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BRENT TESKE, Mayor:  Brent was elected to City Council in 2013. Brent is self-employed. Brent is a US Navy Veteran and a former City of Libby Police Officer. He is a past Board member of the Igniters Car Club. Lincoln County Veterans Memorial Committee Board member, David Thompson Search & Rescue Board member, Roughnecks Motorcycle Club Board member and a member of The Heritage Museum Rail Road Committee.

PEGGY WILLIAMS, Councilperson: Peggy Williams is the senior Council member being elected to City Council in 2007.  She was re-elected in 2015 on a third term.  She has served as treasurer for Kootenai Heritage Council, as long time STOKR volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and as an active participant in Nordicfest. Peggy is Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln County Broadcasters, Inc., parent of KLCB and KTNY, Libby.

BRIAN ZIMMERMAN, Councilperson:  Brian was elected to the council in 2016.  He is a resident of Libby for the past 23 years and has raised a family here.  Brian is employed by Timberline Auto but has also worked with Noble Excavating, the City of Libby, Stimson Lumber, Big Sky Power and the LP Mill to list a few.  Brian was also a Volunteer Member of the Libby Fire Department from 1999 to 2014.

GARY BEACH, Councilperson: Gary was appointed in September 2016 to fill a vacant seat on the Council. He has been in Libby since 1989 and graduated from Libby High School in 1995. Throughout his professional career, Gary has had a varied history of experiences which include 12 years of managerial, personnel management, project managing, emergency management as well as dealing with large budgets of construction budgets. Currently employed at Timberline Auto as a service manager, other local employers have included, Noble Excavating, Stimson Lumber Co, as well as various others.

KRISTIN SMITH, Councilperson: Kristin moved to Libby to further her career in community planning and redevelopment in 2009.  After the birth of her first child that coincided with reduced workload, she jumped into local entrepreneurship as the co-founder of the Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company. “I knew a move to Libby would inspire life-altering decisions and being surrounded by people with similarly adventurous spirits has been a terrific opportunity in the human experience. On the map of Montana, this small town in the northwest corner of the state is surrounded by the green of public forests that I cherish for all they symbolize, and the opportunity to grow roots here is quite appealing.” Kristin was appointed to the Council in 2016 to fill a vacant seat.

GARY ARMSTRONG, Councilperson: Gary was appointed to City Council in April 2017, having recently moved to Libby with his wife JoAnn, a 1968 Libby Logger graduate. Gary is a retired metal fabricator/mechanic/machinist/safety coordinator, a metal sculptor, and holds a Paralegal degree. He is a STOKR volunteer, assists The Pitiful Players with set construction, and is a member of the Igniters Car Club. Gary is also past President, V.P, and Sec. of the oldest sports car club in Washington, and was a promoter, competitor and organizer of competition events for over 25 years. He is delighted to call Libby his home after a lifetime in big cities.

ANGEL FORD, Councilperson: Angel moved to Libby in December of 2016 and was appointed to the council in May 2017. She is the co-owner of Angels Variety store, APS security and Angel’s Mobil notary. Angel raised 4 kids and has 4 grand kids.  She has a BA in Law and Justice from Central WA University.  Angel was a social worker for Washington State for 15 years, sub teacher, bus driver and foster parent. Angel volunteered for the Red Cross as a CPR and first aid instructor, girl scout leader, soccer couch and was a Chamber Ambassador in Seaside Or.

Contact City Council

Brent Teske
Phone: 406-291-9311
libbylocal@yahoo.com

Peggy Williams
Phone: 406-293-6234
406-293-1704
flourgardener@yahoo.com

Brian Zimmerman
Phone: 406-283-1177
zimmyz@live.com

Gary Beach
Phone: 406-334-0233
gbeach76@gmail.com

Kristin Smith
Phone: 406-240-1494
kristin.smith@cityoflibby.com

Gary Armstrong
gary.armstong@cityoflibby.com

COMMITTEES

CEMETERY/PARKS

Chair: Peggy Williams
Gary Armstrong
Angel Ford

BUILDING

Chair: Gary Beach
Brian Zimmerman
Angel Ford

RESOLUTION/ORDINANCE

Chair: Kristin Smith
Peggy Williams
Brian Zimmerman

WATER/SEWER

Chair: Brian Zimmerman
Gary Beach
Gary Armstrong

LIGHTS./STREETS/SIDEWALKS

Chair: Gary Beach
Brian Zimmerman
Kristin Smith

BUDGET/FINANCE

Chair: Peggy Williams
Angel Ford
Kristin Smith

FIRE

Chair: Brian Zimmerman
Gary Armstrong
Angel Ford

JUDICIAL
**Appointed as needed to fill City Judge Position

PERSONNEL
**Only as it deals with union contracts
Chair: Brian Zimmerman
Gary Armstrong
Angel Ford

CAG REPRESENTATIVE

TBA

KRDC REPRESENTATIVE

Brian Zimmerman

CITY/COUNTY HEALTH BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

Lynn Thompson