Brit Fontenot

Director of Economic Development
City of Bozeman

Brit Fontenot is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Bozeman, Montana.  He has worked for the Bozeman community for about 10 years. 

Prior to coming to the City of Bozeman, he served 5 years (2000 – 2005) with the United Nations Compensation Commission at the UN European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.    While serving at the UN Mr. Fontenot assisted a team of legal experts in the processing of claims and payment of compensation for losses and damages suffered as a result of Iraq's 1990 -1991 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

He has served the citizens of Bozeman since 2006.  He has worked for the Bozeman community in various capacities, first as City Clerk then as Assistant to the City Manager with a focus on neighborhoods, then as Assistant to the City Manager with a focus on economic development and is currently the Director of Economic Development responsible for implementing the City’s economic development strategy of job creation and industry diversification. 

Mr. Fontenot engages both public and private sectors to creatively and collaboratively offer solutions to many of the pressing economic issues in and around Bozeman, i.e. job creation, infrastructure improvements, workforce development, sector diversification and access to business related resources and support.  Additionally, he provides support to local business by aiding in the navigation of various local regulatory processes.  Most recently his Department led the effort in establishing a community benefit non-profit organization named Bozeman Fiber, a locally owned open access fiber optic network.

Mr. Fontenot earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana and an M.A. degree in History from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

 

 

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