A Message from Mayor Wilmot Collins
"I’m saddened to share the news of Commissioner Eric Feaver’s passing yesterday. Eric was a fixture in local and state politics for decades and he leaves behind an incredible legacy of public service and advocacy for worker’s rights. I am proud to have served the City of Helena alongside him. I grieve with his friends and family, whom he spoke of fondly and often in our Commission meetings. Our Helena community will not be the same without him.”
Born in Wyoming, raised in Oklahoma, seven years a resident of Washington D.C., Commissioner Feaver moved to Helena in 1974. Along the way he married, earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma, an MA from the University of Maryland, and a Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star in Vietnam.
Once in Montana, Commissioner Feaver taught in Helena public schools for ten years before assuming a near forty-year career heading up Montana’s largest labor union retiring as president of the Montana Federation of Public Employees in June 2020.
Commissioner Feaver is survived by his wife Ellen, two daughters and six grandchildren.
Issued: Thursday, June 6, 2022