Make a Difference in Our Community
Would you like to help guide County policies and shape our community and its government? Apply today to serve on a Custer County board! Contact one of the County Commissioners about serving on a county board.
• Applicants must reside in Custer County, Montana.
Here is a list of the Custer County boards and meeting information:
Seven (7) member board: one county official, one city official and five citizen members. Three (3) year terms. Meet monthly. (number changed from 5 to 7 on Jan. 30, 2013). (Term date changed to December 31 on March 18, 2014.)
Citizen member: Doug Phair – City Adv. & Appt. Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Citizen member: Justin Strub – City Adv. & Appt. Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Citizen member: Paul Grutkowski – County Adv. & Appt. Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Citizen member: Patrick Lifto – County Adv. & Appt. Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Citizen member: Tye Ketchum – County Adv., Joint Appt. Exp Date: December 31, 2024
County official: Commissioner Faycosh
City Official: Kenneth Gardner
Five (5) member board. Four (4) year terms. Meets second (2nd) Monday – February, April, June, August, October and December, Courthouse main floor conference room.
Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home – On-going
Dan Dobie – Exp Date: June 30, 2026
Dale Tribby – Exp Date: June 30, 2024
Lee Spears – Exp Date: June 30, 2026
Brooke Conover – Exp Date: June 30, 2026
Commissioner – Jason Strouf
Ex-officio) Sexton – Scott Moore
County Health Board rescinded and Established City-County Health Board October 14, 2015.
50-2-104 MCA: Five (5) Member Board with (1) Member appointed jointly, staggered terms of 3 years each. Meet 5:00 p.m., the third Monday of the quarter or as needed at City Hall – conference room.
County: Amy Tooke (3Year term) – Exp. Date: April 30, 2025
Jody Menyhart (3Year term) – Exp. Date: April 30, 2023
Joint Appointee: John Goff (3Year term) – Exp. Date: April 30, 2022
City: Donna Faber (3Year term) – Exp. Date: April 30, 2023
Amber Trenka (3Year term) – Exp. Date: April 30, 2025
Mike Rinaldi -Sanitarian
Chelsea Jerke – Public Health
Jason Strouf – Commissioner
Kathy Wilcox – City Council
*Note: Representative to Solid Waste Board
County Dissolved December 28, 2010 by Resolution #2011-21
This advisory board is to recommend a salary schedule for certain county officers as provided for in MCA 7-4-2503(4).
The county compensation board shall hold hearings annually for the purpose of reviewing the compensation paid to county officers. The county compensation board may consider the compensation paid to comparable officials in other Montana counties, other states, state government, federal government, and private enterprise.
Citizen Member Kent Williams – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Citizen Monte Lesh – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Citizen Marvin Starck – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Citizen Todd Steadman – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Tara Moorehead, Treasurer – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Mark Hilderbrand – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Carla Begger, Superintendent of Schools – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Wyatt Glade, County Attorney
COUNCIL ON AGING (COA)
Seven (7) member board. Staggered three (3) year terms so no more than one-third of membership is appointed in any one (1) year. Council meets monthly and COA committees meet bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October and December). Meeting day is second Wednesday of month at 12:00 p.m., at EOC conference room.
Niki Munroe – Exp Date: June 30, 2025
Karina Soucy – Exp Date: June 30, 2025
Rhonda Shumway (resigned- moved) Exp Date: June 30, 2023
Dorothy Willems – Exp Date: June 30, 2023
Sue Nielson – Exp Date: June 30, 2024
Alan Loendorf – Exp Date: June 30, 2024
Eileen Entzel – Exp Date: June 30, 2024
Ex-Officio: Home Care: Wendy Richards, Public Health
Ex- Officio: Meals on Wheels: CBM Managed Services
Ex-Officio: Congregate Meals: 600 Cafe
Ex-Officio: Transportation: Jeff Faycosh (County Transit)
Ex-Officio: MCC Student Nurse: (1-year Appointment)
Ex-Officio: Marcie Clendenen
Advisory: Commissioner: Jason Strouf
Advisory: Area I Agency on Aging, Marilyn Michel
Advisory: Council on Aging Coordinator,
The County Planning Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the County Commissioners and serve at their pleasure. One member shall be a member of the County Conservation District. The term is four years; initially two members will serve for two years and three members will serve for four years. Term expires at the end of December upon term completion. Board members must reside outside the City Planning Jurisdiction. Meets first Tuesday of the month in the County Planning Office.
