Community Needs Assessment

Thank you for sharing your voice in our Community Needs Assessment survey!

By participating in our survey, you helped us understand the emerging and ongoing needs within Gallatin, Park, and Meagher counties. The responses gathered provided HRDC with information about who and what partners/agencies may be working on issues and where gaps in community services lie.

Your participation in the Town Hall Discussions was essential in augmenting your survey responses and guided discussions on critical needs in your community.

After surveying and visiting the communities within our service area, HRDC has finalized its Community Needs Assessment. Our Community Needs Assessment report includes a profile of each community detailed with current demographic data, survey participant data, and our customer data. It includes a summary of the survey results, the top needs that surfaced, and townhall discussion notes. Also, our survey tool and overall demographic data can be found in the Appendix.

Town Hall Discussions:

As we move forward with our Strategic Planning process we would like to invite you to attend one of our follow up town hall discussions. We will be reviewing the results of our Community Needs Assessment, the highlights of our stakeholder discussions, and our goals and potential strategies as it pertains to each community in our service area. This will be a unique opportunity for community members and stakeholders to provide us with feedback to be included in our Strategic Plan, which then will guide our organization over the course of the next three years.

Monday, May 8th
Livingston, City-County Community Room, 5:30 PM

Tuesday, May 9th
Gardiner, Community Room, 7:15 PM

Thursday, May 11th
Belgrade, Belgrade Community Library, 5:30 PM

Monday, May 15th
Big Sky, Big Sky Chapel, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 17th
Bozeman, Willson School Library, 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 18th
Three Forks – Methodist Church Annex, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 23rd
White Sulphur Springs, 2 Basset Brewery, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 24th
Manhattan, Manhattan Senior Center, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 30th
West Yellowstone, Povah Community Center, 6:00 PM

For more information about HRDC’s Community Needs Assessment,
contact Maggie at or call (406) 585-4861.