Term Ends: 2020
Dennis Clairmont, 67, was born in St. Ignatius and graduated from Ronan High School. His University of Montana classes were put aside for a stint in the US Navy where he was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. He finished his undergrad at Montana State University in agriculture production and range science.
Dennis worked for tribal forestry and fire control before beginning a 38-year career in the Tribal Lands Department where he focused on range management and conservation. As he neared retirement, he wanted to apply his experience in helping Tribal Council where he now represents the Pablo District.
Dennis is one of 12 siblings. He raised a family of his own and now resides on a small ranch near Pablo.