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    Bozeman's Economic Development presented by Brit Fontenot

    Date: December 10, 2020, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    PayneWest Insurance
    1105 E Main St
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    FREE for all attendees
    Event Type:
    GHVRA Hosted - Meeting
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    Generally, the GVHRA meetings are held according to the following schedule; however, please refer to the specific meeting flyer sent via email from the GVHRA President as dates/times/locations are subject to change.

    11:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: Registration
    11:30 a.m.—Noon: Lunch
    Noon– 1:00 p.m.: PRESENTATION

    BIO of Presenter:  Brit Fontenot is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Bozeman, Montana.  He has worked for the Bozeman community for 14 years. Prior to coming to the City of Bozeman, Brit served 5 years (2000 – 2005) with the United Nations Compensation Commission at the UN European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.    While serving at the UN he assisted a team of legal experts in the processing of claims and payment of compensation for losses and damages suffered as a result of Iraq's 1990 -1991 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.  Brit has served the citizens of Bozeman since 2006.  He has worked for the Bozeman community in various capacities, first as City Clerk, next as the City’s Neighborhood Coordinator, then as Assistant to the City Manager with a focus on economic development and is currently the Director of Economic Development.  Brit earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana and an M.A. degree in History from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

    Presentation Description: 

    As the Director of Economic Development, Brit Fontenot is responsible for implementing the City’s economic development strategy of job creation and industry diversification.  Additionally, in January, 2019, Brit assumed the responsibility of merging both the Parking Division and Neighborhoods Program with the City of Bozeman’s Economic Development Department.  He actively engages both public and private sectors to creatively and collaboratively offer solutions to many of the pressing economic issues in and around Bozeman and the region, i.e. job creation, infrastructure improvements, workforce development, sector diversification and access to business related resources and support.  These efforts, and those of committed community partners and stakeholders, knit together interdependent urban and rural economies.  Additionally, he provides support to local business by aiding in the navigation of various local regulatory processes.  He feels strongly that relationships and teamwork are keys to success.  In the context of partnering with HR, today's program will address:

    Part 1.   Introduction to Bozeman’s Economic Development

    Part 2.   Business Recovery and Resiliency in a Pandemic

    Part 3.   Bozeman’s Influence on the World

    1)      Myanmar

    2)      Vietnam

    3)      Ukraine

    To make a reservation, please click on the "Reservations" tab on the website, then search for the appropriate meeting date.  The location requires a 48 hours confirmation of attendees for catered events; therefore, reservation links are active two weeks prior to the event and close the Monday prior to the event.  Also, let us know when you RSVP if you will need any accommodation.

    RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and caterers to accommodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.