Commissioner Wallace moved to Sweet Grass County in 1999 from Craig, Colorado. He has been married to his wife Peggy for 26 years. They have four children; Barbara, Bill, Marlene and Jennifer. Bill and Peggy operated an agricultural operation in Colorado raising sheep and cattle as well as a custom haying operation. Bill also worked for the City of Craig, Colorado for 15 years in the Road & Bridge Department. In 1999 they sold their operation there and moved to Big Timber, where they bought the Otter Creek Gamebird Farm that they still own and operate today. In addition to this, they managed the Sweet Grass Cenex in Big Timber until 2011 when Bill was elected and started serving a 6 year term as Sweet Grass County Commissioner. He is also the Commissioner Representative on both the Noxious Weed Board and the Airport Board of Sweet Grass County.
I am a third generation Montanan, raised in a farming and ranching environment in Sweet Grass County. Born February 1951 in Bozeman Montana. Graduated 8th grade from Dry Creek School, Graduated from Sweet Grass High School in 1969, and then attended Technical school in Billings (graduating from there with high honors). Worked Road Construction operating heavy equipment. Met my Sweetheart Judy in 1972 and married her in February 1973. We decided to quit Road Construction to stay in one place to farm & ranch. We thought it would be the best place to work together, and someday raise a family. We have two grown sons, and one grandson.
Over the course of our 41 years of married life we have bought, built, and sold several businesses and properties. We sold part of the Farm in March 1985 for a down payment on the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile store where we where Trained in Government Type Accounting. Judy & I worked together 24 years at Bob Faw Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Inc until we sold out, and then we had Bob Faw Auto where I sold used vehicles and equipment. In the early 90’s I started a Real Estate office called VIP Realty, and after a couple of years sold it to another Broker. We have Faw Rental Properties which now includes Cottonwood Estates Trailer Park that’s why I am a Licensed State Certified Public Water Operator. Also we have purchased and built B & J Storage which has 3 locations. I have a CDL License with Hazmat for when I delivered fuel for Sweet Grass Cenex. I’ve always worked hard all my life no matter what it might be, and I’ll work hard for you.
In the last 41 years I’ve served on the Grey Cliff School Board, City/County Planning Board, and I’m a Montana Farm Bureau Member. During our time in business we have helped many organizations and individuals financially in one way or another. FFA (which we are lifetime members), 4H, SG Fair, Boys & Girls Scouts, Science Olympiad, Special Olympics, DARE, Big Timber Vol. Fire Depart., SG Sheriff’s Depart., SGHS Booster, SGHS Band, BT Rodeo, 1000 Hands Playground, etc. The list goes on and on, because we helped just about everyone and everything that happened in Big Timber and Sweet Grass County.
3rd COMMISSIONER CURRENTLY VACANT