
    Second Floor
    Missoula, MT 59802
Agendas and Minutes
The Health Board, Air Pollution Control Board, and Water Quality District Board share a common agenda.
View current and archived agendas on Missoula County's official website.

View current and archived minutes by clicking on each board listed below.
Health Board, Air Pollution Control Board, Water Quality District Board

Purpose
The Health Board is the policy-making body for determining goals, objectives, and programs for the delivery of public health services to Missoula residents, both City and County. The Board has statutory authority and responsibility including rule-making, adjudication, and budgeting authority. The Board is responsible for selecting the Health Officer who carries out statutory duties and directs the City / County Health Department.

The members also serve as the Air Pollution Control Board and the Water Quality District Board.

Members
  • Seven members plus one member who serves on the Water Quality District Board
  • Three-year terms
Membership includes two citizens appointed by the County Commissioners, two citizens appointed by the City Council and one citizen appointed by the City-County Health Board (must be a licensed physician).

Other members include
  • One county appointee serving at the commissioners’ pleasure (usually a county commissioner)
  • One city appointee serving at the City Council's pleasure (usually a city council member)
  • One member is a member of the Conservation District Board and is appointed by the Conservation District Board for a three-year term to serve on the Water Quality District Board
Members Start of Term End of Term
County Appointments:  Board of County Commissioners (BCC)    
Teresa Henry Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2016
Garon C. Smith Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2017
City Appointments:  City Council    
Ross Miller Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2015
Debbie Johnston Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2016
City-County Health Board    
Tom Roberts                                  Serves at the pleasure of the City-County Health Board    
Other Members    
Jean Curtiss (County)                      Serves at the pleasure of the County Commissioners    
Ed Childers (City)                           Serves at the pleasure of City Council    
Vacant                                          Serves at the pleasure of the Conservation District Board    
Authorization
Missoula City / County Interlocal Agreement, Montana Codes Annotated 50-2-106.

City Council Committee
Public Safety and Health

For more information contact the Department Liaison - City / County Health Department - Ellen Leahy, Director.

Appointments
Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. When board members are to be reappointed, those positions are not advertised as vacant. Interested on serving on board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.