Tourism BID Board

  • 8:30 am
  • Second Thursday of every month
  • Billings Chamber of Commerce, 815 S. 27th St.
  • 7 members, 4-year term
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If you are interested in applying for the Tourism BID Board you can download an application.

George Maragos
Second term expires 10/01/25

Ronald Spence
First term expires10/01/24


Jordan Clayton
First term expires 10/01/27


Jeff Schoenhard
First term expires 10/01/25


Joe Studiner

First term expires 10/01/24

Stephen Wahrlich
Second term expires 10/01/26

Shelli Mann
Second term expires 10/01/27

Resolution 17-10661

Section 1. Tourism Business improvement District No. 0002 Board of Trustees

The Tourism Business Improvement District No. 0002 Board of Trustees is hereby created. There shall be seven (7) Trustees.

Section 2. Board Appointments

The Board of Trustees for the Tourism Business Improvement District No. 0002 shall be as follows and their terms shall be as shown.  Stephen Wahrlich - 1 year term, Shelli Mann - 2 year term, Arthur Westwood - 2 year term, Ronald Spence - 3 year term, Joseph Studiner - 3 year term, George Maragos - 4 year term, Brian Arneson - 4 year term.  All terms begin October 1, 2017. After Trustees complete their initial terms of office, the Mayor, with City Council consent, may reappoint members or may appoint new Board members.  All Trustees appointed to the initial appointees shall serve four (4) year terms of office.  A vacancy occurring during a term will be filled for the unexpired term. The unexpired term shall be filled in the same manner as other vacancies. The initial Board Chair shall be Ron Spence, who shall serve a one (1) year term in that office. Subsequent Chair persons shall serve one (1) year terms and shall be selected by the Board.

Section 3. Powers & Duties of Trustees

The appointed Trustees shall have the powers and duties set out in Sections 7-12-1121 through 7-12-1133, M.C.A. and any other applicable laws, ordinances or regulations. The Board of Trustees shall submit to the City Council for approval, a work plan and budget for the ensuing fiscal year, no later than the first (1st) day of May preceding the beginning of the fiscal year for which the work plan and budget apply. The City Council may modify the work plan and budget as it considers necessary and appropriate.