AMRPE Organization

board members

AMRPE Organization

board-members

Our board of directors is made up of retired public employees like yourself, who work on a volunteer basis. Primary expenses are employment of a lobbyist and member communication, recruitment and retention. We also funded the GABA lawsuit with donations from members.

Lyle Manley

He retired from the Legal Services unit of the Montana Department of Transportation in 2009 after working for over thirty years at the state. He joined the board in 2013 and currently serves as the President.

Melanie Symons

She retired from the state of Montana in July 2019 with over 35 years of service. Melanie was legal counsel for the Montana Public Employees’ Retirement Board from 2001 until she retired

Geoff Badenoch

He retired after 20 years as the Executive Director of the Missoula Redevelopment Agency in 2004. He was born and raised in Montana. He spends his time hiking, volunteering, and serving on several non-profit boards in Missoula.

James Driggers

He retired from the Department of Public Health and Human Services after 31 years as a state employee. He serves as the Treasurer. James has two sons and lives in Helena with his wife, Elly, who is a retired public school teacher.

Patty Mott

She retired from the Department of Labor in 2012. She joined the board in 2015.

Dale Boespflug

He retired in 2002 after 31 years of service with the Department of Public Health and Human Services. He joined the board in 2013.

Jim Lewis

He retired from the Montana Department of Transportation in 2011. He joined the board in 2013.

Leo Hudetz

He joined the board in January 2019. Leo retired from Billings Public Schools in 2015 and also worked previously for Yellowstone County.

Lois Menzies

She retired from the state of Montana in 2011 after 32 years of service.  Lois was the Supreme Court administrator at the time of her retirement.  She joined the board in 2022.

AMRPE Orgnization

AMRPE Committees

Constitution and By-Laws: Jim Lewis*, Melanie Symons, Geoff Badenoch, Lyle Manley
Contractor Coordination: James Driggers*, Leo Hudetz, Geoff Badenoch
Legislation: Mike O’Connor*, Melanie Symons, Jim Lewis, James Driggers, Lois Menzies
Membership: Patty Mott*, Melanie Symons, Geoff Badenoch
Nominating: Dale Boespflug*, Lois Menzies, Lyle Manley
Audit Committee: Dale Boespflug*, Leo Hudetz
SEGBAC: Jim Lewis.
*Denotes the chair of the committee

Please send your comments or questions to inquiry@amrpe.org and your email will be directed to the appropriate board member. You can also call the office at 406-442-4934