Big SKy Community Profile

In your community

Big Sky
HRDC exists to instill hope, develop resources, design solutions, and change lives.

We aim to be a place where poverty has no impact because opportunities and quality of life are equally afforded to everyone. We are active in communities throughout Southwest Montana. Below is a snapshot of our impact in your community throughout the last year. This is made possible by local community partnerships and services designed to meet unique community needs.

HRDC

352

Lives positively impacted
by HRDC

15

Unique servces provided from our family of programs

Homeownership

10

Individuals completed homebuyer education

Housing

1

Families rental assistance to obtain
and/or maintain housing

ENERGY

7

Families received help with their winter heating bills ($399 average benefit)

Food Security

389

Families received emergency food assistance.

Seniors

2

Seniors received free monthly supplemental groceries

shelter

4

Individuals provided a warm, safe place to sleep in the winter months at the Warming Center

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Brooke Poole

Public Sector

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Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.