Ada County Highway District

Your Commissioners

District 1

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Jim Hansen
2nd Vice President

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
Vice President

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
President

Mary May is an experienced community leader with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industries. Her background includes Legislative/Governmental Partnerships, Business Planning, Conflict Resolution, Community Relationships, Education, and Nonprofit Organizations. May was elected to the five-member Ada County Highway District Commission in 2018, serving as 1st Vice-President in 2019, and as President of the Commission in both 2020 and 2022. May is a member of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) Board of Directors (2019-present) and Executive Committee, serving as the Vice-Chair (2022). She was recently elected to represent COMPASS as a board member on the National Association of Regional Councils. In 2020, she received the COMPASS Leadership in Motion Award in the "Leadership by Example – Elected Official" category. May is an avid community volunteer, spearheading several initiatives including a grassroots coalition designed to highlight the importance of transportation infrastructure improvements and increased funding, as well as to coalesce public support behind these improvements. May was a longtime member of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, as well as the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) Working Group. She has also served as the President of the College of Western Idaho Foundation Board of Directors. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boise, past board member of Special Olympics of Idaho and the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District, among others.


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 46 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; was a Meridian Parks & Recreation Commissioner; served as a Board Member for Idaho DECA and Chairman of the Southwest Idaho Postal customer Council. He has volunteered extensively as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. The commissioner and his wife, Rina, have seven children and twenty-one grandchildren. While on the Commission he has served twice as its President.


District 5

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Dave McKinney

Dave McKinney was elected to the ACHD Commission in 2021. McKinney holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in highway and transportation engineering, and a law degree. He initially moved to the Treasure Valley in 1991, and began his engineering career designing and building highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects for ACHD, ITD and other government and private entities, earning his Professional Engineer's license in 1995. McKinney left Idaho to attend law school and returned in 2012. Since 1998 he has practiced law as a registered patent attorney in Utah and Idaho, and has remained involved in public affairs and transportation matters as a Planning & Zoning Commissioner in Utah, and as a member of the Meridian Transportation Commission prior to joining the ACHD Commission.



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