City Commissioner's Roles and Responsibilities

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Understand the duties of a City Commissioner: setting policies, budgeting, appointing officials, and more. No veto power over City Commission. Image illustrations provided.

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  1. Powers and Duties of the Mayor The mayor shall be recognized as the official head and representative of the City of Great Falls for the purpose of presiding at city commission meetings and the performance of ceremonial functions. These functions shall not be construed as conferring upon the mayor executive, personnel, or administrative powers or functions. The mayor shall serve as a member of the commission with all the rights and privileges of city commissioners. The mayor shall possess no veto over actions taken by the city commission.

  2. Four Terms Montana House Republican Currently City Commissioner Active Cascade County Republican Central Committee Joe McKenney

  3. Ran as Undersheriff with Jesse Slaughter on Democratic Ticket Republican Campaign Doners Cory Reeves

  4. Four Terms Democratic Legislator Montana House of Representatives Democrat House Minority Leader Ran for Montana Governor Active in Cascade County Democratic Central Committee Casey Schreiner

  5. No previous experience Republican Affiliation Mother of Six Children Student at Great Falls College - MSU Abby Brown

  6. Duties and Responsibilities of City Commissioner Adopt policies and procedures Enact ordinances and resolutions Appoint and supervise the city manager Adopt an annual budget Levy taxes and assessments Borrow money and issue bonds Appoint citizens to pards, councils and committees Set salaries of commissioners and mayor

  7. Currently servicing remainder of a term by appointment Age: 36 Education: Bachelors of Arts in History (Univ of Great Falls) Occupation: Owner of Hinebauch Agency A Farmers Union Insurance Agency Republican associated donors Eric Hinebauch

  8. Currently servicing as City Commissioner Former Vice Chair for Cascade County Republican Central Committee Entrepreneur Singer Songwriter Rick Tryon

  9. No reports filed No campaign donors filed No financial reports filed Noted as supporting traditional family values No new or increases in taxes Retired Teamster Kendall Cox

  10. Founding Member of Big Sky 55+ Liberal Democrat Service in US Army 1985-1992 Associates Degree in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Masters of Science in Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Engineering Post Graduate in Metallurgical Engineering City of Great Falls Park and Recreation Advisory Board, Acting Chair American Legion Post 3, Executive Committee Meals on Wheels Volunteer Producer Scottish and Irish Celtic Music, Montana Public Radio Shannon Wilson

  11. No reports filed No campaign donors filed No financial reports filed Child Protection Specialist No party affiliation Micaela Stroop

  12. Municipal Court Judge for Department A For a Four Year Term

  13. Currently Presiding Municipal Judge Member of the Democratic Party Member of the Montana House of Representatives District 24 Steven Bolstad

  14. Municipal Court Judge for Department B For an Initial Two Year Term

  15. From Minnesota Wrestler and Farmer Degrees in English and History from Concordia College Attended Creighton University School of Law working with solo practitioners and non-profit Organizations Worked with the Ninth Judicial District Court in Brainerd, Minnesota Worked with Seventh Judicial District Court in Moorhead, Minnesota Currently serving as public defender, Great Falls Cayle M. Halberg

  16. Studied at Montana State University - Billings Studied at University of North Dakota School of Law Attended Huntley Project High School Registered and ran for office as a republican Mark Dunn

  17. Neighborhood Council # 6 Their purpose is to provide a means for the citizens of Great Falls to actively participate in local government through a formal organization working at the neighborhood level. The Neighborhood Councils provide advice and counsel to the City Commission on a variety of neighborhood issues.

  18. Neighborhood Council # 6 Richard Cornellier James F. Rickley

  19. Neighborhood Council # 6 Tad Stone Carl Donovan, Chair Michelle Cornellier