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 2016 – Seat 4, Elected as Chairman November 2017
Born and raised in Idaho, Ms. Guglielmetti is a Senior Commercial Lender for Mountain West Bank. She holds an MBA from Boise State University where she also served as an adjunct professor for the College of Business & Economics. Her banking career spanned 24 years, first with First Security Bank, spending her last nine years as Vice President of Private Banking. Later she became Vice President, Team Leader of Treasury Solutions for Bank of the Cascades’ Idaho Region. Ms. Guglielmetti worked 11 years at Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp., a nonprofit that develops and manages multifamily affordable housing. As Executive Vice President and Director of Development, she managed over $125 million of affordable housing development, which preserved and created 1,224 apartment units throughout Idaho and Oregon.
From 2006-2013 Ms. Guglielmetti was on the Board of Directors for National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). Her roles included Chairpersons of the Federal Legislative Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Education Committees. She participated in legislative meetings with Idaho and other Northwest states’ congressional representatives keeping them informed of current affordable housing issues. She is one of the founding members and past president of Idaho AHMA. She served in 2012-2013 as the Idaho Board Member Representative for Utah Community Development Finance Alliance (CDFA). In 2008, Ms. Guglielmetti was awarded Oregon Housing and Community Services' (OHCS) Excellence Award for Preservation of Affordable Housing.
Ms. Guglielmetti joined The Cabin’s Board of Directors in 2017. She was a member of Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation from 2010-2017, actively serving on and leading various grants committees. Ms. Guglielmetti is a recipient of Idaho Business Review’s 2009 Idaho Women of the Year and Women’s and Children’s Alliance 2008 Tribute to Women and Industry. Her past community service includes the Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Chairman of Salvation Army Advisory Board, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Board of Trustees, and other board positions in support of Treasure Valley’s local nonprofits.
Ms. Guglielmetti’s personal interests are varied, including outdoor sports, the arts and theatre, yoga, and jazz. She loves exploring Idaho and our country’s history. Most important to her is spending quality family time, especially with the grandchildren.
Appointed to the Board in March 2012 – Seat 1, Elected as Vice Chairman in November 2017
Kent Rock is a Senior Manager with Launch Development Finance Advisors. He retired in 2012 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. Previously, Kent worked in the planning and development and banking sectors.
As City Treasurer, Kent oversaw the City’s banking, investment, debt management, collections, 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.
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 enjoys real estate development and collaborating to solve interesting problems. She currently manages development and acquisition for Capital City Development Corporation as Project Manager of Property Development. She works closely with landowners and real estate developers to improve the city’s downtown infrastructure and expand public-private partnership opportunities. She is passionate about enhancing the community and creating a more vibrant downtown. Shellan is dedicated to incentivizing new investment and quality development on vacant or underutilized parcels within the urban renewal districts.
Prior to joining CCDC, Shellan worked for Idaho-based Pacific Companies, one of the country’s top-ranked affordable housing developers, as Manager of Housing and Sustainability Programs. She managed multi-disciplinary project teams and collaborated with public sector agencies to entitle, finance and develop high quality, sustainable, affordable housing for seniors, families, and homeless populations throughout the western United States. Prior to working at Pacific Companies, she worked in Montana for a statewide nonprofit affordable housing developer, Homeword, Inc., and with the Missoula Housing Authority.
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, and an active member of City Club and Urban Land Institute.
Appointed to the Board in October 2010 – Seat 5
Gary Machacek received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho in 1974. Mr. Machacek is a past member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Smithsonian Institute and carries a current license to practice Architecture. Mr. Machacek is currently a member and past president of the Boise Capital Lions Club service organization, a member of the Board of Directors for the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, a member of the Board of Directors for Luther Heights Bible Camp, and is a past member and past president of the Board of Directors for Community House, a non-profit corporation providing housing to the homeless in Boise, Idaho. In addition to working for an architectural firm in Boise, he has operated his own architectural practice since 1982.
Prior to becoming an independent housing developer, he held several management positions at the Idaho Housing & Finance Association. Major responsibilities included supervising the loan underwriting and construction of Section 8 subsidized multifamily housing projects throughout the State of Idaho, supervising the administration of approximately 3660 Section 8 Certificates, Vouchers, and new construction units, supervising the direct management of a 47 unit Low-Rent Public Housing Project for the Elderly, and developing new programs for low-income renters as opportunities arose, including a rental rehabilitation program and permanent housing for the handicapped homeless. He was also responsible for the management of the low-income housing tax credit for Idaho. The new construction projects financed included both those insured by private mortgage insurance companies and those insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the FHA 221(d)(4) Program. In addition to this experience, he has personally owned and managed a small apartment complex in Boise since 1980.
