Business Improvement District Board - Tourism

The TBID board of directors is seeking applications to fill a vacated seat. The vacated board seat represents a small category property.  A TBID property owner, manager, or other approved representative that fits the small hotel category is encouraged to submit an application.  Applications from a medium or large category property are also welcome although a small property representative would have priority.  Anyone interested in being on the board and having a voice in TBID initiatives is encouraged to apply.

Those interested should complete an online application which is submitted directly to the City of Kalispell. Deadline for applications is October 21st.  

CLICK LINK FOR APPLICATION:  https://www.kalispell.com/DocumentCenter/View/2217/Application--fillable-updated-2-12-20?bidId=  

Meetings

Meetings generally occur the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, 15 Depot Park. 

View Agendas and Minutes

  • Joseph Alexander, Red Lion Hotel  (Large) - Term expires: April 30, 2023
  • Britta Joy, Springhill Suites (Medium) - Term expires: April 30, 2022
  • VACANCY(Small) - Term expires: April 30, 2021
  • Zac Ford, Hampton Inn (Large) - Term expires: April 30, 2022
  • Dawn Hendrickson, Homewood Suites (Medium) - Term expires: April 30, 2023
  • Bryce Baker, My Place Hotel (Medium) - Term expires: April 30, 2024
  • Emily Schroeder, Hilton Garden Inn (Large) - Term expires: April 30, 2024

Membership

The Tourism Business Improvement District Board (BID), with confirmation by the City Council, shall appoint seven owners of property within the district to comprise the board of trustees of the district. Members must be appointed for a term of office of four years, except that a vacancy occurring during a term must be filled for the unexpired term. A member shall hold office until his successor has been appointed and qualified.

Term

Four-year terms to be staggered.

Purpose

Montana Code Annotated 7-12-1102 describes the purpose of said business improvement district to "promote the health, safety, prosperity, security and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Kalispell and the proposed district." The appointed Board of Directors of the BID serve as the executive body to express the policy of the BID and to direct the administrative staff that may be hired to handle the day to day functions of the BID.

Creation

The TBID was originally created in 2010 with Resolution 5425 with the regulations of the District created with Ordinance 1675. In 2019, Resolution 5954 was passed renewing the TBID for an additional 10 years beginning July 1, 2020. Ordinance 1833 was passed to establish the regulations for the new TBID.

Residency Requirements

Members must own real property within the district.

For More Information

Contact Diane Medler with the Kalispell Chamber and Visitors Bureau at 406-758-2808, or email Diane Medler.