July 2009 Board Additions

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Idaho Smart Growth recently welcomed three new members to its board

Brett Adler is the Founder of Boise Rec Fest (http://www.BoiseRecFest.com), a large scale recreation themed festival planned for the summer of 2010. He has over 13 years of diverse experience, including project management, business administration, and community service. He is Chair of Boise Young Professionals’ Community & Civic Involvement Work Team and Chair-Elect of the BYP Leadership Team. Brett previously served as Chairman of CCDC’s Workforce Housing Task Force, where he led a team of Boise community and business leaders that studied the effects of the lack of workforce housing in downtown Boise and proposed methods to increase the supply. He was an active member of Boise City’s Infill Ordinance Development Taskforce, the Blueprint Boise Consultant Selection Committee and the Ada County Association of Realtors’ Outreach Committee. He was raised just outside of Manhattan and has lived in multiple large cities, including Chicago, Boston, St. Louis and San Diego.

Kathy Rinaldi is a recently elected Teton County Commissioner. She was born in Chicago, IL and attended Illinois State University studying Physical Geography.  In 1998, Kathy moved to Idaho as a graduate student at the University of Idaho where she studied Conservation Social Sciences. Prior to her election to office, Kathy was the Director of Valley Advocates for Responsible Development (VARD), a local smart growth organization in Driggs, ID. She served on the Driggs Planning and Zoning Commission, co-founnded the Downtown Driggs Community Association, chaired and served on the Teton County Affordable Housing Commission and served Teton Valley Foundation Board. Kathy and her husband Rich co-own Yostmark Mountain Equipment in Driggs, ID. They have two small boys, Leo and Jack.

Lynn Hoffmann is the Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, an organization dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector in Idaho.   Lynn’s previous experience includes 17 years in senior management at Hewlett-Packard Co., most recently as the Vice President for Current Business where she led an international team responsible for $1.2B of current year revenue.  Her community activities have included President of the Community Advisory Board for Boise State Public Radio, serving on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County and the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and on the selection committee of the Intermountain Venture Forum.  She and her husband have two teenage daughters, with whom they greatly enjoy the outdoors.  Lynn holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of Washington, and studied at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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