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Commissioner Skinner - Bio
JOE P. SKINNER
4400 SWAMP ROAD
BELGRADE, MT 59714
406-581-2589

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
Commissioner Skinner is a life long resident of Gallatin County.  He has been married to JoJo for 42 years.  They have two sons – Luke and Jake.  Joe was involved in a successful agricultural operation for 25 years raising seed potatoes, alfalfa and beef cattle.  Joe is an advocate of conservation practices and has experimented with and implemented alternative grazing systems and riparian management practices.  He graduated from Manhattan High School and received a B.S. degree in Fish & Wildlife Management from MSU.
Joe served nine years on the Gallatin County Planning Board and ran successfully for the County Commission in 2004, taking office on January 1, 2005.  He enjoys fly fishing, elk hunting and taking church mission trips – having traveled to Haiti, India and Nepal.

EXPERIENCE:
2017 – Present                Re-elected to serve a six year term as Gallatin County Commissioner.
2011 – 2016                   Re-elected to serve a six-year term as Gallatin County Commissioner.
2005 – 2010                   Elected to serve a six-year term as a Gallatin County Commissioner.
1995 – 2004                   Gallatin County Planning Board Member
1978 – 2003                   Rancher/Farmer
1976 – Present                Gallatin Beef Producers (Former Director & President)

EDUCATION:
High School Diploma – Manhattan High School
Fish & Wildlife Management B.S. Degree – Montana State University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & PROJECTS:
Growth Policy Implementation Program
Gallatin County Weed Summit
Capital Improvement Program Development
Gallatin County Drug Treatment Court support
Norther Rocky Mountain Development District
Western Montana Mental Health
Crises Intervention Training


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