Ally Capps – Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Tye Ketchum – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
George Luther, Sr. – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Dawn C. Bolejak – Exp Date: December 31, 2026
Corey Jones – Exp Date: December 31, 2026
Ed Beyl (Conservation District member) – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Ex-Officio – Commissioner Jeff Faycosh
EASTERN MONTANA INDUSTRIES (EMI)
The EMI board is comprised of one member from each of the seven (7) counties served by EMI (Custer, Garfield, McCone, Carter, Fallon, Prairie and Rosebud). The board members may be either a commissioner or someone of their choosing; three-year term. Meets third Wednesday every month at 12:00 pm at EMI Building. The annual meeting is in October.
Sharla Helland – Exp. Date: June 30, 2018
Commissioner Jason Strouf
7-21-3401 through 3403 MCA; The Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution (9/91) establishing a five (5) member fair commission. The board members must be residents of the county, and will serve three (3) year terms. Meets monthly, the second Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. at the Event Center – $100.00 compensation per year. Resolution 2014-26 (April 15, 2014) Increasing Board to seven members.
Commission also changed term expiration dates for better rotation.
Shirley Rolf – Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Joe Donnelly – Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Dirk Doeden – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Corey Jones – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Jimmy Harding (appointed 1/26/22) – Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Lori Harbaugh – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Levi Liles – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Commissioner Ex-officio: Kevin Krausz
MILES CITY AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Meets 1st Thursday every other month (February, April, June, August, October & December) at 7:00 am at MCC.
Commissioner Jeff Faycosh
7-22-2401 through 2448 MCA. Commissioners adopted Resolution 2022-27 decreasing
the board membership from seven to five. Terms are three (3) years. Board members
must be residents of the district. Board meets as needed in Extension Office.
Fort Keogh rep – Brad Eik
Scott Aye – Exp. Date: June 30, 2023
Harry Scott Denson – Exp. Date: June 30, 2025
Aaron Kneeland – Exp. Date: June 30, 2024
Ronda Petroff – Exp. Date: June 30, 2025
Ex-Officio – Commissioner Jason Strouf
Ex-Officio – **City of Miles City Rep
Ex-Officio – County Extension Agent, Mike Schuldt
Ex-Officio – Health Officer (Dr. Young)
Mosquito/Weed Control Supervisor – Carl Johnson
RURAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #1
7-12-2101-2196 MCA. Commissioners passed a resolution (1/95) establishing a five (5)
member board with members serving six (6) year terms. Four board members shall be an
owner or lessee of real property within said district or a resident of the district. One of
the County Commissioners will be the fifth board member. In 1995, the Board will begin
staggered terms in order to reach the actual six (6) year term each. No board has been set
up. Commissioners Ex-officio
7-13-214 MCA. The Board shall consist of not less than seven (7) members: one (1) county commissioner, one (1) member from each incorporated city or town that is in the district, and one member from the City/County Health Board. The rest of the board shall consist of interested citizens, distributed equally throughout the district. Also see Solid Waste Board By-Laws. Term of Office: 3 years. Six Board members. Meets quarterly (Jan., April, July and Oct.), third Wednesday of month, 5:30 pm., at Custer County Courthouse Commissioners’ Office. (Changed to Quarterly August 2016, effect. October)
Clancee Collins – Exp Date: June 30, 2023
Dave Jewell – Exp Date: June 30, 2023
Mark Paulson – Exp Date: June 30, 2024
Doug Leidholt – Exp Date: June 30, 2023
Susanne Galbraith (resigned 4/18) – Exp Date: June 30, 2025
Health Board – Jody Menyhart
City member – Butch Grenz
Commissioner – Kevin Krausz – Ex-officio
SOUTH EASTERN MONTANA DISPATCH 9-1-1
Voting membership of the 9-1-1 Governing Committee was designated in the Interlocal Agreement for 911 Emergency Telephone System entered into by the City of Miles City, Montana, the County of Custer, Montana, the Town of Jordan, Montana, the County of Garfield, Montana, the City of Ismay, Montana, the County of Prairie, Montana and Town of Terry, Montana.
