On September 7th I attended my first Lewis and Clark Neighborhood meeting. We heard from members of law enforcement, local Government and our public schools. Subsequently, I was elected to the Neighborhood Council along with 5 other neighbors and later in September appointed spokesperson. In addition I look forward attending the monthly Missoula City Council Neighborhood meetings and speaking on their behalf. As my wife and I are new to the neighborhood it’s an exciting opportunity to contribute to this wonderful community and get to know our neighbors.
Finally, for those of you in the neighborhood please feel free to contact me with your concerns, comments or questions. I’m happy to listen and help.
Last night I attended my second “Climate Smart Missoula” meeting at Imagine Nation Brewery where the group discussed the demand for more energy efficient homes, greater awareness of our “Greenhouse Gas Inventory” in the valley, and some very creative ideas on how the community can decrease their energy consumption and save money! Great conversation and great beer, the sparkling lager is turning into one of my favorites. If you’re concerned about our environment and the current state our protection of it visit the Climate Smart Missoula site.
Today I joined the “Clark Fork Coalition” who works closely with private landowners, conservation partners and public agencies to rehabilitate degraded creeks and streams. One of the greatest treasures of Montana is our rivers and streams. The health of our fish and water is critical to the long term health of our people, wildlife and our lands. This summer I tubed down the Clark Fork just east of Missoula with my daughters and son in laws, absolutely a blast! Let’s keep these waters clean and healthy for their kids and their kids and their kids!