Mayor Wilmot Collins
Wilmot Collins is the Mayor of Helena, Montana. Born in Liberia, Collins arrived to the US as a refugee in 1994. He was elected Mayor in 2017, defeating a four-term incumbent to become the first black person to be elected the mayor of any city in the history of
Montana since statehood.
Presently, Wilmot is a Child Protection Specialist with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Montana, Helena College, and a U. S. Navy Reservist. Prior to working with MT DPHHS, Wilmot worked at VA Montana for many years as an Administrative Officer for Facility Management and also as a Public Affairs Specialist and Minority Veterans Program Coordinator. Wilmot is very active on several boards: United Way of Lewis and Clark Area, Lutheran
Immigration and Refugee Service, and Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance. Wilmot holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.
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