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Jim Oliverson named Great Chief by Kalispell Chamber


Jim Oliverson, retired vice president of community relations at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, was recognized with the 2017 Great Chief Award by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce during its 113th annual banquet held Thursday, November 9.

The award, the oldest and most prestigious award the Kalispell Chamber bestows, was given to Oliverson in recognition of his sense of service and his many years of dedication in support of the Flathead Valley community.

Oliverson worked at Kalispell Regional Healthcare for 39 years in various capacities. In addition to his 20 years as vice president of community relations, Jim also served as interim chief executive office, chief operating officer and director of human resources.

Oliversion spent his career heavily involved in several Flathead Valley nonprofits and has been an active member of the chambers of commerce throughout northwest Montana, including Kalispell, Polson, Whitefish and Columbia Falls.