I am running for my third term for Missoula City Council, Ward 3, and I hope I have your support. I grew up in Ward 3 and have deep roots in Missoula.
Accomplishments while on Council:
From January 2022 to present, I have served as President of Council. Following Mayor Engen's passing on August 15, 2022, I served as Interim Mayor for four weeks. I was elected Vice President of Council in January 2016 and served in that capacity until 2022. I was elected President of Council in January 2022, and continue to serve in that capacity. I serve on all committees, and over the years have served as Chair over the following committees: * Committee of the Whole * Budget and Finance * Administration and Finance *Parks and Conservation
Additionally, I have served on: * Community Forum, 2022 to present * Homeless Working Group Liaison, 2022 to present * Council Representative to the Affordable Housing Resident Oversight Committee * Mayor's Downtown Advisory Committee, 2022 to present * The Board of the Montana League of Cities And Towns, Director for District 8, 2022-present * Mid Town Master Plan Committee, 2021- present * Local Government Academy Liaison, 2019- present * The Board of Missoula Aging Services as the City Council liaison, 2017-2020 * The University Committee on Fraternities and Sororities at the University of MT, 2018- present * As one of two City Council liaisons on the Fox Triangle Working Group, 2016-2020 I have sponsored and passed several pieces of legislation: * Vaping Legislation to prohibit flavored vape sales within city limits * Registered Apprenticeship Bidding Preference for Public Works Investment Projects * Revised the Historic Preservation Demolition Ordinance * University Neighborhood District Zoning Overlay Additionally, * I supported and helped to finalize the passage of the revision of 5th and 6th Street reconfigurations initiated by prior Councilor Taft. * Along with affordable housing, equity and inclusivity, climate change and tax reform issues, I hope to continue to work on creating bike lanes on the Hip Strip, and improve parking in the RPPP located in the University District.
I hope I have your support!
Gwen Jones for City Council Ward 3 Paid for by Gwen Jones for City Council, P.O. Box 131, Missoula, MT, 59806, Bryan von Lossberg, Treasurer.