President Mickelsen Appointed to Get Outdoors Montana Advisory Committee

Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of Dr. Scott R. Mickelsen, Dawson Community College President, to the Get Outdoors Montana (GO-MT) Advisory Council. The council supports the mission of the Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation of enhancing Montana’s outdoor recreation economy.

“I am extremely excited about this appointment,” said Dr. Mickelsen. “Growing up on a large cattle ranch, I fell in love with the outdoors. It is an honor to serve the state in a way that aligns with my upbringing and desires.”

DCC President, Dr. Scott Mickelsen

Dr. Mickelsen’s appointment gives eastern Montana another voice on a council comprised primarily of members from the western half of the state. “I am honored to provide representation from Montana’s frontier and help showcase our many outdoor recreation opportunities – Makoshika, our largest state park; the Badlands; paddlefishing; and the mighty Yellowstone River.”

The Get Outdoors Montana Advisory Council was created in July 2018. Its other appointees include members of the outdoor recreation industry; recreation user and interest groups; conservation and stewardship organizations; and local, tribal, state, and federally employed land stewards.

The council guides efforts of the Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation by providing feedback and various perspectives on outdoor recreation issues, reviewing and commenting on strategic action plans, and providing resources and information on outdoor recreation topics.

“I look forward to what we can do for Montana and look forward to serving and working with all involved,” Mickelsen said.

For more information on Dr. Mickelsen’s appointment to the Get Outdoors Montana Advisory Council, contact Janelle M. Olberding, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at 406-377-9444 or

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