Tyler Gernant was first elected Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer in 2014. Prior to that, he was an attorney in private practice focusing on small business development, real estate, taxation, securities, and contracts. When he was elected Clerk and Treasurer, Tyler was a principal at Callaghan and Gernant, P.C. Prior to practicing law, he worked in various positions on federal political campaigns ranging from Congressional to Presidential.
During Tyler's tenure as Missoula County Clerk and Treasurer, he made Missoula County the first and only county in Montana to make all real estate records available for free online. Granting the public free access to these records allows Missoula County to function efficiently with far fewer staff than comparably sized counties, as staff time is not needed to look up records. Tyler also instituted the first program allowing citizens the ability to title and register motor vehicles through an entirely online process; a move that earned a national Service to the Citizens Award and proved crucial to community efforts to combat COVID-19.
Tyler graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2007, with a focus in federal taxation law. Before that, he graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., with a major in government and a minor in psychology. Tyler is a third generation Missoulian who met the love of his life, Katie Carlson, 11 years ago. They were married in Missoula in 2013 and together they have two children; CC, who is 7 years old, and Joey, who is 6 years old. Katie provides Tyler a valuable perspective as the CEO of a local real estate company. They all live in central Missoula and enjoy spending time in the beautiful nature that our great County has to offer.