Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Layla Eichler of Jefferson County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Layla Eichler of Jefferson County for her passion for helping others build better lives.

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: HERE.

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record: 


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Layla Eichler of Jefferson County for her passion for helping others build better lives.

Layla Eichler is a Treatment Coordinator for the First Judicial District Treatment Court. Layla travels all across Montana to work with judges and their staff to create positive life changes for those who are suffering from substance dependency and substance abuse.

Layla has been a passionate leader of her team since 2015, providing activities, resources and kindness for participants in her program. Most importantly, she dedicates her time building a community for those impacted by the vicious cycle of addiction. Layla sacrifices her personal time and money to create activities for participants to enjoy and try something new. For example, every week she hikes a new location with the participants.

Since December of 2019, the number of graduates through her program has reached close to 40. The number of drug-free babies born has increased from 11 to 13. Four GEDs have been obtained. Seven have enrolled in college or graduated.

The lives Layla has touched have been made better by her unrelenting dedication to see her participants succeed.

It is my honor to recognize Layla for her selfless efforts to support her fellow Montanans to build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.