Ada County Highway District

Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Committee

Ada County Highway District’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee provids input to the Ada County Highway District by being both an Advisory group for ADA and access related issues and a liaison between ACHD, municipalities, interested organizations, other groups and the public.
The purpose of the ADA Advisory Committee, as stated in the ADA Resolution, is to make recommendations to the Commission of the Ada County Highway District on issues of specific concern to the ADA community about roadways and pedestrian facilities within ACHD’s jurisdiction.

ADA Committee Members And ACHD Staff Advisors

Members of the ADA Advisory Committee include individuals who work for organizations that directly serve people with disabilities and the elderly and other municipal and governmental ADA representatives. The committee also includes one Citizen Advocate.


The Current Committee members are:

  •   Jeremy Maxand, (Chair) Program Specialist, Emergency Preparedness & ABLE Program Coordinator
  •   Steven Snow, (Vice-Chair), Executive Director - Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  •   Karel Olsen, (Secretary), Special Education Supervisor for West Ada School District
  •   Laine Amoureux, Digital accessibility and assistive technology consultant and trainer
  •   Cheryl Bloom, Co-founder of the Idaho Service Dog Advocates and certified ADA Coordinator
  •   Betty Chatburn, AARP, 20 Year Driver Safety Program volunteer
  •   Jacob Hassard, Capital Infrastructure Projects Manager for Valley Regional Transit
  •   Melainie Hertling, Orientation and Mobility Instructor at the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  •   Kevin Jernigan, Orientation and Mobility Instructor at the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  •   Marie "Mel" Leviton, Executive Director - Idaho State Independent Living Council
  •   Erin Olsen, Transportation Program Specialist for the Idaho Commission on Aging
  •   Alissa Taysom, Associate Planner - Valley Regional Transit
Ada County Highway District Staff Advisors:
  •   Clint Burgess, Web Applications Coordinator
  •   Ricardo Calderon, Capital Projects Supervisor
  •   Rachel Chipman, Accessibility Compliance Coordinator and Committee Staff Contact
  •   Tom Ferch, Transportation Funding Coordinator, Title VI Coordinator
  •   Ryan Fisher, Sidewalk Program Coordinator
  •   Dale Kuperus, Manager – Design & Construction
  •   Josh Saak, Traffic Engineer
  •   Scott Spears, Staff Attorney

Meeting Schedule:

The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every odd Month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Due to continued health concerns, meetings will be held Virtually until further notice.


The next meeting will be a VIRTUAL meeting to be September 8th, 2020

September 8th Meeting Agenda

Previous Meeting Minutes:

Draft Minutes From March 2019 Meeting

Minutes From November 2018 Meeting

Minutes From September 2018 Meeting



For additional information:


ACHD Main Line: 208-387-6100
Committee Contact:  208-387-6301
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