Teri's a longtime conservative Republican who ran for Ada County Commissioner in the May 2020 Primary. She's a strong advocate for transparency and public access to information and decision-making, openness and inclusion, and excellence in customer service.
A strategic problem-solver, she looks forward to creating a better future for our children and ourselves - if not for Ada County then - in whatever arena she enters next.She's spent:
- ~9 years leading the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission, a non-regulatory public agency that helps private landowners (and Idaho's 50 local conservation districts) do voluntary agricultural stewardship projects that benefit people and resources.
- 5 years on the Ada County Planning & Zoning Commission, Chair in 2016 (also 2 years on Eagle Transportation Committee). She's also worked with the Eagle Foothills Grape Growers Association and others to amend existing county ordinance and promote agriculturally-related economic development in the county.
- 4 years as a county commissioner (supervisor) providing vision, leadership, oversight and accountability, budgeting and administrative oversight, promoting economic development and responsible land use planning, and more.
- 5 years as small business owner providing grant writing and administrative services to cities, counties, and special districts.
- 8+ years as a public information and administrative services officer for a regional transportation and metropolitan planning organization.
- A Masters degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace-building.
Teri's working to improve the lives of foster children as a member of the Idaho Citizen Review Panel for Region 4 (recommending improvements in the foster care system to the Legislature), and is an advisory board member and graduate of the Idaho Women in Leadership group.
Last year's co-chair of the Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit, Teri also serves on the University of Idaho's Rinker Rock Creek Advisory Board. She's a graduate of four highly respected leadership programs, and serves on the advisory boards of two of them.
Teri moved to Idaho when she was hired by the state to lead the non-regulatory Conservation Commission where they work with Idaho's 50 local conservation districts on voluntary agricultural stewardship projects.
Teri is invested in the future of Ada County and Idaho. She and her husband of 38 years, Rich, live in the Eagle area with dogs and horses. They have children and grandchildren who live here. Teri and Rich care very much about the future - that of their children, grandchildren, and yours.