Montana State University

Local Government Center

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170535
Bozeman, MT 59717-0535

Tel: (406) 994-6694
Fax: (406) 994-1905
Location: 235 Culbertson


Dan Clark

Program Coordinator:

Ashley Kent

Local Government Center

Faculty and Staff

Dan Clark, Director of the Montana State University Local Government Center Dan Clark, Director


Phone: 406-994-7756

Dan Clark joined the Local Government Center in April 2008. He has been serving Montana since 1997.  Prior to joining the MSU Local Government Center, he served as the Statewide Director for the Montana Horizons program from 2006 to 2008. Previously, Dan worked as a Montana State University Extension faculty member in Teton County from 1997 to 2006.  During this time, he served as Mayor of Choteau, Montana for four years.  He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Arizona in Agricultural Education and taught high school agriculture for three years before joining Extension.  

# Paul Lachapelle, Community Development Specialist


Phone: 406-994-3620

Paul is the Montana State University Extension Community Development Specialist. His general responsibilities involve providing research, technical assistance and trainings and workshops on various community development topics to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of communities across the state. Specifically, he works toward providing resources and programs in many areas including community strategic visioning, local governance, leadership development training, community tourism assessment and development, economic and business development, business retention and expansion projects, community profiling, conflict management and resolution, economic impact assessments, planning facilitation, and community surveys. Click here to read more about Paul's background and experience.