As set up by that agreement, the membership shall be comprised of one authorized representative from each of the parties of this agreement and one authorized representative from each of the following public and private safety agencies:
Custer County Sheriffs Office Custer
County D.E.S. Coordinator Custer
County Fire Department Garfield County
Sheriff’s Office Garfield County
Search and Rescue Garfield County
D.E.S. Coordinator Garfield County
Fire Department Garfield County
Ambulance Service Ismay Fire District
Jordan Volunteer Fire Department
Miles City Police Department
Miles City Fire Department
Miles City Ambulance Service Prairie County Sheriff’s Office
Prairie County Ambulance
Prairie County Fire Department
Prairie County D.E.S. Coordinator
Terry Fire Department
Section 1. TIME OF MEETINGS
Annual meeting shall be held in June of each year.
Regular meetings shall be scheduled for January, March, and September of each year.
Special meetings may be called by the Chainnan or at the request of three (3) members of the Governing Committee.
Section 2. PLACE OF MEETINGS
January and June meetings shall be held in Miles City, Montana at a location designated in the notice of meeting; March meeting shall be held in Jordan, Montana and September meeting shall be held in Terry, Montana at a location designated in the notice of meeting, unless otherwise specified.
Section 3. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
Written notice stating the day and hour of the meeting, and in case of a special meeting, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be delivered by e-mail not less than seven (7) days prior to the meeting date.
Commissioner Kevin Krausz represents Custer County Commissioners on this Board
15-15-101 MCA: Three (3) member board with members serving staggered terms of three (3) years each. Board must meet on the third Monday of April of each year to hear protests concerning assessments made by the Department of Revenue.
Jana Mueller – Exp. Date: June 30, 2024
Nyoka Twitchell – Exp. Date: June 30, 2024
Jaime Espy – Exp. Date: June 30, 2023
Secretary – Dorothy Willems
CUSTER COUNTY TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD
To serve as Transportation Advisory Council (TAC). Five (5) member board that meets on the 3rd Wednesday, quarterly (January, April, July and October).
Deb Schmeling – Exp Date: December 31, 2025
Kim Blunt – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Tara Andrews – Exp Date: December 31, 2023
Rhonda Shumway – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Kent Williams – Exp Date: December 31, 2024
Ex-Officio – Council on Aging Coordinator
Ex-Officio – Karl Swartz
Ex-Officio – Commissioner Kevin Krausz
WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT #2
Since this water and sewer district contains unincorporated territory within its boundaries, one (1) additional director is to be appointed by the County Commissioners. The term of office for this director is for six (6) years from and after the date of appointment.
Has to own or lease property or reside in the district.
Bill Jensen – Exp Date: May 31, 2025
7-22-2103 MCA: The commissioners passed a resolution, 9/91, establishing a five (5) member district weed board with members serving three (3) year terms. Members must be residents of the district. A majority of the board members must be rural agricultural landowners. Meets monthly, first Wednesday – February, April, June, August, October and December in the County Extension Office.
Mark Helland – Exp Date: June 30, 2024
Tim Donnelly – Exp Date: June 30, 2025
Jim Phalen – Exp Date: June 30, 2025
Alyn Haughian – Exp Date: June 30, 2023
Marc A. Aberg – Exp Date: June 30, 2023
County Extension Agent, Mike Schuldt (Non-voting member)
Weed Control Supervisor, Carl Johnson (Non-voting member)
Ex-officio – Commissioner Jeff Faycosh
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS