The Board of County Commissioners strives to provide responsive and accountable services to protect and enhance the Flathead community.
In July 2021, Pete Melnick joined us from the United States Coast Guard after retiring from 26 years of active duty. Pete was a Coast Guard helicopter pilot had served in various leadership assignments in the United States Coast Guard and in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security prior to joining Flathead County. In addition to various military and civilian training opportunities, Pete earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Government from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, a MLA from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, and a MBA from George Mason University in Fairfax County, VA.
The Board of County Commissioners is the county's governing body, which consists of three commissioners elected at-large to six-year staggered terms. The County Commission is the Executive as well as the Legislative branch for Flathead County. The board is charged with setting policy to guide county programs that serve residents and businesses in Flathead County.
Flathead County is committed to:
- Accountable stewardship of taxpayer resources
- Respectful and responsive communication
- Professional service with quality and integrity
- Proactive and innovative leadership at all levels
- Safety and security throughout the County
- A positive team culture that values all people
- Equal treatment for all
Adopted by the Employees of Flathead County and the Flathead County Board of Commissioners
Kalispell, MT 59901
800 South Main
Kalispell, MT 59901
Commissioner, District 1
Brad Abell was elected in November 2020 and began his term January 1, 2021. He represents District 1 in the northern part of the county.
Commissioner, District 2
Pam Holmquist was elected for her first term in November 2010, which began January 1, 2011. She was elected for her second term in November 2016, which began January 1, 2017. She was elected for her third term in November of 2022, which began January 1, 2023. She represents District 2 in the central part of the county.
Commissioner, District 3
Randy Brodehl was elected in November 2018 and began his term January 1, 2019. He represents District 3 in the western part of the county.