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State of the Community

October 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in the conversation as panels of local leaders share their insights on key topics impacting our community. Don’t miss this important update. This event will be held in person at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center and live streaming on the Big Sky Community Week YouTube.


  • 5:00-5:30 pm | Reception (appetizers and refreshments provided)
  • 5:30-5:35 pm | Welcome
  • 5:35-6:00 pm | Recreation and Conservation
    • Panelists: Lizzie Peyton (Big Sky SNO), Kristin Gardner (Gallatin River Task Force), and Whitney Montgomery (Big Sky Community Organization)
  • 6:00-6:25 pm | Health and Safety
    • Panelists: Chris Darnell (Big Sky Medical Center), Dan Springer (Gallatin County Sheriff), and Greg Megaard (Big Sky Fire Department)
  • 6:25-6:50 | Education and Wellness
    • Panelists: Dustin Shipman (Big Sky School District), Jackie Haines (Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District), and Sarah Gaither-Bivins (Big Sky Community Food Bank)
  • 6:50-7:15 pm | Public Works
    • Panelists: Brad Niva (Big Sky Chamber of Commerce/Visit Big Sky), Darren Brugmann (Big Sky Transportation District), and Ron Edwards (Big Sky Water & Sewer District)
  • 7:15-7:40 pm | Building Community
    • Panelists: David O’Connor (Big Sky Community Housing Trust), Matt Kidd (CrossHarbor Capital), and Troy Nedved (Big Sky Resort)


October 3, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Warren Miller Performing Arts Center