Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Name: Jean Curtiss
Term: Six Years
Re-Elected: General Election, November, 2012
Jean has lived in Missoula County her whole life. She and her husband have lived on the Westside since 1977, in a house her Grandmother purchased in 1935. She was raised in the Swan Valley, north of Seeley Lake, and graduated from Seeley-Swan High School. Jean attended the St. Patrick’s School of Nursing and the University of Montana.
Jean Curtiss was elected to her first term as Missoula County Commissioner in November, 2000, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2012. Jean believes that government can and should be reasonable, sensible and responsible, and works to ensure that local government is accessible to the citizens of Missoula County.
Before being elected County Commissioner, most of Jean’s professional work was in the area of early childhood education and advocacy. Jean has a strong sense of social justice and is pleased to stand for those without a strong voice. She continues that advocacy as a County Commissioner and while serving on more than a dozen county boards.
Jean is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Montana and has held leadership positions in many organizations, including the Montana PTA and the National PTA. Jean served 4 years as the Montana PTA President and Executive Director.
Jean is married to Brad Curtiss and has three grown children, Shane, Pamela, and Kevin; a splendid daughter-in-law, Sarah, and two granddaughters, Addison and Lilly. In her spare time, she likes to read, quilt, garden and spend time with family, especially those granddaughters.