Cascade County Commissioners have selected Michele Levine to fill the open seat on the Zoning Board of Adjustments.
The commissioners voted unanimously for Levine. There were 16 candidates for the position.
The commissioners made their decision based on thoroughness of applications, experience, and educational background.
Levine, an attorney in Great Falls, was employed as a land use planner with another county and she also served in the Montana House of Representatives.
Before they made their decision, Commissioner Jane Weber explained that the ZBOA is an independent decision-making body.
"They actually work directly with our planning staff here in Cascade County. They receive packets of materials from the planning staff. We do not review those packets of materials, they go directly to the ZBOA group. They actually deliberate on the materials that are before them and then a decision is made. Their decision box is related to zoning,” Weber said.
Levine will serve on the board through December of 2019.
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