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City of Bozeman in early stages of kick starting summertime internship and mentorship program.

City staff are searching for businesses who want to participate in either the internship or mentorship parts of the program.

Gallatin Valley planning organization holds first meeting

The Gallatin Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, commonly referred to as the MPO, is forming as a result of the city of Bozeman passing the 50,000 population threshold mark in the 2020 census. As a result of the change, Bozeman is now considered a metropolitan area, and the federal government requires it to form an MPO.

Montana Photonics is Amazing – Video

Last week, at the Montana Chamber’s Business Days at the Capitol, MEDA member, Brit Fontenot led an excellent discussion on the photonics cluster in Montana. Check out the discussion

Bozeman joins national transportation planning organization

The National Association of City Transportation Officials, or NACTO, consists of over 100 cities and transit agencies in the country and includes experts in planning, design and other transportation matters. Candace Mastel, the city’s transportation demand management coordinator, said the move to join NACTO is exciting for Bozeman.

City of Bozeman sees historic amount of grant money in 2023

Among the projects the grant money will fund are child and human trafficking investigations, road improvements, and more safety for bicyclists in Bozeman.

Bozeman drafts equity and inclusion plan

The city is also looking to deepen community engagement by hiring Community Liaisons to build relationships between the community and Bozeman Police Dept.

State-Local Infrastructure Partnership Act Town Hall Set for December 5 Online in Montana

This town hall, hosted by the Montana Department of Commerce (Commerce) and Montana League of Cities and Towns, is an opportunity for representatives from cities and towns to learn about Commerce’s administration of the grant opportunity authorized by the 2023 passage of House Bill 355, the State-Local Infrastructure Partnership Act of 2023 (SLIPA). 

‘Something needs to be done’: Gallatin County studies problems with child care access

“Everywhere is full and what is available is either wildly expensive or not somewhere you’d want to leave your children,” Owers said. “We just assumed we’d be able to find care once we arrived. We have even tried a private nanny and have not been able to find someone. We even looked into Montessori school, but the prices can be as high as $2,100 per month, per child. Paired with housing costs, we simply can’t afford it.”

Bozeman gets grant to start composting program

The city has been looking into starting composting services for a while. The city is working on redoing the rates for waste pickup to bundle together trash, recycling and compost — though city commissioner during a meeting earlier this summer said they’d support having composting be on an opt-in basis for customers.

Bozeman one step closer to seeing slower speed limits on city streets

The city says they want to work with MDT and other large cities across the state to give them more flexibility to set speed limits.