The Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who serve staggered, five-year terms. The commissioners are appointed in alternate years by the Mayor of Boise and the Ada County Commissioners. One of the commissioners is required to be a participant in one of our programs. The commissioners are responsible for establishing policy and approving the housing authority’s annual budget. They are not paid for their service.

Additionally, there are two non-voting student commissioners, high school students, appointed by the Mayor of Boise for a one-year term.

JULIANNE DONNELLY TZUL, Chairman

Appointed to the Board in December 2020 – Seat 5

KENT ROCK, Commissioner

Appointed to the Board in March 2012 – Seat 1

Kent Rock is a Senior Manager with Launch Development Finance Advisors. Prior to that he was a Senior Manager with Development Planning and Financing Group. In 2012, he retired from the City of Boise having served there since 1981. In 1984, Kent was appointed City Treasurer, a position that he held until his retirement. Previous to that Kent worked in the planning and development and banking sectors.

As City Treasurer, Kent oversaw the City’s banking, investment, debt management, collections, risk management and purchasing activities. He was a member of the City’s Deferred Compensation Administrative Board and was the first Chairman of the Employee Health Care Trust.

He served as president and on the boards of directors for the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers’ Association, Idaho Public Risk Managers Association and the Association of Public Treasurers of the US and Canada. He chaired the Committee on Cash Management and Investment Practices for Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and was a member of their Advisory Committee to the US Treasury on Arbitrage. He chaired the Investment Policy and Debt Policy Certification Committees of the Association of Public Treasurers. He also served on the State Treasurer’s Investment Policy Advisory Committee.

He is currently a member of the Southwestern Idaho Building Contractors Association where he serves on several committees. He is also a member of the Idaho Building Contractors Association and the National Association of Homebuilders. He has also served as Vice President of the Heron River Homeowners Association.

Kent attended the University of Idaho and has a BA in Business Management from Brigham Young University—Hawaii Campus.

TIM FLAHERTY, Commissioner

Appointed to the Board in November 2022 – Seat 2

 

AMANDA RYAN, Commissioner

Appointed to the Board in November, 2022 - Seat 3

KATIE VILA, Vice Chairman

Appointed to the Board in April, 2022 - Seat 4

Katie serves as the chief operating officer for Roundhouse, a Boise based, multifamily investment and development company. Roundhouse currently manages over 6,000 multifamily units and has about $1.5B in assets under management. Katie oversees the three verticals of the company, Investments, Development, and Property Management. She previously served as director of investments and as development manager for the company and, in 2022, was named a partner at Roundhouse.

Prior to joining Roundhouse, Katie worked at Kimley-Horn and Associates in various offices including Miami and Fort Lauderdale. She still maintains her professional engineering license in Florida.

Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering form Georgia Institute of Technology and her Master in of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, with a focus on real estate and finance.

Katie is passionate about creating and proving thoughtful living spaces for Roundhouse residents, she does this through a keen attention to design and a management company that provides a human touch. Roundhouse’s mission is to Put Humanity into Housing and Katie strives to execute on this mission every day.

TIFFANY McKEE, Commissioner

Appointed to the Board in November 2020 - Seat 6

Bio pending.

PAIGE OEDING, Commissioner

Appointed to the Board in November, 2022 - Seat 7

ELAINE CLEGG, Ex-Officio Commissioner

Ms. Clegg has experience as an advocate, nonprofit leader and elected representative who brings together diverse stakeholders. She was elected to the Boise City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Elaine currently serves as City Council President Pro Tem. During her tenure the City has adopted a Master Streets Map to guide context sensitive roadway design, developed a roadway connectivity measurement, and completed a full Comprehensive Plan update. She has also been a leader in completing the integration of transportation and land use via corridor and new arterial master plans, and extension of the bicycle and pedestrian network citywide. Additionally, she is focused on the update of the City zoning code that is currently underway.

Elaine has worked for Idaho Smart Growth (ISG) since 1998, where she specializes in providing community assistance by working directly with over 20 Idaho communities. She has completed policy, zoning and pedestrian/bicycle action plans that support smarter growth through land use and transportation integration in areas around the State. Elaine facilitates the “Idahoans for Transportation Choices” coalition for ISG working with Idaho congressional leaders to ensure that transportation reauthorization reflects the concerns of Idahoans.

Elaine has been asked to share her broad experience via service on several boards. She represents the City of Boise on the Board of the region’s MPO – the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS), serves as the Chair of the Valley Regional Transit Authority Board and represents the Boise region as 2nd Vice President on the Association of Idaho Cities. Nationally, Elaine is President of the Board of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. She is also on the Policy Steering Committee for Transportation and Infrastructure for the National League of Cities. And now she serves as a Commissioner Ex-Officio for the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, providing a needed liaison between the Housing Authority and the City as the issues of affordable housing demand increasing communication and understanding.

Elaine volunteered for many years with Girls Scouts and Little League and has served on numerous local non-profit boards. Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Visual Arts) from Boise State University. She and her husband Brett have five children and nine grandchildren.

STUDENT COMMISSIONER - Seat Currently Vacant
STUDENT COMMISSIONER - Seat Currently Vacant

Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Related Documents

Meeting Details

The board normally meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at BCACHA’s Administrative Offices (1001 S Orchard Street, Boise) unless there is cause to convene a special board meeting.