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Ada County Seeks a New Member for its Parks, Open Space & Trails Advisory Board

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KELSEY HAWES
  • Kelsey Hawes
Over the last decade, the City of Boise has approached taxpayers asking for money to purchase and preserve land in the Boise Foothills as part of an effort to maintain what it sees as a major quality-of-life indicator and economic driver.

Now, Ada County has put out a call for people interested in open-spaces policy beyond dollars and cents—people who may want to sit on its Parks, Open Space & Trails Advisory Board.

The seven-member board meets every third Wednesday of the month at noon to study and offer recommendations to the Ada County Commission regarding open spaces issues. Qualified applicants should be passionate about the outdoors and preservation and have experience with the outdoor amenities across the county. They should also be familiar with the Ada County Comprehensive Plan, and have ideas about how that plan might impact parks, trails and recreation in the Treasure Valley. An absolute must: Applicants should live in Ada County.

A board member will serve a three-year term ending on Sept. 30, 2021.

The seat will be open until an applicant is chosen, but for as outdoorsy as people who live in Ada County are, the seat might not be open long, so head to the online application board or pick up an app at the Ada County Courthouse at the Ada County Commissioners' Office on the third floor.

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