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NRHC Board of Directors and Staff

Board Members

Tate Jones, President
Stan Cohen, Vice President
Gen. M.Y. 'Bo' Foster, Treasurer

Staff

Jim Azzara, Executive Director
Bruce Bourdeau, Facilities Technician

Directors

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Tate Jones
President

Tate Jones

President, NRHC Board of Directors

B.A., International Studies, Macalester College
M.A., American History, George Washington University

Montana Historian; UM doctoral candidate

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Stan Cohen
Vice President

Stan Cohen

Vice President

Missoula Publisher, historical author, local civic leader

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Gen. M.Y. 'Bo' Foster
Treasurer

Gen. M.Y. 'Bo' Foster

Treasurer

WWII retired Brigadier General; local civic leader

Staff

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Jim Azzara
Executive Director

Jim Azzara

Executive Director, NRHC

B.A. Political Science, Rutgers University
B.A Keyboard Studies, Rutgers University
Diploma Program: Piano, Juilliard School of Music
M.A. Political Theory, Rutgers University

Jim has 28 years experience in Montana public policy issues including serving as a Montana State Legislator. He is also a former teacher, a pianist, and has a background in several areas of social service and non-profits. His environmental concerns led him to serve on the Missoula Environmental Action Committee, the Mayor's Open Space Advisory Committee, the state Legislative Interim Committee on Urban Greenbelt, and the county Commissioners' Urban Advisory Board.

His experience in historic preservation and local growth policies includes being a founding member of the Southside Neighborhood Alliance, vice chair of the state Select Legislative Committee on Economic Development, and Project Director of the Montana Committee for the Humanities Seminars on Local Growth Policy. His other leadership roles include the Governor's Advisory Committee on Emergency Planning, the Research and Policy Program Coordinator of the National Resources Defense Council (regional office), and Citizen Chair of the Missoula Health Board Citizen Advisory Panel.

Jim's other interests include music, exploration of Montana's mountains & forests, nature photography and political/environmental issue research.

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Bruce Bourdeau
Facilities Technician

Bruce Bourdeau

Facilities Technician

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