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Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2101
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Study Commission Information 2014-2015
The local government review was initiated by Article XI, Section 9 of the 1972 Constitution and the first review was conducted in 1974. Required every ten years, the local government review election asks voters to decide if they want to elect study commissions to review their city and county governments.

In the 2014 primary election, the voters for the City of Hamilton were in favor of having a study commission.
Melvin Monson, Lynette Helgeland, and Robert Smaus were elected as Study Commissioners in the 2014 general election. City Planner/Special Projects Director, Dennis Stranger was appointed as the Ex-Officio and non-voting member by the City Council. 

The purpose of the study commission is to study the existing form and powers of the local government and compare them with other forms available under the laws of the state. The study commission members must write a report detailing their recommendations for changes to the local government.

The final report of the study commission is presented to the voters of the local government for approval or rejection.  The report must be presented to the registered electors for a vote no later than the 2016 general election. 

Please direct questions or comments to : or to the City Clerk, Rose Allen, at ; (406) 363-2101 ext. 30; 223 S. 2nd Street, Hamilton, MT, 59840.