February Citizens Planning Academy

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Jaap Vos

So we’re the fastest growing state, how does planning fit in?

Wednesday, February 6 at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.

Attend Online:

Join remotely from any internet-connected device by clicking this link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/236930382

Attend in-person:

U of I Legacy Pointe Conference Room, Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street, Boise. Free off-street parking is available in the Idaho Water Center and Ada County Courthouse garages. More information and links maps can be found here.

The first session of the year will be a panel including:

Kelli Badesheim

Kelli Badesheim
Kelli is the executive director of Valley Regional Transit. She serves on the COMPASS (Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho) board, is president of the board of the Community Transportation Association of Idaho and a founding member of the Treasure Valley Chapter of WTS International, an association dedicated to the advancement of women in the transportation industry.

Rob Hopper
Rob serves as the vice president of the Idaho Smart Growth board. He has served on the Caldwell City Council since 2001, chairs the city’s urban renewal commission and is the chairman of the Valley Regional Transit Board of Directors. He is an IT manager at Blue Cross of Idaho.

Patricia Nilsson

Patricia Nilsson
Patricia is the development services director for Canyon County. She has been a public sector planner for agriculture-based counties in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Idaho for more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in long-range planning and has been a project manager of a multimillion dollar open space and farmland preservation program.

Jaap Vos

Jaap Vos-
Jaap is the program head of the University of Idaho Bioregional Planning and Community Design program and the director of the Urban Design Center in Boise. Prior to joining the University of Idaho, Jaap was director of the planning program for Boise State University.

The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho’s College of Law in Boise and Bioregional Planning Program. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics.

RSVP office@idahosmartgrowth.org. Learn more about the series here or view past session videos on our YouTube channel.