Between the time he completed his education and worked for the Housing & Finance Association, Mr. Machacek was project manager for Design West Architects, Boise, where he was responsible for providing full architectural services for a number of projects including a 30-unit Low-Income Housing development in Glenns Ferry, Idaho for the Southwestern Idaho Community Housing Authority, Caldwell, Idaho. While self-employed, he provided full architectural services to the Housing & Finance Association for the remodel of Shoshone Apartments, a 40-unit low-rent public housing complex for senior citizens in Kellogg, Idaho.
Since April of 1989, Mr. Machacek has been dedicated to developing affordable rental housing for lower income families and senior citizens. Mr. Machacek has experience in housing design, construction management, state agency finance, Federal Agency finance and property management. To date, he is the general partner of 25 low-income housing complexes for families and the elderly in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming. Mr. Machacek has operated as the owner, architect and general contractor in all of the projects. All of the developments were primarily funded by USDA Rural Development who also provides rental assistance to the tenants. Additional funding has been secured from the sale of low-income housing tax credits, Federal Home Loan Bank, HOME, Tax Credit Assistance Program, Tax Credit Exchange Program, Wells Fargo, and Key Banks. Mr. Machacek had developed an in-depth understanding of USDA Rural Development and HUD Program regulations and requirements.
Appointed to the Board in November 2014 – Seat 6
Ms. Ashton is a recipient of BC/ACHA services.
Ms. Ashton is a Benefits Counselor with AARP in Ada and Canyon Counties. Her experience and expertise include working with low and median income senior citizens and referring them to appropriate community agencies for assistance. Her work with the local senior community also includes providing resources at events such as the Saint Luke’s Fit One Healthy Living Expo, Age of Champions held at the Egyptian Theater, the Care Givers Conference held at Boise State University, and the Senior Scam Jams held at Boise State University and the Nampa Civic Center.
Ms. Ashton is a member of the Brain Health Planning Committee Board for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. As an elected Member of the Medical Care Advisory Committee in Boise, Ms. Ashton served as a representative of Medicaid recipients for two consecutive three-year terms.
Ms. Ashton received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Science with a minor in Family Studies from Boise State University in 2012.
During an internship with AARP Meridian in 2011, Ms. Ashton facilitated the 2011 Elder Abuse Summit & Exploration at Boise State University and authored and distributed The Idaho Simple Senior Guide; a comprehensive research guide to senior resources in Idaho with tips on how to access services. Additionally, in December of 2016, Ms. Ashton was awarded AARP’s “Caregiver of the Year” award for Idaho. This was in recognition of her caring for her parents and minor sister.
Ms. Ashton was a co-author of the Idaho Price Guide to Long-term Care Insurance & Services for Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).
Before moving to Idaho, Ms. Ashton resided in California, and from 1985 to 1989 served on the Board of Directors of Alpha Tau Chi in San Bernardino, an agency that assisted troubled incarcerated children at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall. She received recognition from California State Senator, Ruben S. Ayala, and an award from Juvenile Judge, the Honorable Patrick J. Morris, for her work with these children. She also received the Volunteer of the Year award from Chief Probation Officer Jerry D. Hill of San Bernardino. In 1984 Ms. Ashton served on the Board of Directors for Redlands Valley Rehabilitation in Redlands California where she assisted mentally challenged participants.
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.
Aidan Scanlan is a junior who attends Treasure Valley Math and Science Center and Bishop Kelly High School and enjoys stretching his mind through activities like Speech & Debate and Spanish. Outside of school, he sharpens his mental and physical abilities by reading and playing tennis. He is also constantly contemplating how to make the world a better place. His passions for learning and public speaking have brought him to the Boise City / Ada County Housing Authorities, where he hopes to make a positive impact on the lives of those living in a state of housing insecurity.
Aidan is a triplet, which has helped him develop some problem-solving and argumentative skills that will allow him to more effectively serve the citizens of Boise through his position on the board. The examples of his parents and grandparents have given him a great appreciation for the privileges that he has received, and he hopes that through his appointment to the housing authorities’ board, he will be able to give back to the city that has given him such fantastic opportunities.
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.