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.

1. Belgrade: May 8th, 5:30 pm, Belgrade Library
2. Manhattan: May 10th, 11:30 am, Manhattan Senior Center
3. Livingston: May 23rd, 6:00 pm, Shane Center
4. Gardiner: May 24th, 6:00 pm, Gardiner Community Center
5. Bozeman: June 5th, 6:00 pm, Bozeman Library
6. White Sulphur Springs: June 6th, 5:00 pm, Meagher County Community Center
7. West Yellowstone: June 11th, 5:00 pm, Povah Center
8. Big Sky: June 13th, 5:00 pm, Big Sky Chapel

For more information about HRDC’s Community Needs Assessment,
contact Johnny at or call (574) 303-9946