Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Garden City – John S. Franden will be the president of the Ada County Highway District for 2014.
Franden chosen to lead ACHD Commission
The president is chosen annually by the commissioners to lead the District and to set the commission meeting agenda, among other duties. Franden served as the Commission president from 2004 through 2007 and will now serve as president for an unprecedented fifth time.
In addition to choosing the president, commissioners on Wednesday also named Mitchell A. Jaurena Vice President. Jaurena will serve as president in case of Franden’s absence.
ACHD is the only countywide highway district in Idaho, established in 1971 as an independent government entity by a vote of the people. ACHD covers the entire county, including the six cities within it, and is responsible for the maintenance and improvements to Ada County's local roads and bridges.
The District is responsible for more than 2,260 miles of roads, bridges and intersections with an estimated value of $3 billion.