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Join Our Community Town Hall Meetings: Shaping the Future of Western Montana Together

As we look forward to 2024, Western Montana's Glacier Country is embarking on a pivotal journey. In October 2022, we completed a significant milestone: the development of a community-driven Destination Stewardship Plan to help balance increased visitation with the long-term health and vibrancy of Western Montana’s communities, natural resources and quality of life for residents. This plan, adopted by our board of directors, integrates seamlessly into our operating strategy and aims to balance vital economic needs and a livable and sustainable destination.

After holding town halls and listening sessions throughout the eight counties of Western Montana in 2021, we are excited to announce that starting in January, we plan to initiate a series of community town hall meetings across Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the Glacier Country Destination Stewardship Plan and to gather resident input on challenges, opportunities and strategies for the community regarding visitors and tourism. These town hall meetings are not just a chance to listen but an opportunity to be heard. Your insights, experiences and suggestions are invaluable to us.

What to Expect at the Town Hall Meetings:

  • Sharing the Vision: We'll present the Destination Stewardship Plan, outlining the strategic pillars and goals created from the extensive community input.
  • Reflection and Progress: Revisit the challenges we heard from past town halls and explore ongoing efforts addressing them and any progress made.
  • Identifying New Opportunities: Based on reflection and progress, what new opportunities have emerged, and how can we help?
  • Collaborative Strategies: Work together to identify actionable ways to enhance the region's quality of life and foster economic sustainability.
  • Expanding Networks: Discuss potential additional collaborations.

We look forward to your participation in these town hall meetings. Let's shape a future for Western Montana that reflects our shared goals and aspirations.

Bookmark this page for updates on dates, locations and further details.

Meeting Schedule:

  • Ravalli County: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 (Noon – 2 p.m. Bitterroot River Inn, Hamilton, MT) COMPLETED
  • Missoula County: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Seeley Lake Elementary School Cafeteria) COMPLETED
  • Lake County: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ronan Community Center) COMPLETED
  • Mineral County: Rescheduled Due to Illness (Time and Location TBD)
  • Sanders County: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 (5:30 – 7:30 Sanders County Fairgrounds Pavilion)
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  • Lincoln County: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (Noon – 2 p.m. Flathead Community College Libby Campus)
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  • Flathead County: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (Time and Location TBD)
  • Glacier County: Thursday, May 9, 2024 (Time and Location TBD)