Contributor Bios

Daniel Kemmis

Daniel Kemmis is a senior fellow at the Center for the Rocky Mountain West, former Mayor of Missoula, Montana, and a former Speaker and Minority Leader of the Montana House of Representatives. He serves on numerous boards and committees for environmental organizations. He has authored several books, most notably "Community and The Politics of Place" and "The Good City and the Good Life." He has had articles published in national and regional magazines and journals on public policy in the West, democratic theory and practice, community and community building, and bioregionalism, and he is frequently invited to speak on these and related topics at regional and national conferences. In 1998, the Center of the American West awarded him the Wallace Stegner Prize for sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West.