Students on Boards and Commissions Descriptions

City of Boise Boards and Commissions
2019-2020 Academic Year

An application form for the Students on Boards and Commissions program is available for download here. Applications are due May 3, 2019.

Airport Commission
The Airport Commission is charged with overseeing the Boise Air Terminal and providing for the orderly and efficient administration and operation of that facility. The Boise Airport serves as the primary commercial service airport in southwestern Idaho, but its service area (with a population in excess of 500,000) extends well into eastern Oregon. Monthly meetings occur every first Thursday at 8:30am at the Airport. (This would be a great match if you are interested in: aeronautics, civil, commercial and military aviation or economic development.)

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority
The BCACHA is charged with providing direction for all facilities under the control of the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, 1276 River Street, Suite 300. The Housing Authority’s mission is to enhance our community by providing safe and affordable housing and fostering self-sufficiency and stability for people in need. Meetings occur on the second Wednesday of each month, 4:00 p.m. at the Housing Authority office. (This would be a great match if you are interested in social services and programs for community members in need.)

Boise City Arts and History Commission
The Boise City Arts and History Commission exists to support the City’s Department of Arts and History as it enhances the culture of the Boise community by providing leadership, advocacy and support for the arts and pursuing projects, programs or activities that relate to the identity, customs, skills and history of our community. Members of the Boise City Arts and History Commission include Boise citizens with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Commission will meet quarterly, location varies, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Commissioners are expected to serve on a committee in addition to special meetings and events. (This would be a great match if you are interested in: public or performing art, local history, and the celebration of community through art, history and cultural activities.)

Design Review Board
Accepts and reviews applications for design review permits which have been developed to protect property rights and values, enhance important environmental features and ensure orderly and harmonious development within the community. Meetings occur at 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at City Hall. (This would be a great match if you are interested in architecture, design integration within the community or construction.)

Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee
Development Impact fees are collected on all construction projects in the City of Boise and are used for the development and construction of new parks. This committee provides oversight and direction on the collection and utilization of these fees. Meetings occur on the second Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. at the Boise Depot. (This will be a great match if you are interested in political science, public administration, City planning, construction or accounting.)

Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission exists to promote the educational, cultural and economic welfare of the community by preserving and protecting historic buildings, structures, sites, monuments, streets, squares and neighborhoods which serve as visible reminders of the historical, archeological, architectural, educational and cultural heritage of the City. The commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. (This would be a great match if you are interested in architecture, cultural history or local history education.)

Library Board
The Library Board controls the expenditures of all monies collected for the Library Fund with the approval of the Boise City Council and adopts by-laws, rules, policies, and regulations for the efficient operation of the Boise City Library. The Board’s mission is to assist members of the community in educating themselves and enhancing their personal, business, and social well-being through the use of library resources and services. Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Marion Bingham Room on the 3rd floor of the library. The youth member is ex-officio, non-voting. (This would be a great match if you are interested in reading, resource accessibility, children, teen and senior library programs.)

Mayor’s Council on Children and Youth
Created in 2006, the Mayor’s Council on Children and Youth (MCCY) advises the Mayor and City Council of the needs, concerns and problems of children and youth; and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for changes in the City’s policies related to children and youth as appropriate, and monitors the implementation of these recommendations. The Council will meet at City Hall quarterly with subcommittee work occurring monthly. All meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. (This would be a great match if you are interested in expanding youth opportunities, youth civic engagement and education.)

Parks & Recreation Commission
The mission of the Park & Recreation department is to enhance Boise's quality of life by working in partnership with the community to foster and support citizen well-being and healthy community environments. Park & Recreation is made up of four components: Recreation, Resources, Administration and Zoo Boise. Monthly meetings are held every third Thursday of the month starting at 4pm at the Boise City Hall. The youth member is voting. (This would be a great match if you are interested in horticulture, parks, youth and adult programs or foothills and open space conservation and preservation.)

Planning and Zoning Commission
Studies and examines the economic, social and physical conditions and problems of the city with regard to public development, operation management regulation and control of all measures and plans consistent with the future growth and development of the city. Meetings occur every Monday at 6:00 p.m. on the third floor of Boise City Hall. The youth member is ex-officio, non-voting. (This would be a great match if you are interested in city planning, design, development or ordinance enforcement.)

An application form for the Students on Boards and Commissions program is available for download here. Applications are due May 3, 2019.