The County Compensation Board was created by the 2001 Legislature to hold hearings annually for the purpose of reviewing the compensation paid to county officers. According to Sec. 7-4-2503(4)(a) There is a county compensation board consisting of: (i) the county commissioners; (ii) three of the county officials described in subsection (1) appointed by the board of county commissioners; (iii) the county attorney; (iv) two to four resident taxpayers appointed initially by the board of county commissioners to staggered terms of three years; (v)(A) subject to subsection (4)(a)(v)(B), one resident taxpayer appointed by each of the three county officials described in subsection (4)(a)(ii). These appointments; however, are not mandatory.
The County Compensation Board shall prepare a compensation schedule for the elected county officials, including the county attorney, for the succeeding fiscal year. The schedule must take in to consideration county variations, including population, the number of residents living in unincorporated areas, assessed valuation, motor vehicle registrations, building permits, and other factors considered necessary to reflect the variations in the workloads and responsibilities of county officials as well as the tax resources of the county. The County Compensation Board may consider the compensation paid to comparable officials in other Montana counties, other states, state government, federal government, and private enterprise.
- Annually in Mid-May
- Room 309, City-County Building
Susan Good Geise County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen County Commissioner Jim McCormick County Commissioner Leo Gallagher County Attorney Paulette DeHart County Treasurer Angie Sparks Clerk of District Court Leo Dutton Sheriff Roger Baltz County Administrative Officer Kari DesRosier County HR Director Nancy Everson County Finance Director Donald Meek Resident Tax Payer 6/30/2019 Marie McAlear Resident Tax Payer 6/30/2021