Thank you to the applicants that applied to be a part of our board! Our Board of Directors is made up of, and elected by, Forward Montana members each year. We will be holding board elections starting June 24th.

Sarah Tidd (She/Her)

chair

Bozeman, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because they are working to make Montana a better place for all! Today I’m especially grateful for their hard work getting out the vote!

Kaya Patten-Fusselman

Vice Chair

Livingston, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because it shows young people that politics is local and shows them that their engagement is valuable. 

Melodie Snyder (she/her)

Treasurer

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because it is an inclusive and proactive organization that really gets things done. Forward Montana is on the ground and doing the work in every aspect to better Montana.

Erin Miller (She/Her)

Secretary

Chicago, IL

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I am in awe of how Forward Montana asks the hard questions and is committed to working together within the broader movement to find answers. I have always admired that FMT is willing to not only adapt to meet the moment, but adapt to connect with young Montanans.

Alex Kim (He/Him)

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.

Aubrey Bertram (She/Her)

Butte, 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.

Leah Berry (She/her)

Laurel, 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.

Meshayla Cox (She/Her)

Montana

Why do you love Forward Montana?

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

Bailey Nickoloff (they/them)

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Forward Montana’s commitment to address a wide range of issues that adversely impact the most vulnerable Montanans is inspiring. I particularly love FMT’s mission of community building and civic engagement, especially among Montana’s youth.

Marrakech Maxwell (they/them)

Bozeman, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Montanans face many obstacles within governmental systems, and many people (especially young) feel disempowered while making change in their community. Forward MT provides spaces and structures for people to feel empowered and respected again in creating the future we want. We do this together.

Juliana Killmurray (She/Her)

Bozeman, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana due to its focus on youth engagement, equity, community, and making Montana a better place for all.