Montana Conservation Voters


Montana Conservation Voters is a statewide membership organization serving as the political voice of Montana’s conservation and environmental community.

MCV shines a spotlight on the votes and actions of elected officials – from the Courthouse to Congress – affecting clean air and water, open spaces, wildlife, and public health. MCV works for responsible stewardship of Montana’s incredible natural assets by providing voter participation services
to over 35,000 conservationists.

Carson Taylor, Bozeman Mayor

Here is what Carson has to say about Heide:

"Heide, a decade long veteran of the Bozeman School Board, understands managing growth.  She is committed to our Community and City Climate Action Plans, as demonstrated through her efforts in building an environmentally sound high school.  She believes in tax fairness and inclusionary zoning to create affordable housing and a sustainable Bozeman.  She believe that impact fees are necessary in order to have a financially sustainable city.  Alongside candidates Chris Mehl and Terry Cunningham, Heide could contribute her experience as meteorologist and education to create logical and efficient solutions to Bozeman's growth.  Heide, unlike some of the other candidates, understands the issues, and prepare to create intergovernmental relationships over the next four years to address these issues."

Montanans for Sensible Government

"Arneson is an Air Force veteran and former “rocket scientist” who taught aviation meteorology at Gallatin College. She has a mastery of detail and strategic thinking; qualities that would serve her well as the Commission forges a strategy for smart growth. Arneson has been serving all her life; “I’ve been a volunteer since I was fifteen.” She has served for ten years on the Bozeman School Board where she demonstrated a commitment, leadership and ability to build partnerships that were critical to the success of the most recent $125 million high school bond.

She is committed to forging a smart and inclusive strategic plan for the city to grow while maintaining quality of life; building affordable housing; and working with the county. Like Mayoral candidate Chris Mehl, she is committed to tax fairness, and better communication and transparency in city government. Arneson thinks the city can build partnerships with the county, business community and other Montana cities to pass legislation allowing communities to pass their own local option tourist taxes."