Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Penny Redli of Stillwater County


U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Penny Redli for receiving the Museums Association of Montana President’s Award and for her contributions to the greater Stillwater community.

Penni Redli

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week, I have the honor of recognizing the Museum of the Beartooths Director, Penny Redli, for receiving the Museums Association of Montana President’s Award.

Penny Redli lives in Columbus where she serves as the Director of the Museum of the Beartooths. She has worked at the Museum of the Beartooths for just over ten years and under her leadership, the museum community in Montana has grown tremendously. Before her time at the Museum of the Beartooths, she spent nine years working at the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum.

While her extensive time spent working at museums in Montana is notable, it is her passion and dedication to the community that makes her stand out. Her willingness to provide leadership and engage with other organizations around the state has given other museums the opportunity to thrive. Her passion for history and the community has made her a leader among her peers.

I congratulate Penny Redli on her success with the Museum of the Beartooths and thank her for her contributions to Montana and the greater Stillwater community.