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Advisory Board

Ada County Parks, Open Space, and Trails Advisory Board


Volunteer Application
Ada County Ordinance Title 2 Chapter 2 (2-2-15) 

(Interested parties always encouraged to apply)

The purpose of this seven (7) member Board is to serve in an advisory capacity regarding recommendations to the Ada County Commissioners in areas related to county parks, recreational opportunities, public recreation trails, and open space identification and preservation. Qualified volunteers must be residents of Ada County and have a passion for recreation facilities management, public trails development, and open space preservation. Board members should also have good working knowledge of Ada County’s Comprehensive Plan and understand how its guiding principles impact current and future parks and trails operations and open space preservation throughout Ada County. Volunteer board members serve at the pleasure of the Ada County Commissioners and are asked to serve staggering three (3) year terms. Advisory board members meet on the third Wednesday of each month except for November and December’s meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at noon. Interested persons need to complete a volunteer board application, available at the Ada County Commissioners’ Office. The Commissioners’ Office is located on the third floor of the Ada County Courthouse at 200 W. Front Street, Boise, 83702. Interested persons may also submit an application from the PDF format link at the top of this page.

Completed applications may be hand-delivered, mailed, emailed or faxed to the Commissioners’ Office. If you have additional questions, please call 208-287-7000.

2019 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at 12:00 p.m. at the Parks and Waterways Administration Office, 4049 S. Eckert Rd. Boise, Idaho 83716.

January 23, 2019
February 27, 2019
March 27, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 22, 2019
June 26, 2019

July 24, 2019  Rescheduled for July 17th, 2019
August 28, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 23, 2019
November 13, 2019 Cancelled
December 11, 2019

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Board Members

Kari Kostka – Chairman

Scott Frey – Board Member

Chris Miller – Board Member

Emily Reaves – Board Member

Karen Danley – Vice Chair

Hilarie Engle – Board Member

Chuck Vertrees

Agendas and Minutes

Minutes – minutes will be placed on the website after approval by the acting body.

Should you desire an audio CD of the meeting you may request one by emailing or from our office located at 4049 S. Eckert Rd., Boise, ID 83716