This board was re-established by an Interlocal Agreement on June 4, 2001. The board shall perform planning functions for the City and County, and shall be the sole Planning Board to serve either or both governmental entities.
Duties of this board will be to ensure the promotion of public health, safety, morals, convenience, order and the general welfare, and for the sake of efficiency and economy in the process of community development, the Board shall prepare a growth policy and serve in an advisory capacity to the local governing bodies establishing said Board.
There are nine members on the Commission, four members residing outside the city limits of Helena, but within Lewis and Clark County, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners; four members residing within the city limits of Helena who are appointed by the City Commission; and one member selected jointly by the Board of County Commissioners and the City Commission. The members serve three-year terms.