Every resident in Missoula has an opportunity to get a involved in their Neighborhood Council and make a difference right where they live.

Missoulians established Neighborhood Councils to strengthen and encourage resident participation in local government and to improve communication between neighbors and City officials.

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  1. Our team primarily works from Monday through Thursday.

    Email is the quickest form of communication and preferable to our team, but please feel free to give us a call.

    Kalina Pritchard
    Neighborhood Specialist
    Phone:  406-552-6081

    Email Kalina Pritchard
    Kelly Elam
    Neighborhood Coordinator
    Phone:  406-552-6084

    Email Kelly Elam
    Mailing Address 
    435 Ryman Street
    Missoula, MT 59802

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What is the Missoula Neighborhoods Office and what do they do?

On June 4, 1996 the City Charter approved a Neighborhood Council system as part of City government. There are 18 different neighborhoods in the City of Missoula. The Neighborhood Council (all residents within the boundary) elect a group of neighbors to be their Leadership Team and that team meets on a regular basis to represent their community. The Missoula Neighborhoods office assists the Leadership Team, develops and manages Neighborhood Energizers (including the Neighborhood Grant Program), and is a resource to the City of Missoula for resident inquiries and community engagement. 

The purpose of the Neighborhood Councils is to: 

  1. Provide an open process by which all neighborhood residents may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood,
  2. Encourage citizen participation, inclusion of differing viewpoints and perspectives that allow residents to feel included and empower to contribute to improving the livability of their communities,
  3. Build opportunities for neighborhood communication, neighborhood-initiated projects, interaction, and problem-solving, and
  4. Strengthen neighborhood participation in City government, 
  5. Advise City Council and the Mayor on neighborhood-specific issues, and 
  6. Build cooperation and improve communications between citizen and City government.

How do Neighborhood Councils derive their authority?