News and Press Releases

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu May 14th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to a public hearing on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers (2 Park Drive S) regarding the Proposed 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan discusses the proposed use of 2015/2016 Community Development Block (CDBG) and HOME (HOME) Investment Partnership funds and the program policies and performance.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed May 6th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to a National Heritage Area (NHA) organizational meeting on Monday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (4201 Giant Springs Road).  The purpose of the meeting is to recruit volunteers to help create a NHA. NHAs are a grassroots, community-driven approach to heritage conservation and economic development.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Feb 27th, 2015 | full story
    National Hertiage Area Planning City of Great Falls Montana

    Help us establish a National Heritage Area along the Missouri River Corridor.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Feb 27th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City is required to complete a Consolidated Plan every five years to remain eligible to receive Community Development Block Grant  and HOME Improvement Partnership funds. The City is hosting a public meeting to gather input from public agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses regarding the community’s needs and goals for the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan on Friday, March 13, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S).

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Feb 24th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There will be a Heritage Tourism/NHA follow-up meeting Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Dr S). The meeting will focus on the next steps in the process. Those interested are encouraged to attend.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Jan 26th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

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  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Jan 8th, 2015 | full story
    "Grand Tour" showing historic images of Great Falls

    Don't miss the Grand Tour Heritage Tourism planning event! Those interested in promoting the Great Falls region as a tourist destination will want to attend this event on Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 31, at 8 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Dec 19th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Christmas is just days away and residents are reminded to shop local this holiday season.  According to the Advocates for Independent Business, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $48 stays in the local economy compared to $14 when spent at a national chain. To make this holiday season even merrier, all downtown metered parking is free now through Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 (including weekends and weekdays).

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Dec 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to the City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, December 16, at 7 p.m. to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Needs Public Hearing. During the public hearing, members of the public are encouraged to offer comments and ideas on community issues that may be addressed with CDBG and Home Partnership Investment Program (HOME) funds.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Nov 21st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It’s never truly the holiday season until the City of Great Falls Ornament debuts.  This year’s ornament features the 1914 Masonic Temple and is the seventh in the series featuring significant Great Falls buildings. The ornaments can be purchased for $15 at the Visitor Center, Library, Events Office and Gallery 16.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Sep 24th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    This year marks 100 years of women voting in the State of Montana. The public is invited to a free, fun and educational program Saturday, October 11, from 2-4 p.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center sponsored by the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, the Downtown Chicks and Preservation Cascade, Inc.  The program will include a welcome from Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean, living history performers and storytellers highlighting the significance of the suffrage movement as well as music from the era.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Jun 5th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to an Open House for the Anniversary of the 1964 Flood on Thursday, June 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S). The event will be a casual meet and greet with speakers, exhibits, photographs and information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program and Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM). Light refreshments will be served.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon May 19th, 2014 | full story

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  • Planning and Community Development | Fri May 2nd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission has selected three projects to be honored at the 2014 Preservation Award reception. The reception is open to the public and will be held on Thursday May 22, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu May 1st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    50 years have passed since the 1964 Montana Flood. Next month, the City in collaboration with FEMA, DNRC and Cascade County will be holding a 50th Anniversary event to recognize this historic event. If you have items, photos or stories of the Flood you’d like to share during the Anniversary Event, please contact Charlie Sheets at 455-8431.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Apr 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to the City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., to participate in a public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposed Action Plan. The community Action Plan describes the City’s proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grant funds for the next year.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Feb 5th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Two Great Falls bike and pedestrian improvements projects were recently awarded $500,000 in funding through the State’s new Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program! The approved projects include the West Bank Trail ADA Improvements and the Overlook Drive Access Improvements.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Jan 24th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Planning Advisory Board held a Special Work Session on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Dec 13th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    With only 12 days left before Christmas, residents are reminded of the importance of shopping locally and are encouraged to help support the local Great Falls business community. Downtown metered parking is always free on the weekends and to make this holiday  even brighter, metered parking will be free Wednesday, December 18, through Tuesday, December 24.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Dec 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Tuesday, December 17, at 7 p.m. the public is invited to the City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers, 2 Park Drive S) to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Needs Public Hearing. During the public hearing, members of the public are encouraged to offer comments and ideas on community issues that may be addressed with CDBG and Home Partnership Investment Program (HOME) funds.

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Dec 3rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/HOME Investment Partnership Program Application Workshop is this Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to register by Wednesday, December 5, by calling 455-8407.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There will be a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Workshop on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for those interested in submitting a grant application. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Attendees must register by December 5 by calling 455-8407.

    

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Nov 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls 2013 holiday ornaments have arrived and are available for purchase!  This year’s ornament, designed by local artist Sheree Nelson, features Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. The ornaments can be purchased for $15 at the Visitor Center, Great Falls Public Library, Civic Center Events Office and Gallery 16.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Oct 18th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 2013 Official City of Great Falls holiday ornament has been selected.  This year’s ornament features the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and is designed by local artist Sheree Nelson. The ornaments will be available for purchase beginning next month.

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Aug 27th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29 at 4 p.m., in the Planning and Community Development Department conference room (Room 112) of the Civic Center. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and receive public comment regarding potential project applications for the Montana Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant program.