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.
Current Board Chair
Appointed to the Board in December 2020 – Seat 5
Ms. Donnelly Tzul is the Executive Director of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She has also worked as a program manager with the Catholic Charities of Los Angeles and as an attorney with Catholic Charities. Although she is not currently practicing law, she has been a member in the past of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
She holds a BA in English Literature and a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center
She is excited to learn more about the local housing landscape through serving on the BCACHA board, as well as seeing the perspective of direct service recipients. She understands the critical need of affordable housing in the Boise and Ada County areas, as she sees the challenges in providing people in poverty with secure, stable housing.
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 November 2022 – Seat 2
Tim grew up in Idaho during the 80’s. It was in the wilderness of Idaho that Tim learned to hike, hunt, and fish. His love of the outdoors is well known among his friends as he enjoys most outdoor activities including river rafting, camping, and downhill skiing. In the year 2000, Tim moved to Boise to pursue a degree in Finance at Boise State University. (Go Broncos!)
As a young entrepreneur, Tim worked in banking and invested in a number of successful start-ups. During the crash of 2008, Tim was involved in an illegal stock purchase which ended his career abruptly. He took responsibility for his actions and served 17 months at FPC Sheridan, where he did a lot of soul searching as one might expect.
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Appointed to the Board in November, 2022 - Seat 3
Believing everyone deserves an affordable safe place to call home, Amanda was called into the architecture profession. She obtained her Master’s Degree of Architecture from the University of Idaho in 2013. After school she worked for a local architecture firm for 7 years before venturing out on her own in 2020.
She is the owner of Amanda Ryan Designs, LLC, a custom home design studio, where she customizes her skills and process to meet her clients’ needs. From new construction to remodels and additions, her company has no limits for single-family residential. She is a certified Aging-In-Place specialist as well as a Universal Design Certified Professional, where she is helping people with aging and physical needs stay in their homes longer and safer. She knows that this can ultimately be cheaper and more rewarding than moving into a care facility.
She and her husband have one son with unique needs who keeps them on their toes, and 4 doggies. She believes Boise should allow citizens to own more than 4 dogs.
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.
This seat is currently vacant.
Appointed to the Board in November, 2022 - Seat 7
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.