Ada County Highway District

Your Commissioners

District 1

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Jim Hansen

Jim Hansen was elected to the Commission in 2012, re-elected in 2016, and 2021. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and University of Idaho Law School, he began his legal career as an intern for Idaho Attorney General Jim Jones in 1984, before serving as a law clerk for Chief Justice Charles Donaldson of the Idaho Supreme Court from 1985 to 1986 and practicing law with Givens Pursley from 1985 to 1991. He was elected to the Idaho Legislature in 1988, representing southeast Boise. He was re-elected in 1990 and 1992. In 1995 Hansen founded United Vision for Idaho, a coalition of organizations to empower participation in democracy and served as its first executive director. Hansen has been married to Joan Cartan-Hansen since 1990. They have two children.

District 2

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Alexis Pickering

Alexis Pickering was elected to the ACHD Commission in 2021. Raised in Kooskia, ID, Pickering grew up practicing for track meets along a two-lane, 55 MPH highway that connected her school to the town core and learned early on the importance of safe routes. After graduating from Walla Walla Community College with an Associates of Arts in English and Political Science, she made her way to Boise. A first-generation college student, she’s a proud graduate of Boise State University, earning a B.A. in English and a Masters in Health Policy. Prior to being elected, Pickering served on transportation committees and workgroups, including the COMPASS Active Transportation Workgroup, Rails and Trails Committee, and the ACHD Pedestrian Advisory Group and served as their Chair from 2017-2019. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance, a statewide nonprofit working to make transportation healthy, safe, and reliable for all Idahoans. In 2020, she was recognized as one of the Idaho Business Review's Accomplished Under 40. Pickering is a Public Health Strategist with Central and Southwest District Health and lives in Boise with her husband.

District 3

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Mary May

Mary May was elected to the ACHD Commission in 2018. May was born and raised in Idaho and is an experienced community leader with a history of working in the public relations and communications industries. She has experience in Legislative/Governmental Partnerships, Education, Management, Business Planning, Conflict Resolution, Community Relationships, and Nonprofit Organizations. May has served on several non-profit Boards and Committees including having been President of the College of Western Idaho Foundation Board of Directors, Vice-President of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District, and the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee. She is a sustaining member for the Junior League of Boise, and remains on the board for the Special Olympics of Idaho. May has a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, and completed graduate work at Gonzaga University and Boise State University. May has been a resident of Eagle for over 20 years and has two adult children.

District 4

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Kent Goldthorpe

Kent Goldthorpe was elected to the ACHD Commission in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Goldthorpe has lived in Idaho for 40 years and is an avid outdoorsman. He studied biology and business at the University of Utah. Goldthorpe has also held various capacities within Republican Party; is a Meridian Parks & Recreation Commissioner; serves as a Board Member for Idaho DECA, and remains a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America. The commissioner and his wife, Rina, have seven children and seventeen grandchildren.

District 5

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Dave McKinney
Vice President

Dave McKinney was elected to the ACHD Commission in 2021. McKinney has been a resident of the Treasure Valley since 1991. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in highway and transportation engineering. He also holds the degree of Juris Doctor cum laude, and has practiced law for 22 years in Utah and Idaho. McKinney currently practices patent law at his own firm and sits on the Meridian Transportation Commission. He formerly served as a Planning & Zoning Commissioner in Utah.

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