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GFDA Board of Directors

We are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of Investor Members elected by our Investor Members, and representatives of key public and private partners, most of whom are also Investor Members. Partner designated seats on our Board include:

  • Cascade County Commissioner, appointed by the Commission
  • Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, appointed by the Chamber Board
  • Two members of the Cascade County state legislative delegation, appointed by majority vote of the senators and representatives whose districts are within Cascade County (by practice one Democrat and one Republican)
  • Superintendent of Great Falls Public Schools
  • Dean of Great Falls College
  • President of the University of Providence
  • An appointee of the North Central Building Trades
  • Great Falls International Airport Authority, appointed by the Airport Board
  • Sweetgrass Development, appointed by its Board
  • Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, appointed by its Council

 

GFDA Council

The GFDA Council began in July 2023 to provide an avenue for members without voting rights to continue to share valuable input and insight. Council members are elected annually by the GFDA Board, and meet at the same time as the Board.

The GFDA Council is comprised of the following:

  • Representatives of nonprofits, government, or other institutions that are unable to directly invest in GFDA
  • Individuals or business who are not eligible to serve on the Board because they, or a business they invest in, receives grant or loan funds through GFDA/HPF
  • Community members who are long-time supporters of GFDA

BOARD & COUNCIL MEETING DETAILS

Our Board & Council meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 AM in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College in Great Falls. Board & Council meetings typically last 60-90 minutes and are open to anyone interested in attending. Please check our calendar for current meeting schedules, as some dates are adjusted to avoid conflicts with out-of-state marketing efforts.

Minutes will be posted as soon as they are approved. The approval of minutes takes place at the subsequent board meeting.

Get GFDA Board & Council minutes, monthly financial reports, resource partner updates, investment updates, and the CEO report delivered to your inbox in advance of our monthly meetings.

Board & Council Meeting Zoom Info

GFDA Board & Council Meeting
8:00 AM
Great Falls College, Heritage Hall –
2100 16th Avenue South

Zoom Meeting ID: 940 1482 9623
Password: 216683


Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is comprised of Board officers and additional Directors appointed by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is responsible for financial oversight and operations, and is empowered to act on behalf of the Board when necessary. 

 

EXEC COMMITEE MEETING DETAILS

The Committee usually meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, 8:00 AM in the AE2S Conference Room in Great Falls. Executive Committee meetings typically last 90 minutes and are open to anyone interested in attending. Please check our calendar for current meeting schedules.

Minutes will be posted as soon as they are approved. The approval of minutes takes place at the subsequent committee meeting.

If you would like to be added to our Executive Committee distribution list, please sign up below.

Executive Committee Meeting Zoom Info

GFDA Executive Committee
8:00 AM
AE2S Conference Room –
West Bank Landing, Portage Building, 405 3rd St NW – Suite 205

Zoom Meeting ID: 975 5141 3941
Passcode: 986063


If you have questions about GFDA Board, Council or Exec meetings, please contact:

Tracy Heggem
Executive Assistant
Tracy@GrowGreatFalls.org
1-406-788-1192

GFDA Board, Council & Executive Committee