Aubrey Bertram

Chair

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Because civic processes – registering to vote, voting, communicating with elected officials to hold them accountable – is the lifeblood of functioning, flourishing democracy. We (America, Montana) have yet to really achieve a robust civil society because, for far too long, access to these processes has been allocated to the few and denied to the many, including young people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, working-class people, etc, and FMT seeks to make these processes not just technically accessible, but fun and exciting.

Matt KELLY

Treasurer

Bozeman, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Positive, inclusive impacts created by thoughtful engagement.

Nathalie Wagler

Vice Chair

Bellingham, WA

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because it fosters a community-focused environment that envisions a better, more equitable world we can all be excited to work towards together. 

Leah Berry

Chair, Political Committee

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because we are an organization that has a vision for a Montana that represents and supports young people and we are committed to building up young leaders to achieve our vision.

Garrett Lankford

Helena, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love the people I work with at FMT! They are kind and thoughtful people.

Sapphire Carter

Secretary

Rocky Boys, Montana

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because it builds a space where young progressive Montanans can create meaningful change and gain skills to be a leader in our state.

Alex Kim

Missoula, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana, because of the work being done to engage and encourage our youth and community on important issues, as well as the organization’s commitment to equity both internally and externally.

Anna Lucas

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Because it’s doing the most important work of getting young people engaged and interested in local politics- the most important!

Meshayla Cox

Montana

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I appreciate the intentional efforts to center marginalized/most impacted communities in all the work FMT does.

Allie Hay

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana for providing a fun and safe place for young folks in Montana to build the community they need and believe in. I especially appreciate FMT’s commitment to engaging in meaningful organizing year-round.