Issues

As your commissioner, I will continue working as a team for you:

"It's been an honor serving the residents of Missoula County these past six years along- side my colleagues on the board of county commissioners. Missoula County has established itself as a national leader in tackling seemingly intractable problems, whether it's navigating our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigating climate change, strengthening relations with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, securing federal funds for infrastructure, overhauling our antiquated zoning and land-use regulations, and developing plans to address our housing crisis and homeless- ness. I'm extremely proud of the work that this commission and Missoula County has accomplished. But there is much more work to do."

Leadership

  • Serving as chairman of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority—the largest transportation district in the state—to restore passenger rail service through southern Montana
  • Representing Missoula County on local, state, and national boards: the Montana Association of Counties Board, National Association of Counties Arts and Culture Commission, Missoula Economic Partnership, U.S. Forest Service Resource Advisory Council, and chair of the Missoula Transportation Policy Coordinating Committee
  • Working as team with the commission to effectively weather the COVID-19 pandemic —the greatest public health crisis in a century—and putting Missoula County at the forefront of innovation and creativity

Community

  • Implementing Missoula County’s “Breaking Ground” housing plan and tackling home- lessness through innovative programs, including the Trinity Project, Temporary Safe Outdoor Space, and collaboration with the city of Missoula and community partners

  • Strengthening tribal relations and preserving and interpreting our rich cultural heritage

  • Investing in critical infrastructure and planning (Sxwtpqyen Neighborhoods MasterPlan, roads, sewer and water, modern land use code)

  • Promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
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Land

  • Protecting air and water quality (testified before Congress on mining waste cleanup in the Ninemile)

  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change, promoting sustainability, and working to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2030

  • Leading efforts to create fire-adapted communities and fire resilient landscapes

Paid for by Strohmaier for County Commissioner, Democrat
Barbara Berens, Treasurer
P.O. Box 8431, Missoula, MT 59807