Business Improvement District

Established in 1986, the Downtown Helena Business Improvement District is the first and oldest Business Improvement District in the state of Montana.

Mission Statement

The Helena Business Improvement District (BID) is a leader, facilitator, provider and advocate for a planned, creative program that results in the continual improvement of property values and properties in downtown Helena.

The Helena Business Improvement District (BID) continues to be a leading force within the Helena business community. The BID strives to build a stronger and more efficient collaboration among the existing property and business owners through multi-media and electronic based communication and coordination; clean and safe projects; landscaping improvements and stronger promotions. Our mission is to create a vital avenue of support as the organization serving as the catalyst in economic development in the Heart of Helena. The role of the BID is essential for continued success in building the momentum in making Downtown Helena a great place to do business, invest, live, work and play.

BID Boundaries

Downtown Helena, Inc. Board of Trustees

Photo taken 10.30.18


To become a BID Board member you apply with the City of Helena. Trustees serve terms of four (4) years and may serve two (2) consecutive terms.



Mark Roylance, Board Member
428 N. Last Chance Gulch
Term Expires: Term: 10/31/2022

Mark is currently serving his second term.

Al Roy, Board Member
Term Expires: Term: 10/31/19

Al is currently serving is second term.

Rex Seeley, Vice-Chair
708 N Last Chance Gulch
Term Expires: Term: 10/31/20

Rex is serving his second term and was elected board Vice-Chair in February 2019.

Lee Shubert, Chair
21 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 105
Term Expires: Term: 10/31/21

Lee is serving his first term. Lee was elected Chair in February 2019.

Ryan Stavnes, Board Member
Term Expires: Term: 10/31/20

Ryan is serving is first term.

Christopher Taleff, Board Member
Term Expires: 10/31/19

Christopher is serving his first term.

John Grant, Board Member
Term Expires: 10/31/2022

John is serving his first term.

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