Welcome Dan Ritter

danritter We are pleased to announce that Governor Bullock has appointed Dan Ritter of Lakeside as the new Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Community Service. Dan is a Helena native and Carroll College Alumnus. He brings a strong business background and leadership experience to the office, as he was a realtor, worked the 2013, 2011, and 2009 Legislative Sessions, and has managed and owned a small business. Dan started on June 24 and can be reached at dritter2@mt.gov or 406-444-2573.

Message from Governor Bullock:

"I am pleased that Dan will be leading the Office of Community Service team. I trust his business and leadership background will bring great value to the office and his co-workers. I have always believed that volunteers are the true change-makers in our communities, and I sincerely look forward to the work that the office will do to address some of our most pressing challenges in Montana, like encouraging early education and ending childhood hunger. Welcome aboard, Dan, and best of luck to the Office of Community Service in their important work."

Additional Staff ChangesJim auer2

We are also happy to announce that Jim Auer has transitioned into the position of Grants Manager! Jim has been the AmeriCorps Grants Coordinator since 2010 and will bring his eye for detail and passion for service into the management of both our AmeriCorps State Grants and ReadyMontana Grants. Jim can be reached at jauer2@mt.gov or 406-444-5547.


Janet Harper 005We also say thanks and goodbye to Janet Harper whose last day is July 11. Janet has been our Program Assistant since last fall and was an integral part in planning the ServeMontana Symposium this winter. We thank Janet for all her hard work and wish her the best with her future endeavors!


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