Daniel Kemmis is the author of Community and the Politics of Place, The Good City and the Good Life, and This Sovereign Land: A New Vision for Governing the West. Kemmis was formerly mayor of Missoula, Montana, and a former speaker and minority leader of the Montana House of Representatives. He was awarded the Charles Frankel Prize for outstanding contribution to the field of the humanities by President Clinton, and the Center of the American West awarded him the Wallace Stegner Prize for sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West. In 1995, he was recognized by the Utne Reader as one of its "100 Visionaries." He currently provides consulting and coaching services in the fields of community building, deliberative democracy and collaborative problem solving, philanthropy, and public lands and natural resources.