Montana Board of Pardons & Parole chairman resigns

Posted at 2:05 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 16:05:34-04

HELENA – The chairman of the Montana Board of Pardons & Parole, has announced that he is resigning from his position effective April 30.

A news release from the Montana Department of Corrections says that Scott Cruse is leaving to take a position in Helena with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 

“I want to thank Chair Cruse for the leadership and direction he gave to an agency in transition. His direction was critical to developing a parole process guided by uniformly applied standards.  With the rest of the board, he’s gone a long way toward bringing Montana’s parole system into the new century,” Gov. Steve Bullock said.

Gov. Bullock appointed Cruse to the board in July 2017 after the passage of Senate Bill 64 in the 2017 Legislature reorganized the board into a five-member full-time professional board. 

Cruses’ six-year term would have expired on January 1, 2023. Governor Bullock will need to appoint a new board member and choose the board’s next chair.

“It’s been a great privilege to serve on the board, especially as we’ve transitioned to the professional board structure envisioned by 2017 Legislature,” Cruse said. “The board members and staff are top notch, and we’ve made significant strides in bringing about the reforms enacted during the last session.”

People interested in applying for a position with the Board should apply at, by submitting the application form, resume, CV or biography, and a cover letter.

Candidates can contact Stacey Otterstrom, Boards and Appointments Advisor, with any questions at (406) 444-4405 or at boards@mt.govTo be considered in the first review of applicants, please submit an application by no later than April 20.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

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