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 and one member of the ACHD Commission.


The Current Committee members are:

  •   Deborah M. Allen, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor – Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  •   Dana Ard, Treasure Valley Chapter President of the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho
  •   Betty Chatburn, Senior Representative, Driver Safety representative, AARP’s Volunteer Engagement Advisory Council (VEAC)
  •   Jim D. Hansen, District 1 Commissioner, Ada County Highway District
  •   Melainie Hertling, Orientation and Mobility Instructor at the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  •   Rhonda Jalbert, Capital Projects Manager, Valley Regional Transit
  •   Kevin Jernigan, Orientation and Mobility Instructor at the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  •   Mel Leviton, Executive Director - Idaho State Independent Living Council
  •   Karen M. Olsen, Special Education Supervisor – West Ada School District
  •   Steven Snow, Executive Director - Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Ada County Highway District Staff Advisors:
  •   Dyan Bevins, Capital Projects Supervisor
  •   Tom Ferch, Transportation Funding Coordinator, Title VI Coordinator and Committee Staff Contact
  •   Ryan Fisher, Sidewalk Program Coordinator and ADA Coordinator
  •   Dale Kuperus, Manager – Design & Construction
  •   Josh Saak, Traffic Design Engineer
  •   Scott Spears, Staff Attorney

Meeting Schedule:

The Committee meets six times a year on the third Tuesday of the Month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at The Ada County Highway District


The November 21, 2017 meeting has been Canceled.

The next meeting will be January 16, 2018

September 19th Meeting Agenda

Previous Meeting Minutes:

Minutes From July 2017 Meeting



For additonal information:


ACHD Main Line: 208-387-6100
Committee Contact:  208-387-6157
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