Art was elected to City Council in November of 2013. He has lived in Moscow, Idaho for 33 years and was an active member of the City's Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years, serving 7 of those years as chair. Art also won the Service to Commissions award in 2009. Art is retired from the USDA and consults in the wheat end-use industry as ADBWheat. Art is a member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International and was the recent chair of the annual international conference. Art is also a member of a number of committees for this professional organization.
Councilmember Bettge is the current Council Liaison for the following Commissions: Parks & Recreation Commission, Building Code Advisory Committee, MURA Board Member, 1912 Center Use Committee, Palouse Knowledge Corridor.