Other Boards and Committees

Resort Tax Monitoring Committee

The purpose of the committee is to monitor, review and advise the city council on the use of resort tax funds. The committee may also advise the city council on proposed changes to the resort tax code. The committee shall report to the city council on matters of pertinence and interest related to the resort tax as the committee may deem appropriate or as the city council may request. The committee's powers shall be advisory only. City Code Section 2-4.

The committee typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 7:05 am, at Montana Coffee Traders.

Committee Members

Doug Reed - Chair
Andy Feury - City Council Representative
Ken Stein
Julia Olivares
Brian Averill
Chris Schustrom
Trek Stephens

Impact Fee Advisory Committee

As provided in section 7-6-1604, Montana Code Annotated, the purpose and duties of the committee are to review and monitor the process of calculating, assessing, and spending impact fees. The committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the city council. City Code Section 2-13.  

The committee typically meets once a year.

Committee Members

Patrick Nagle - Development Community
Vacant- Certified Public Accountant
Jen Frandsen - City Councilor
Chuck Stearns- Member at Large
City Finance Director

Whitefish Housing Authority

The Housing Authority is overseen by Mayoral appointed board of seven commissioners MCA 7-15-4431. The appointments are a 5 year term. The Board of Commissioners of the Whitefish Housing Authority meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm in the Mountain View Manor at 100 East 4th Street, Whitefish.  The public is welcome to attend.

Board of Commissioners

Vacant - Housing Authority Resident- 2-year term
Kate Berry
Addie Brown-Testa
John Middleton
Grete Gansauer
Ben Davis- Chair
Alison Young-Vice Chair

Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2019
February 27, 2019
April 26, 2018

March 28, 2018
October 18, 2017
May 17, 2017
March 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
January 18, 2017

Police Commission

The powers and duties of the commission are set forth in Montana code 7-32-4151 through 7-
32-4164 and City Code 2-5. The powers and duties of the commission shall include:

  • Review of police officer applicants when such review is sought by the chief of police or city manager;
  • Hear and decide appeals by any member or officer of the police department who has been disciplined, suspended, removed or discharged by an order of the city manager; and
  • Provide comment and recommendations to the chief of police or city manager on matters related to the police department.
Police Commissioners

Ross Doty
Hap Peters
Jim Trout

Whitefish Convention and Vistor Bureau Committee

The purpose and duties of the committee are:

A. To be the designated nonprofit convention and visitors' bureau for the city of Whitefish;
B. To develop an annual marketing plan and budget for each fiscal year, which annual marketing plan and budget will be presented to the Whitefish city council for approval;
C. To submit the annual marketing plan approved by the Whitefish city council to the Montana tourism advisory council and receive approval by the tourism advisory council of such annual marketing plan;
D. To contract with the Montana department of commerce to receive lodging tax revenues earmarked for tourism promotion and disbursed pursuant to section 15-65-121, Montana Code Annotated;
E. To implement the annual marketing plan referenced above, and use the proceeds distributed by the Montana department of commerce pursuant to the budget approved by the Whitefish city council;
F. To comply with all of the provisions contained under the category "eligible organizations" in the "Regulations And Procedures For Regional/CVB Tourism Organizations Use Of Lodging Facility Use Tax Revenue" promulgated by the Montana department of commerce;
G. To provide recommendations and advice to the Whitefish city council, as appropriate, regarding tourism promotion;
H. To solicit nonvoting members residing in or owning a business located in the city of Whitefish zoning jurisdiction, if the committee determines it to be in the best interests of the committee and in the best interests of tourism promotion; such members may be required by the committee to pay an annual fee for membership;
I. To conduct such additional activities with regard to tourism promotion as are determined by the committee to be in the best interests of the committee and of the city of Whitefish

The board meetings are the second Monday of every other month (even months) at the Rocky Mountain Lodge at 3pm. 

Committee Members

Rhonda Fitzgerald (Small Lodging Properties)
Erica Terrell (Restaurant/Bar)
Zak Anderson (Whitefish Lake Golf Course)
Vacant (Transportation)
Luke Walrath (Alpine Theatre Company-Member at Large)
Edna White-(Large Lodging Properties)
Nick Polumbus (Whitefish Mountain Resort)
Mariah Joos (Retail-Nelson Hardware)
Jake Cook-(Member at Large) 

Current Agenda/Meeting Minutes

Date Agenda Minutes
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