Ms. Lynda Bourque Moss

Vice Chair
Joined Northwest Area Foundation: February 2013

Lynda Bourque Moss served two terms in the Montana State Senate, where she worked on policies ranging from historic preservation and social justice to planning and health care. She formerly held executive director positions at the Foundation for Community Vitality and the Western Heritage Center. An artist by training, Moss has initiated regional and international cultural and economic development programs linking non-governmental organizations, foundations, and government agencies.

Moss serves on boards of directors for the Montana State Fund and the American Craft Council. She has also served on boards for Friends of Montana PBS, Montana Governor’s Tourism Advisory Council, and the American Association of Museums. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award, the Montana Wilderness Association’s Brass Lantern Award, and the National Park Service’s National Conservation Hero Award.

A resident of Billings, MT, Moss holds a bachelor’s from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a master’s from the University of Northern Iowa and a master of fine arts from Montana State University.