Welcome to Columbia Falls!


City Of Columbia Falls
City Hall
130 6th St West
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

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Columbia Falls citizens voted in June 2014 to conduct a local government review. The citizens are asked every 10 years if they would like to study the local government. In November, Columbia Falls city voters will elect three members to a Local Government Study Commission. The Commission will then spend the next 2 years completing the local government review. Persons interested in serving on the Local Government Study Commission must complete the necessary paperwork by the August 11, 2014 deadline for the November 2014 Election. Please read the document attached below for more information:

Local Govt Review Info



New Green Box Hours – The Flathead County Green Box Site located on Best Way near Columbia Falls will have new hours beginning May 16th through September 30th – 9 am to 6 pm. This is a change from 8 am to 5 pm to better allow residents to get to the site outside of regular work hours. 

Where to Recycle 
“Click Here” 2014-Waste Not Brochure


2013 Annual Drinking Water Report 6-17-2014  NEW

 2012 Annual Drinking Water Report  05-17-13
2011 Annual Drinking Water Report 05-14-12

Spring Newsletter 2014
Fall Newsletter 2013
Spring Newsletter 2013

City of Columbia Falls Mission Statement:

The mission of the city of Columbia Falls is to foster a community that appeals to individuals, families, businesses and investors. Columbia Falls is a city that encourages individual rights and responsibilities, promotes aesthetics and recreation, and provides safety and security. By listening to its citizens and responding to their needs, by respecting diversity and differences of opinion, and by evaluating the status quo and practicing thoughtful planning, the city provides excellent value at reasonable cost.

Facts and Figures

Incorporated: 1909
Population: Per the 2010 Census = 4,688.

Acres: 912.3

Form of Government: Commission – Manager (Council – Manager)
Members are elected at large on a staggered 4 year term.

Regular City Council Meetings occur on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month

Number of City Employees – 31

City Department Heads

City Manager – Susan M. Nicosia, CPA, MPA
City Attorney – Justin Breck
Deputy City Attorney – Stephanie Breck
Police Chief – David Perry
Fire Chief – Rick Hagen
Public Works Director – Grady Jenkins
City Clerk – Barb Torres
City Treasurer – Todd Watkins
City Judge – Susan “Tina” Gordon
Building Inspector – Virgil Bench

Learn more about the city departments here.