Ad Hoc and Steering Committees

Whitefish Strategic Housing Steering Committee

The Strategic Housing Plan Steering Committee was established by Resolution No. 17-50, to review and revise as housing strategies are developed and enacted, to establish responsibilities and procedures, to appoint ad hoc or sub-committees as needed, to report to the City Council and to assist in the plan update in 2020.

Strategic Housing Plan (2017)

Housing Needs Assessment (2016)

Committee Members

Addie Brown-Testa, Secretary
Wendy Compton-Ring, Senior Planner
Ben Davis, Chair
Rhonda Fitzgerald
Kevin Gartland, Vice Chair
Melissa Hartman, Councilor
John Muhlfeld, Mayor
Dana Smith, Interim City Manager
Katie Williams, Councilor

Date Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2019
meeting cancelled
   
October 10, 2019 PDF document icon  
August 8, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
June 13, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 PDF document icon  PDF document icon 
April 11, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
March 14, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
January 24, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
January 16, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
January 10, 2019 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
December 13, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
November 8, 2018 PDF document icon  PDF document icon 
October 11, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
July 12, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
June 14, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
May 3, 2018 PDF document icon  PDF document icon 
April 12, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
March 8, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon
February 8, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon 
January 23, 2018 PDF document icon PDF document icon

The Housing Steering Committee has appointed two work-groups:

Final Conceptual Design (11-20-18)
Public Meeting with 3 Design Options
(10-17-18)
Design Charrette Meetings
(9-19-18 & 9-20-18)
Kickoff Meeting
(9-6-18)
Press Release
(8-28-18)
Letter to Neighbors of the Snow Lot (8-9-18)                

UPDATE 6.3.19: Through Ordinance 19-10, Whitefish City Council adopted Inclusionary Zoning regulations which implement the Legacy Homes Program. The regulations took effect on July 3, 2019.

The Steering Committee directed the Planning Dept to work on Zoning for Affordability. (pg 23, Strategic Housing Plan)

For more information, please contact the Planning Department 406-863-2410.

Whitefish Sustainable Tourism Management Plan Steering Committee

The Whitefish Tourism Master Plan Steering Committee was established by Resolution No. 18-05, to develop a joint tourism master plan between the City and the WCVB, integrating extensive public input and providing a strategic long-term vision and framework for the sustainable future of the Whitefish tourism economy. 

                                                 

Community Workshop: Finding the Balance for Visitation to Whitefish

Whitefish Sustainable Tourism Management Plan Steering Committee Invites Community for Conversations to Steer Direction  

WHITEFISH, MONT. -- The Whitefish Sustainable Tourism Management Plan steering committee invites the Whitefish community to participate in a workshop on October 22 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m. at Whitefish City Hall.  Tourism is one important part of a diverse Whitefish economy. While it provides many benefits to Whitefish, there are also real stresses on the community from peak season visitation that creates year-round effects on residents. 

The Committee is developing a plan to find a balance in which tourism can continue to boost the economy, while creating a priority for community efforts to sustain and enhance the well-being of residents. “The committee seeks ideas from a broad spectrum of residents and would like input from the Whitefish community to help us with actionable items to help drive policy for the sustainable path forward,” said committee chair Lauren Oscilowski.

The purpose of the workshop is to solicit input from community members on potential strategies for the plan. The workshop will include hands-on activities for participants to share their thoughts on what’s working, as well as challenges and action items to address issues related to sustainable tourism. Strategies are being considered to address overcrowding, affordability, transportation, small town character and environmental concerns. The committee members invite residents, business owners, students, and any interested party to attend the workshop. Refreshments will be provided and a drawing will be held at the end of the workshop for those who participate in the activities.  

The Whitefish Sustainable Tourism Management Plan steering committee was selected by the City Council after applicants applied and interviewed for the volunteer board. Committee members include Nick Polumbus, Meagan Powell, Lauren Oscilowski, Brian Schott, Craig Workman, Michelle Howke, Mariah Joos, Alan Myers Davis and Andy Feury. The workshop is being facilitated by Kate McMahon of Applied Communications and Lorraine Roach of the Hingston-Roach Group who have been contracted by the city to create the plan. Committee advisors include Dylan Boyle (Whitefish CVB) and Rhonda Fitzgerald (small lodging).

Whitefish October 22, 2019 Workshop Comments Summary

Committee Members

Councilor Andy Feury                                             
Nick Polumbus
Meagan Powell
Steve Thompson
Lauren Oscilowski
Mariah Joos
Brian Schott
Craig Workman
Michelle Howke

Available Resources

Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2019   PDF document icon  
October 22, 2019 Find the Balance Event   PDF document icon        PDF document icon Presentation slide show
September 30, 2019    PDF document icon  
June 27, 2019    PDF document icon                 PDF document icon       PDF document icon
May 24, 2019    PDF document icon                 PDF document icon    PDF document icon
April 30, 2019    PDF document icon        PDF document icon     PDF document icon
July 31, 2018    PDF document icon    PDF document icon
July 10, 2018    PDF document icon    PDF document icon
June 19, 2018    PDF document icon    PDF document icon
June 5, 2018    PDF document icon    PDF document icon
May 15, 2018     PDF document icon    PDF document icon
May 14, 2018    No Agenda    
May 1, 2018     PDF document icon     PDF document icon
April 2, 2018     PDF document icon     PDF document icon
March 9, 2018     PDF document icon     PDF document icon

Finding the Balance Survey- Please complete the survey by June 15, 2018

Printable Finding the Balance Survey- Please drop off completes surveys to the City Hall by June 15, 2018. 

 Highway 93 South Corridor Steering Committee

The Highway 93 South Corridor Steering Committee was established by Resolution No. 18-09, to work through the planning process with city staff to establish a development policy for the Highway 93 South Corridor study district. 

Committee Members

Mayor John Muhlfeld
Councilor Ryan Hennen
Justin Lawrence
Marilyn Nelson
Mark Pascoli
June Hanson
Roger Sherman
Steve Kane
John Middleton

Meetings

The next meeting of the Hwy 93 S Corridor Steering Committee is scheduled for Monday, November 18 at 2:00pm. Agendas and meeting minutes will be posted as they are available.

Date Agenda Minutes
May 17, 2018        
May 30, 2018        
July 9, 2018        
August 6, 2018        
 October 22, 2018        
November 5, 2018        
December 10, 2018        
February 19, 2019        
March 5, 2019        
April 1, 2019        
May 6, 2019        
June 3, 2019        
July 8, 2019        
September 16, 2019        
October 21, 2019     
November 18, 2019     

Additional project information is provided under Long Range Plans in the Planning & Building Department web pages.

Contact

If you would like to be added to a list serve and notified when new information is available, or if you would like to comment on the Highway 93 South Corridor plan, you may contact Hilary Lindh via email at hlindh@cityofwhitefish.org or call 863-1254.