Boards & Commissions
City Boards and Commissions are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. They are advisory only in nature. These boards and commissions encourage private citizens 18 years or older that reside in the City limits of Billings to participate in City government. They also offer an opportunity to learn how the City operates on a first-hand basis. In addition to the Boards & Commissions listed below that the Public Works Department staff have an active role in administering, the Department staff also participate in the following under professional capacity:
- Technical Advisory Committee (Transportation Advisory Committee)
- Safe Routes to School Committee of Yellowstone County
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Citizen members of these boards and commissions are appointed when there is a vacancy created by a resignation or term limitation. Review current vacancies.
Energy & Conservation Commission
This commission was established under Resolution 19-10794, which states:
There is hereby created an energy & conservation commission. The energy & conservation commission shall be composed of seven citizen members, that must have experience and a demonstrated interest in the fields of energy or conservation, to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council and may include up to three ex-officio representatives of city departments to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Board will coordinate the City of Billings’ current policies and practices regarding energy consumption and resource conservation, to make recommendations to the City Council and City Administrator for future action. The purpose of the Commission will be to consider ways to conserve energy including areas where the city can reduce the amount of money it spends on energy and ways to limit the city’s impact on the environment. The commission may also recommend additional areas where city government could assist citizens in minimizing pollution and energy consumption. The commission will be responsible for conducting an inventory of water and wastewater consumption, waste removal and disposal, pollution and energy efficiency of city-owned and city-managed facilities, vehicles and equipment. The cost of implementing energy conservation strategies will always be a consideration but should not necessarily limit the discussion, which could include water conservation, recycling, alternate fuels, alternate transportation, alternate energy sources, building and road construction, etc. The commission shall expire at the end of four (4) years or when the commission members determine by majority vote that their work has been completed, whichever comes first.
- 3:00 PM on Second Monday of every month at 2251 Belknap Avenue
- 7 members, 4 year term
Interested in applying for the Energy & Conservation Commission? Please download the application.
Meeting agendas, minutes, and previous presentations can be accessed here:
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For more information please contact City Liaison, Louis Engels at (406) 657-8349
|Karen Stears |
Public Works Board
There is hereby created a Public Works Board, Section 2-537 through 539. The Public Work Board shall be composed of five (5) members who shall possess the qualifications for the office of the Mayor (i.e. a resident and qualified voter of the City of Billings) and shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The Public Works Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City with respect to all aspects of public works. The board may recommend to the City the adoption of such rates, fees and charges as it may deem just and proper, subject to other requirements and provisions imposed by law.
- 12:00 pm on third Monday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) at 2251 Belknap Avenue
- 5 members, 4-year term
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Interested in applying for the Public Works Board? Please download an application.
|David Wanzenried |
Second terms expires 12/31/23*
Second term expires 12/31/23*
922 Shamrock Lane
Billings MT 59105
|Travis Jones |
Second term expires 12/31/25*
925 Ave E
Billings MT 59102
First term expires 12/31/25*
Billings, MT 59102
|Troy Smith |
Term expires 12/31/22*
1518 Anchor Avenue
Billings MT 59105
First term expires 12/31/22*
903 N. 18th Street
Billings MT 59101
|Nicole Cromwell |
First Term expires 12/31/23*
Billings MT 59101
LT Shawn Mayo
As of 2022, the Traffic Control Board has been merged with the Public Works Board. Please refer to Public Works Board for more information. Thank you!