Health Board


  • 12:15 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • Health Board Conference Room
    301 W. Alder
    Second Floor
    Missoula, MT 59802

Agendas and Minutes

The Health Board, Air Pollution Control Board, and Water Quality District Board share a common agenda.
View current and archived agendas and minutes on Missoula County's official website.


The Health Board is the policy-making body for determining goals, objectives, and programs for the delivery of public health services to Missoula residents, both City and County. The Board has statutory authority and responsibility including rule-making, adjudication, and budgeting authority. The Board is responsible for selecting the Health Officer who carries out statutory duties and directs the City / County Health Department.

The members also serve as the Air Pollution Control Board and the Water Quality District Board.


  • Seven members plus one member who serves on the Water Quality District Board
  • Three-year terms
Membership includes two citizens appointed by the County Commissioners, two citizens appointed by the City Council and one citizen appointed by the City-County Health Board (must be a licensed physician).

Other members include

  • One county appointee serving at the commissioners’ pleasure (usually a county commissioner)
  • One city appointee serving at the City Council's pleasure (usually a city council member)
  • One member is a member of the Conservation District Board and is appointed by the Conservation District Board for a three-year term to serve on the Water Quality District Board
Members Start of Term End of Term
County Appointments:  Board of County Commissioners (BCC)    
Teresa Henry Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2019
Garon C. Smith, PhD Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2017
City Appointments:  City Council    
Ross Miller Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2018
Debbie Johnston Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2019
City-County Health Board    
Tom Roberts, MD                  Serves at the pleasure of the City-County Health Board Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2016
Other Members    
Jean Curtiss (County)             Serves at the pleasure of the County Commissioners    
Jon Wilkins (City)                           Serves at the pleasure of City Council    
Paul Parson                         Serves at the pleasure of the Conservation District Board June 1, 2015 May 31, 2017


Missoula City / County Interlocal Agreement, Montana Codes Annotated 50-2-106.

City Council Committee

Public Safety and Health

For more information contact the Department Liaison - City / County Health Department - Ellen Leahy, Director.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.