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Ada County Historic Preservation Council Opening


May 30, 2019

Contact: Jessica Donald
208 287-6998

(Boise, ID) – If you’re passionate about preserving Ada County’s heritage and can volunteer one hour a month, then we want you to serve as a member of the Ada County Historic Preservation Council!

The Board of Ada County Commissioners is currently seeking an individual to serve on the Ada County Historic Preservation Council, which is a volunteer position with a three (3) year term. Professional experience in the disciplines of architecture, history, planning, archaeology, or other historic preservation-related discipline is preferred, but not required.

The Historic Preservation Council promotes historic preservation in a variety of ways: Through public outreach and education, helping to nominate private and public properties for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, participating in various land use planning processes, helping with fundraising for specific preservation projects, and by recommending enactment of policies and ordinances intended to protect historic properties. Examples of the Council’s past work include the award-winning book Patterns of the Past, the book Echoes from the Ada County Courthouse: 1938-2001 by Arthur A. Hart, the Barns of Ada County poster, and the County Treasures sign program.

The ten (10) member Council holds a one-hour meeting at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. Council-sponsored events are occasionally held on weekends and evenings throughout the year, and prospective members will be expected to attend some but not all such events. Council members may be asked to serve on subcommittees that focus on specific issues which may require additional project meetings and tasks.

Individuals interested in serving on this council are asked to fill out a Volunteer Board and Committees application. The application may be downloaded from the Commissioners’ website at via the Volunteer Board link, or click here. An application is also available at the Ada County Commissioners’ Office, located on the third floor of the Ada County Courthouse at 200 W. Front Street, Boise, 83702.

Completed applications must be delivered to the Commissioners’ Office at the address above, e-mailed to or faxed to 208-287-7009. Applicants with additional questions may call 208-287-7000 for more information.