About Andy

Commissioner Hunthausen has served on the Lewis & Clark County Commission since 2007.
He has long-standing family roots in the Helena Valley and in Lewis & Clark County.  Andy was born in Helena and raised in East Helena where his family has lived since 1960.  He graduated from Helena High School in 1983, the University of Montana in Missoula in 1988 and from graduate school in 1993.  Andy is married to Pam Ponich-Hunthausen.  They have two sons Max and Ben.
Commissioner Hunthausen has a vision for Lewis & Clark County that includes: a balanced budget; a county staff that works hard to become more efficient and always looks for opportunities to serve the public better; a county where the citizens enjoy good health and have an improved quality of life; a county that experiences healthy, consistent and well-managed growth; a county that is a great place to work and play; and where good planning leads to a safe and productive community.
Education:
University of Montana, 1988
MSUN – ME.D. 1993
National County Leadership Institute at NYU, 2008
Leadership Montana Class of 2010
Rocky Mountain Leadership Institute Colorado, 2008
Work Experience:
Lewis & Clark County Commissioner
Counselor for the Helena School District
Workforce Investment Program Coordinator at Career Training Institute
Clinical Therapist at Golden Triangle Community Mental Health Services
Private Practice Therapist
Clinical Therapist at Mental Health Services, Inc.
Restorative Justice Trainer
Admissions Counselor at Carroll College
Teacher at St. Brendan’s School, Bothell, Washington
Interests and Achievements / Community Involvement:
Western Montana Mental Health Board of Directors
Helena Chamber of Commerce
Montana Association of Counties Board of Directors
MACo Health and Human Services Committee
MACo Urban Counties Representative
State of Montana Mental Health Oversight Advisory Council
Lewis & Clark County Human Services Taskforce Member
Lewis and Clark County Water Quality Protection District Board Member
Helena Transportation Advisory Council
Helena Community Credit Union Board of Directors
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Carroll College Impact Drive Volunteer
Local Mental Health Advisory Council
Lewis and Clark Public Health Board of Directors
PureView Health Center Board of Directors
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church