Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Name: Michele Landquist
Term: Six Years
Elected: General Election, November, 2008
Michele was born in Bremahaven, Germany into a military family. During her formative years while moving around the country and the world she attended 11 schools in 12 years. Michele fell in love with Missoula as a child in the mid-1960’s when she lived here for about three years while her Father was assigned to Ft. Missoula as a National Guard Advisor. She moved back to Missoula a few years after graduating from high school in the mid-70’s. Missoula County has been her home now for more than 36 years.
Before pursuing a formal higher education she worked in a number of fields including the Montana Recycling Center, owned and operated Custom Cleaning Service, worked in the home health care field, and managed Davis Second Hand. Michele graduated from the University of Montana in 1999 with a BA in Biology, Natural History Emphasis and a minor in Communications. She began working for the Watershed Education network as a Field Coordinator, followed by working for the Lolo Watershed Group, where she held numerous positions ending with being their Executive Director.
Michele’s has always taken a keen interest being involved in the community. In the past she was active in the Lolo PTA, Girl Scout Leader, 4-H Leader, FFA Alumni Association, Lolo-Florence Lions Club and served two elected terms on the Lolo Community Council. Presently, she is a member of the MEEA (Montana Environmental Education Association), MWGA (Montana Wool Growers Association), MSGA (Montana Sheep Growers Association), Preserve Historic Missoula, and served two years on Missoula County’s Open Land’s Advisory Committee.
As a Commissioner, Michele serves on the BitterRoot RC&D Council, the Human Resource Council Board, the Larchmont Golf Course Board, the MRTMA (Missoula Ravalli Transport Management Association), and the TPCC (Transportation Policy Coordinating Committee) Board.
Michele is happily married to Bruce Landquist and has two grown daughters and three grandchildren. She loves raising sheep and gardening on their small family farm in Lolo.