Kelly Aberasturi, Owyhee County Commissioner
Alicia Almazan, Mayor, City of Wilder
Chad Bell, Mayor, City of Star
Dave Bieter, Mayor, City of Boise
Gheen Christoffersen, Mayor, City of Homedale
Tom Dale, Canyon County Commissioner
Tammy de Weerd, Mayor, City of Meridian
John Evans, Mayor, City of Garden City
James Ferdinand, Mayor, City of Marsing
Brad Holton, Mayor, City of Greenleaf
Debbie Kling, Mayor, City of Nampa
Diana Lachiondo, Ada County Commissioner
Nathan Leigh, Mayor, City of Parma
Garret Nancolas, Mayor, City of Caldwell
Stan Ridgeway, Mayor, City of Eagle
Joe Stear, Mayor, City of Kuna
Darin Taylor, Mayor, City of Middleton

Read Member Biographies Many of the Partnership’s original members have left office since 1997, but because of the camaraderie of the group and the dedication to proactive growth management, the new members have come on board with great attitudes and support for the Partnership. 

Past Members

Craig Telford, Mayor , City of Parma
Rick Yzaguirre, Ada County Commission
Steve Rule, Canyon County Commission
Tom Dale, City of Nampa
David Ferdinand, Canyon County Commission
Phil Bandy, Mayor of Eagle
Fred Tilman, Ada County Commission
George Hyer, Owyhee County Commission
Matt Beebe, Canyon County Commission
Brent Coles, Mayor of Boise
Scott Dowdy, Mayor of Kuna
Ted Ellis, Mayor of Garden City
Bob Flowers, Mayor of Parma
Winston Goering, Mayor, City of Nampa
Maxine Horn, Mayor, City of Nampa
Todd Lakey, Canyon County Commission
Frank McKeever, Middleton
Nancy Merrill, Eagle
Laurle Neal, Council Member, City of Kuna
Dean Obray, Kuna
Gussie O’Connor, Mayor, City of Star
Fred Tilman, Ada County Commissioner
Hal Tolmie, Owyhee County Commissioner
Abe Vasquez, Canyon County Commission
Margie Watson, Mayor of Parma
Dick Winder, Mayor City of Caldwell
Paul Woods, Ada County Commission
Rick Yzaguirre, Ada County Commission
Elizabeth Conner, staff
Kristi Nygard, staff
John Bechtel, Mayor, City of Wilder
Nate Mitchell, Mayor, City of Star,
Greg Nelson, Mayor, City of Kuna,
Keith Green, Mayor, City of Marsing


The Treasure Valley Partnership has one part-time staff person, Project Manager Bill Larsen . Mr. Larsen has been with the Partnership since June of 2005. He acts as a facilitator on project activities the Partnership decides to work on. Early on in his employment with the Partnership, Bill coordinated with officials in law enforcement, the State Pharmacy Board and numerous State legislators to develop language for City/County ordinances to restrict the sale of Pseudoephedrine. The purpose behind these ordinances was an attempt to restrict the supply of pseudoephedrine being used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Bill holds a Masters’ in Business Administration and has professional experience in developing and managing projects covering a wide variety of disciplines. He has held positions such as Project Coordinator for the University of Idaho, Resource Development Specialist for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Marketing Manager for two different businesses and has been the owner and manager of his own business providing Medicaid related services to clients in the Treasure Valley. He has also been a member of several state-wide boards and commissions beginning in the early 80’s. Lastly, the Partnership is very privileged to have worked with leading individuals such as: Hank Dittmar, Great American Station Foundation Shelley Poticha, Congress for the New Urbanism Christine Saum, Mayor’s Institute on City Design Gianni Longo, ACP Visioning & Planning Rolf Pendall, Professor, City Planning, Cornell University Jim Weatherby, Profession, Political Science, Boise State … in the pursuit of finding the right solutions to the pressures of rapid growth in our valley.