Mike Fitzgerald Quits His Long-Distance GBAD Post


When the Greater Boise Auditorium District convenes its monthly meeting Monday, March 19, board member Mike Fitzgerald won't be there. According to the Idaho Business Review, Fitzgerald is resigning from GBAD. But he hasn't attended most meetings since last summer when Citydesk first reported that he had taken a job in Idaho Falls, managing a Johnny Carino's restaurant.

"It's plain and simple; we're still residents of the district," Fitzgerald told Citydesk, confirming that he and his wife had moved to Idaho Falls. "But we go back and forth to Boise."

Ever since, Fitzgerald had "attended" GBAD meetings via phone and even told board member Judy Peavey-Derr in December that he was planning to attend "most of the meetings in 2012 in person."

But that's not true.

"I tried to be able to get to most of the meetings, but that's just not possible," Fitzgerald told IBR.

The GBAD board is expected to nominate a replacement for Fitzgerald, whose term runs through mid-2013.