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Friday, May 25, 2012
ACHD Commissioners looking for candidates to fill south Ada County seat; Just 10 days to pick new Commissioner

With the appointment Friday of Dave Case to the Ada County Commission, the ACHD Commission is asking those who may be interested in serving on the highway district board to submit their names for consideration.

The ACHD Commission plans to meet in special session at noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to declare a vacancy and to establish the process to fill the opening within 10 calendar days, as required by state law.

Case represented Sub-district No. 4, which takes in most of the county south of Interstate 84. State law prohibits a county commissioner from serving concurrently as an ACHD commissioner, which will force the forfeiture of Case’s ACHD seat when he is sworn into office at Ada County as scheduled on Tuesday morning.

Anyone wishing to be considered must submit a resume, letter expressing interest and three references by noon on Monday, June 4, 2012. ACHD Commissioners plan to interview candidates chosen from those submissions on June 6th and make their selection by the close of business on Friday, June 8, 2012. The submissions should be sent to Stephanie Blake, ACHD Secretary of the Board, at sblake@achdidaho.org or hand delivered to the ACHD headquarters at 3775 Adams St., Garden City, 83714.

The chosen candidate will serve the remainder of Case’s term, which expires and the end of 2014.

The open seat represents south Ada County – generally Kuna, south Meridian and most of the county south of the interstate. Candidates must live within the district.

ACHD Commissioners set policy for the District, the only countywide highway agency in Idaho, which serves all of the residents of Ada County, including those living within cities. The compensation for the part-time post is a monthly stipend of $1,686. The Commissioners generally meet on the first four Wednesdays of each month, excluding holidays.

Case, who began a four-year term on the ACHD Commission in January 2011, was appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to fulfill the remainder of the term of Vern Bisterfeldt, who retired recently due to health reasons. Bisterfeldt’s term runs through 2012. On May 15, Case won the Republican primary to run for the seat once held by Bisterfeldt.

The last time a vacancy was filled on the ACHD Commission occurred in 1993, when Sherry Huber was appointed to fulfill a term following a resignation. Huber retired at the end of 2010 – to be replaced by Case.

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