District #3 (Whitefish and Big Mountain)

Current Term: 2024-2027 | Appointed in 2023 to fill vacancy, elected in 2024

Gary Carmichael was appointed to serve on Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees in 2023 following a vacancy in District 3. He recently retired after a celebrated 33-year career as a history teacher and librarian, including recognition as Montana’s 2007 Teacher of the Year. Gary holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Montana and an M.A. from Western Governors University. Before retiring from the Whitefish School District in June, he taught at Muldown Elementary and the Whitefish Middle and High Schools. He has a broad background of interests and skill sets, including extensive experience with computer coding and years of involvement with the Boy Scouts.