Kelly A. Lynch, JD, AICP

Executive Director

Kelly A. Lynch, JD, AICP Executive Director

Kelly has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and local government advocate. She focuses on collaboration between public agencies, the private sector, and elected officials with diverse backgrounds to provide creative, efficient, and effective leadership for Montana’s communities.

She has served as Deputy Director and General Counsel of the League since 2016. Prior to joining the League, Kelly served as Community Development Division Administrator and Special Projects Legal Counsel for the Montana Department of Commerce.

Originally from East Helena, Kelly earned her Master’s degree in Urban Planning and law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Thomas Jodoin, JD

Deputy Director and Legal Counsel

Thomas Jodoin, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel

Thomas is responsible for drafting legislation, providing research and advice for member municipal officials, and representing MLCT on internal matters and before the state legislature, state agencies, and the courts on various matters affecting municipalities for the benefit of League and Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority members.

Phone (406) 442-8768
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Leandra Lipson

Public Affairs Director

Leandra Lipson, Public Affairs Director

Leandra joined the Montana League of Cities and Towns on the 24th of October as your new Public Affairs Director. Most recently, Leandra served as the Communications and Resource Development Director for Montana Nonprofit Association. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Montana. Leandra has a passion for utilizing her skills and experience in communications, advocacy, public relations, and fundraising to achieve mission driven goals and looks forward to putting this knowledge to use at MLCT. When not advocating for worthy causes, Leandra enjoys volunteering her time at her daughter’s elementary school and walking the newest addition to her family, a very fun and fluffy doodle dog named Gus.

Phone (406) 442-8768
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Executive Assistant
Sandy Lang
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Billing/General Inquiries
Nick Haswell
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