Copple announces candidacy for Ward 4 seat



Community organizer Caitlin Copple announced through social media today her intention to run for City Council in Ward 4.

In addition to Twitter, Copple posted a letter to friends, family and fellow Missoulians on Facebook.

I’m running for council because I believe in safeguarding the quality of life we enjoy in Missoula: ensuring a safe and welcoming community for all people, protecting and expanding our open space and recreational opportunities, and supporting an economic climate that encourages investment in our people while respecting our community’s values and environment. I hope to bring positive energy and a friendly attitude to the council and work to build bridges between council members and among my constituents — a skill I’ve developed as a nonprofit leader and community organizer.

She writes her website ( will be online soon. Copple has worked for the YWCA and Pride Foundation, among other local nonprofits.

Filing for council seats has been slow. As of last month, no one had filed yet for Ward 4. Copple is running for the seat currently occupied by Lyn Hellegaard.

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