MISSOULA, MONTANA (April 14, 2014) — The Missoula Urban Transportation District recently gained two new board members with the appointments of Amy Cilimburg and Melanie Brock. Both are slated to serve through the end of 2017.
Melanie Brock is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Missoula Economic Partnership and says she is excited to be joining MUTD’s Board. “I am really looking forward to being part of an organization that provides such an economic benefit to the Missoula community.” Mrs. Brock has a robust background having previously worked as the acting executive director of the Missoula Downtown Association while directing operations for Missoula’s Downtown Business Improvement District. She has also worked for the Montana Meth Project and for Senator Baucus as his press secretary. “With four dollars of economic return for every dollar invested in public transportation, Mountain Line truly does benefit us all.”
Ms. Cilimburg, who has her Masters of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana, has always been interested in the environment. Previously a member of the Mount Jumbo Advisory Council she is currently serving a member of the Climate and Energy Team that advises the City Council. She recently co-led the effort to develop the municipal Conservation and Climate Action Plan in Missoula, and this effort sparked her interest in transportation and Mountain Line. “In order to improve our air quality and prepare for the future, we need to diversify transportation options and emphasize public transit.” Cilimburg said.
More information about MUTD’s Board of Directors as well as meeting minutes and agendas can be viewed online. Find them by going to www.mountainline.com and clicking Board of Directors under the About Mountain Line tab. For additional questions regarding these appointment, please contact Topher Williams, MUTD Community Outreach Coordinator at 406-544-9428.