Your Commissioners

District 1

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Jim Hansen
Vice President

Jim Hansen was elected to the Commission in 2012, re-elected in 2016, and 2020. 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 2020. 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 and son.

District 3

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Miranda Gold

Miranda Gold was elected to the ACHD Commission in 2023. She was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. Following high school, she went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Anthropology from Texas State University before moving back to her home state to begin raising a family in Eagle, Idaho. Gold won election to the Eagle City Council in 2017, where she served as Councilmember, Council President, and liaison to the Eagle Historic Preservation Commission, Eagle Arts Commission, Eagle Library Board of Trustees, and ACHD. She also served as Treasurer and Commissioner to the Eagle Urban Renewal Agency. During her time as an Eagle City Councilmember, she successfully advocated across agencies for improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure, multi-modal transportation, safe routes to school, and increased public transit access. She now lives in Boise with her husband and two elementary-aged sons.

District 4

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Kent Goldthorpe

Kent Goldthorpe was elected to the ACHD Commission in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018 and 2022. Goldthorpe has lived in Idaho for 49 years and is an avid outdoorsman. He studied biology and business at the University of Utah. Goldthorpe has also held various capacities within the Republican Party, was a Meridian Parks & Recreation Commissioner, and served as a Board Member for Idaho DECA and Chairman of the Southwest Idaho Postal Customer Council. He served as Chairman of the ADA County Air Quality Board in 2016 and served as Director from 2017-2019. Goldthorpe has also served on the boards of COMPASS and Valley Regional Transit. 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 2020. 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 in Idaho, 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 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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