State Records Committee

State Records Committee

In 1977, the Montana Legislature recognized the importance of preserving and properly disposing of public records. That year, it created a State Records Committee and assigned it the task of monitoring record retention and disposal. No public record may be disposed of without the approval of the committee.  If you have questions please email us at or call 406-444-9000.

Next State Records Committee Meeting
June 22nd, 2017
Capitol Building, Room 455
1301 E. 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620

State Records Committee Meeting Minutes »
State Records Committee Guidelines for Records Managers
Guidelines for Executive Branch Agency Heads

Members of the State Records Committee are:

  • Peter Wiseman, Department of Administration
  • Deborah Butler, Legislative Audit Division
  • Jodie Foley, Montana Historical Society – State Archives
  • Dawn Anderson, Department of Justice
  • Joe DeFilippis, Secretary of State’s Office – Records and Information Management
  • Rachel Young, Secretary of State’s Office – Records and Information Management
  • Andy Huff, Governor’s Office
  • Audrey Hinman, State CIO’s Office
  • Ed Smith, Clerk of Supreme Court
  • Gretchen Bingman, Department of Administration
  • Jeff Sillick, Department of Transportation
  • Mark Sullivan, Department of Revenue
  • Chelsi Rife, Department of Agriculture
  • KarenDe Herman, Department of Natural Resources
  • Joyce Wittenberg, Department of Environmental Quality

The committee meets at least quarterly. To submit a request for disposal, complete Disposal Request Form RM 5 and email the signed form to: