Meet Your Hosts

A Seat At The Table brings together the voices, hopes and ideas of people from across our community, and your hosts get the conversation started. Learn more about hosts below, and sign up to gather your own table to join the movement. Are you hosting a table and would like your image added to this page? Sign up as a host and email us your photo!

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“I signed up to host a table because I think sitting around the table with a cup of coffee in hand with others is one of the best ways to create shared understanding of issues…not necessarily agreement, but understanding of different perspectives. Shared understanding among us creates middle ground.”



“I feel that community conversations and input about growth plans are vitally important.  We can help design our future by making our voices heard.”


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“I want to learn from others and contribute input learned
to community leaders and planners in Gallatin County,
Bozeman and Belgrade.”



“The Gallatin Valley Land Trust is interested in hosting tables for Seat at the Table because we care about the future of this valley. As our community grows and changes, it is imperative that diverse groups of people have an opportunity for their voices to be heard. Local governments and nonprofits like ours work on behalf of our community and is incredibly valuable to have input on their concerns and ideas about the future.”


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“I am committed to strengthening well-being and livability in my community and believe it is important for those in outlying Gallatin Valley communities to have a voice. As a resident, counselor, and mental health advocate, I see A Seat at the Table as an innovative approach to community building and a wonderful opportunity to have a voice.”


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“To help support Bozeman Health's mission to improve community health and quality of life. Bozeman Health was also focused on ensuring that residents from across the county had a chance to participate, which inspired our three tables in Big Sky and West Yellowstone.”


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"I want to understand others' perspectives, and enable the voices of people who may not otherwise share thoughts with community leaders as we create growth policies for Gallatin County, Bozeman and Belgrade."



Meet Your Other Hosts!

Jesse Bussard

Judy Slate

Tanya Andreasen

Jennifer Boyer

Jody McDevitt

Angela Lehr

Alice Buckley

Emily M Hay

Ron Lindroth

Renee Boundy

Susan Denson-Guy

Emily Allison

Gary McGowan

Kerry Hanson

McKeely Shannon

Carson Taylor

Susan Duncan

Erica Coyle

Kristin Spadafore

Katherine Dayton

Teri Ball

Claire Hood

Sarah Creech


Katie Epstein

Kelli Roemer

Jane Klockman

Jesse Tufte

Paul Lachapelle

Bozeman Art Museum

Jeffrey Elliott

Lisa Ceremsak

Lisa Beedy

Shannon Waters

Gale Bacon 


Meet your Super Hosts!

Belgrade Senior Center

Neighborhood Dad

Bozeman Rotaract


Bunkhouse Brewery

City of Bozeman

Montana State University/Alison Harmon

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture