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.
Appointed to the Board in December 2020 – Seat 5
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.
Appointed to the Board in October 2017 – Seat 2
Shellan is the owner of SMR Development is a small consulting firm, with a focus on creating partnerships between public agencies and private developers to meet community goals specifically around achievable and affordable housing development and urban redevelopment. Shellan brings a unique set of skills working with public and private sector clients to develop multi-tiered solutions to community based development and redevelopment. She has nearly twenty years’ experience in the private, non-profit, for profit and government sectors of affordable housing development and urban redevelopment. She also brings a breadth of experience working in Idaho and around the diverse communities of California and Montana.
Prior to starting her own firm she worked as Development Manager for CCDC, Boise's urban renewal agency. She managed development and acquisition for that agency and worked closely with landowners and real estate developers to improve the city’s infrastructure and expand public-private partnership opportunities.
Shellan enjoys solving complex problems. With access to a vast network of partners she is well versed in various phases of housing development including entitlements, construction, housing and redevelopment financing and creating community oriented Actionable Housing Plans. Shellan likes to work on projects and volunteer on boards that provide value to the community.
Shellan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. She is a former U.S. Green Building Council board member, a certified USGBC LEED Green Associate, a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and an Advisory Board Member of the Urban Land Institute - Idaho.
Appointed to the Board in February, 2020 - Seat 3
As a lifelong nonprofit professional, Jaime has been fortunate to work with numerous organizations in the Treasure Valley including Life's Kitchen, Idaho Nonprofit Center, ACLU of Idaho, and Family Advocates. In addition to working with The Idaho Foodbank, she also owns and operates JKH Consulting, LLC, a Boise-based consulting firm that serves agencies of all sizes and missions. Assisting organizations with connecting their mission to their operations is her greatest passion, fueling Jaime towards her adjunct faculty position, facilitating a graduate course in Nonprofit Management at Boise State University's School of Public Service.
Jaime received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences with a minor in Gender Studies as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, both from Boise State University. Her over 20 years of employment in the community benefit sector provided her many opportunities to serve Idaho including stints with the Leadership Boise Alumni Board, the Idaho Nonprofit Center Policy Committee, and the Mayor’s Council on Youth & Children.
These professional experiences aside, like all Idahoans, Jaime can be found in the mountains year-round and hopes that the quality of life in Idaho, often seen through the Community Benefit Sector, is maintained for many more years.
Appointed to the Board in November 2020 - Seat 6
Appointed to the Board in May 2018 - Seat 7
Jennifer Seamons: Senior Vice President/National Equity Originations Manager, Key Community Development Corporation, KeyBank
Ms. Seamons currently serves as Senior Vice President and National Origination Manager of Key Community Development Corporation for KeyBank. In this position, she is responsible for leading origination efforts of low income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits and historic tax credits through both direct investment as well as syndicator platforms throughout KeyCorp’s 15-state footprint to support Key’s Community Reinvestment Act investment efforts.
Ms. Seamons joined KeyBank in 2000 and her background in banking includes experience in branch operations, commercial underwriting, along with community development lending. She brings financial expertise, counsel, and customized solutions to help organizations reach their complex goals. She holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Boise State University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Boise State University.
Ms. Seamons’ passion and commitment to her community is evident in her active participation in service. She serves as President to the Idaho-Nevada Community Development Financial Institution, Inc. Board of Directors; she is Vice President of the Affordable Housing Investors Council; and Board Member of the Boise State Alumni Association.
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.
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.