Montana State University

Community Relations

Montana State University
Culbertson Hall 437
P.O. Box 172630
Bozeman, MT 59717-2630

Chelsea Schmidt

(406) 994-7884

Good Neighbor Committee

The Good Neighbor Committee (GNC) is a collaborative effort between Montana State University, the City of Bozeman and other community partners. Our focus is promoting positive neighborly behaviors and encouraging engagement between community residents and students.

Public Service Announcements

The Good Neighbor Committee, with help from KGLT, produced several public service announcements featuring recognizeable Bozeman residents. The PSA's encourage positive neighborly behaviors.

Ellie Staley - Downtown Bozeman Association

Charlie Gappmeyer - Bozeman Police Department

Lindsay Murdoch - Associated Students of Montana State University

Chris Mehl - City of Bozeman Commissioner

Good Neighbor Bags

The Good Neighbor Committee facilitates four annual "good neighbor" bag campaigns. Bags are delivered to neighborhoods that have been identified as having a high concentration of students. To date, the committee has delivered more than 2,700 bags.

November 2012

February 2013

April 2013

September 2013

November 2013

Committee Members

Allyson Brekke Co-Chair/City Neighborhoods Coordinator
Chelsea Schmidt Co-Chair/Asst. Director of MSU Community Relations
Officer Amy Brooke MSU Police
Aubrey Wall ASMSU Local Government Liaison
Chief Robert Putzke  MSU Police
Ellie Staley  Downtown Bozeman Association
Jess Edelen  Downtown Bozeman Association
Kathy Tanner MSU Office of Student Activities and Engagement
Kendra Rehm  First Security Bank - Local Business Rep
Elizabeth Healy  South Central Neighborhood Association
Kevin O'Brien Peak Property Management - Property Manager Rep
Captain Mark Johnson  City Police
Matt Crosby  MSU Residence Life 
Officer Charley Gappmayer  City Police
Tammie Brown  MSU Residence Life
Terra Shewmaker MSU Dean of Students (Parent/Family Assoc.)