Rockstar Hall of Fame


Forward Montana will be hosting our premiere event of the year, the 6th Annual Rockstar Hall of Fame, where we recognize and honor those rockin’ the Legislature, lugging gear bags full of clipboards, and rolling Montana forward.

April 20th, 2019 | 6:30 PM
Goodworks Place
129 W Alder St, Missoula

Our mission is to mobilize and engage young Montanans to use the democratic process to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans. We believe if more young people vote and advocate civically for public policies that reflect their values, a more supportive climate will be created to advance policies that better their lives and the lives of all Montanans. This change will happen faster if more young Montanans have the leadership skills and training to be effective civic advocates. The Rockstar Hall of Fame lifts up young people and the young at heart who are making big waves on their campuses, in their communities, and in the State Capitol.

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2019 Rockstar Hall of Fame Inductees

Chuck & Joanie Tooley, Billings

Chuck & Joanie's accolades are awe-inspiring--we're grateful to these progressive powerhouses for moving the Magic City forward.

The “We Built This City” award goes to the couple who provides us with the vision, strength, and tenacity to keep on fighting the good fight to make Montana a better place.

Tammy Lacey, Great Falls

Tammy is the Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent, retiring in June after 30+ years being an advocate for students.

The “Fighter” award goes to a leader and educator who, even though she’ll be retiring at the end of this year, “ain’t goin stop” advocating for her students.

Eleanor Smith, Helena

Eleanor is the Program Director for Montana Women Vote and all around badass organizer for low-income women and families.

The “Q.U.E.E.N.” award in honor of Carolyn Squires goes to an organizer that is a fearless advocate for low-income Montanans and is “gonna keep selling hope” to the end.

BethYana Pease, Lodge Grass

BethYana is a Lodge Grass Alderwoman and incredible community organizer on the Crow reservation.

The “Eye of the Tiger” award is given to a leader who “went the distance” and is “not gonna stop.”

Pat Sweeney, Billings

Pat is the Godfather of Montana organizing, and a longtime FMT supporter & advocate.

The “A Little Less Talk, and a Lot More Action” Award goes to a leader who prioritizes getting shit done and inspires everyone around them.

Amy Cilimburg, Missoula

Amy is making waves as the Executive Director of Climate Smart Missoula & a longtime FMT Rockstar.

The “Whatever it Takes” award goes to a leader who will do whatever it takes for an energy efficient, sustainable world.

Ivy & Ivan MacDonald, Missoula

Ivy & Ivan lift up the stories of young grassroots leaders through filmmaking and storytelling in their MMIW film "When They Were Here."

The “People Have the Power” award goes to two young activists who have made it their mission to lift up the voices of other young grassroots organizers.

Selection Commitee

Aubrey Bertram (Billings)
Billy McWilliams (Bozeman)
Gerry Jennings (Great Falls)
Garrett Lankford (Helena)
Caitlin Piserchia (Missoula)
Jessica Grennan (Missoula)
Donavon Hawk (Butte)

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