County Happenings

Sunday, February 28, 2021

During this time of adjustment to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, normal services of the Dawson County Commissioners, Mr. Sanderson, Contract Planner for Dawson County and the Dawson County Fair Office have been altered or, in some cases, eliminated all together. Contact these agencies for the latest updates.

On March 2, 2021 at 10 a.m., the Dawson County Commisioners will meet at the Dawson County Courthouse Community Room. For more information, call Dennis Zander, Chairman of the Board at (406) 377-3562.

The regularly scheduled public meetings of the Dawson County Commissioners are held at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.

Anyone wishing to meet with the commissioners can either call or make an appointment to be put on the agenda. Normally, at least one member of the board will be present in the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays.

The commissioners agenda is posted on the website at www.dawsoncountymontana. com and posted on the door of the commissioner’s office at the courthouse by Friday noon before the Tuesday sessions.

Denise Alberts is the contact for the public to access when Mr. Sanderson, Contract Planner for Dawson County, is not in the office. Denise can be reached at (406) 345-4154 or, for the public to access.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, Montana Governor Gianforte rescinded the mask mandate effective Feb. 12, 2021. Counties and local businesses will still have the option to require masks and/or face coverings at their discretion. Currently, Dawson County as a whole does not require masks and that authority will reside with the local Board of Health if and when any action is needed. Some local businesses could potentially stay with some sort of mask policy when entering their establishments and if so, residents will need to follow those specific business’ guidelines.

As for Dawson County operations, first and foremost, best practices will be followed. Our goal has always been to keep the residents of Dawson County safe, that has not changed. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines along with proper hygiene practices, should social distancing not be practical then masks should still be worn. County employees engaging with the public will still be required to wear masks when a barrier or social distancing is not practical.

The Dawson County Airport and Urban Transportation are requiring masks due to the Federal mandate on transportation, other county buildings and departments may have certain masking requirements when entering but will be clearly marked if so required.

With numbers of cases and hospitalizations decreasing, hopefully the light is at the end of tunnel is near and we can all soon go back to a more normal existence once again.


Dawson County Board of Commissioners