Quick Glance

Ben's Service and Experience

Local Government (Current):

  • Boise City Council Member (elected to a 2-year term in 2011 and re-elected to a 4-year term in 2013)
  • Ada County Air Quality Board
  • Arts and History Commission
  • Airport Commission
  • Capital City Development Corporation
  • Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District #1
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Serve Idaho - The Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism

Economic and Small Business Development:

  • Boise Valley Economic Partnership -┬áDirector of Business Development
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce - Director of Public Relations and Leadership Development
  • Small Business Success Center - Director
  • Northwest Economic Development Course - Graduate
  • International Economic Development Council - Member

Education:

  • George Fox University - M.A. in Organizational Leadership
  • Boise State University - B.A. in Communication
  • Leadership Boise - Graduate
  • Boise City Citizen Police Academy - Graduate
  • IAFF Fire Ops 101 - Participant

Community Leadership (Past and Present):

  • American Cancer Society's Climb to Conquer Cancer - Volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho - Big Brother Mentor
  • Boise Public Library - Strategy Planning Committee Member
  • Boise State University, College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs - Advisory Board Member
  • Boise State University, School of Public Service, Dean's Council Member
  • Boise State University, College of Business and Economics - Responsible Business Initiative - Advisory Board Member
  • Boise Young Professionals - Founder
  • Foothills School of Arts & Sciences - Board Member
  • George Fox University, College of Business - Advisory Board Member
  • Idaho Statesman's Vision for the Valley - Steering Committee Member
  • Kickstand - President (2011-2012), Board of Directors & Chair, IdaVation (2009 & 2010)
  • Leadership Boise Alumni Association - Co-Founder
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA - Strategic Planning Committee Member
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA - Board Development Committee Member
  • United Way of Treasure Valley's D.I.R.T. (Direct Impact Response Team) - Founding Member

Awards and Recognition:

  • Boise Young Professionals - Sage Award
  • Idaho Business Review - Idaho's Accomplished Under 40
  • Idaho Lions Club - Capital Club's Community Service Award
  • Kickstand - Meg Carlson Leadership Award
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - 2015 Man of the Year for Idaho-Montana
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