Representatives from the City of Great Falls will be in Butte on Wednesday, November 12 to deliver a presentation at 1:00 p.m. at the Butte Archives, 17 West Quartz Street, on Neighborhood Councils. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Butte-Silver Bow is currently considering the creation of Neighborhood Councils to better connect Butte neighborhoods with local government. Similar Councils exist in many major Montana cities, including Great Falls.
The presenters, all from Great Falls, include Neighborhood Council Coordinator Patty Cadwell, Deputy City Manager Jennifer Reichelt and Commissioner Bill Bronson. They will share their experiences in creating and utilizing Neighborhood Councils with Butte-Silver Bow staff and public participants. Great Falls first implemented Neighborhood Councils following amendments to that city’s charter in 1995.
Cadwell has been with the City of Great Falls since 2005 and is responsible for working directly with nine Neighborhood Councils. Commissioner Bronson, currently in his second term, has served Great Falls since 2008 and was actively involved in the Local Government Review Study Commission that led to the creation of the Councils.
More information on Great Falls’ Neighborhood Councils is available online at www.greatfallsmt.net/neighborhoodcouncils.
Butte-Silver Bow residents who would like to comment on proposed Neighborhood Councils can do so online by clicking on Submit a Public Comment under the Government tab, by contacting Butte-Silver Bow at 406-497-6200, or by contacting their Butte-Silver Bow Commissioner.