Missoula County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, consisting of three elected members who serve six-year staggered terms. All legislative, executive and administrative powers and duties of the local government not specifically reserved by law or ordinance to other elected officials reside in the Commission (MCA-7-3-401). The current commissioners on the board are Josh Slotnick, Dave Strohmaier and Juanita Vero. 

The commissioners are elected at large, but must live in individual Missoula County districts. 

Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by law, the Board of County Commissioners has jurisdiction and power to represent the County and has care of the County property and the management of the business and concerns of the County and to perform all other acts and functions which may be necessary to the full discharge of the duties of the chief executive authority of the county government (MCA-7-5-2101).

The Commissioners' Office staff consists of a chief administrative officer, a chief operating officer, an equity coordinator, a strategic initiatives manager and four administrative assistants. Principal functions include providing management and administrative direction to County offices, providing support to the Board of County Commissioners, as requested, implementing policies and decisions, and assisting in the preparation of the County budget.

Commissioner Slotnick  will be up for re-election in November 2024; Vero in 2026 and Strohmaier in 2028.

The 2023 Legislature passed Senate Bill 358, which requires local governments to post the following lobbying information on our website:

  • Missoula County entered into a lobbying agreement with Hensley & Associates on June 28, 2022. The contract period runs July 2022 through June 30, 2026 and totals $40,000 annually.
  • All bills the County lobbied on or took a position on, either through Hensley & Associates or directly through staff, are available online.
  • Weekly reports are provided to the Missoula County Commissioners at their public administrative meetings during the legislative session, January through May of odd-numbered years.

If you would like to provide public comment to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners, please email bcc@missoulacounty.us