Lisa Triepke and I served together on our local school board for many years. During that time I have been a friend and supporter of hers, and I have been the target of her anger and hostility.
Triepke did not understand the important line that separates the functions of the school administrators, and the proper role of the school Board of Trustees. As a result, she frequently came across as judgmental, unsupportive and someone who tried to micromanage others.
When Triepke was critical of work performed by other trustees, administration or staff, rarely would she suggest constructive ways of improvement.
I witnessed multiple meetings where she became so angry that she left before the meeting was concluded, and at one of the meetings she issued an inappropriate expletive at a person while she left.
Triepke did not take responsibility for her actions. When she made procedural mistakes, errors or incorrect accusations, she merely moved on and pretended they never happened.
I have observed her temper, lack of leadership skills and poor decision-making ability. These are some very basic requirements we expect from our civic leaders. Lisa Triepke is certainly not qualified to run an organization of any size, much less a great place like Missoula.