Idaho’s underrepresented communities – such as women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with disabilities – are most impacted by voter suppression efforts and environmental exploitation. 
CVI Education Fund’s Boards & Commissions Fellowship provides education and encouragement for Idaho’s aspiring leaders, building representation of these underserved communities and creating the foundation of a democracy that represents all Idahoans.

Meet the 2024 Fellows & Mentors

The 2024 Fellowship Program celebrates its official kick-off on February 22. Meet the participants in this year’s program!

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Increase representation

Our Fellowship program is designed to increase the representative diversity on Idaho  boards and commissions by recruiting women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and other underrepresented groups in Idaho to serve the community on public boards and commissions. 

Develop civic leadership skills

The Boards and Commissions Fellowship program helps our fellows develop civic leadership skills by providing monthly trainings, pairing fellows with one-on-one coaching with mentors, and providing hands-on experience with parliamentary procedure, how decisions are made, and more.

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Provide policy training

Fellows will gain critical conservation policy knowledge during the program, in order to give them the tools they need to successfully advance conservation policy while serving on a local board or commission such as planning & zoning commissions, parks and recreation commissions, and more.

Receive Email Updates

Stay informed of all Boards & Commissions news with our monthly newsletter, where we highlight all our fellows accomplish, public service opportunities, and more.

Share Program Details

Are you or someone you know interested in joining our Fellowship program? Learn more about the program's contents, time requirements, and more by reading this flyer.

Make a Contribution

This program, under the CVI Education Fund, is made possible by the support of individuals like you who care about creating a truly representative democracy.

Boards and Commissions News

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Boards & Commissions: July In Review

Written by Toni Belknap-Brinegar, CVI’s Boards & Commissions Coordinator. To receive this monthly program update…

Meet the Previous Fellowship

Conservation Voters for Idaho began the Boards & Commissions Fellowship Program in January 2021. 

Meet the Fellows and Mentors from previous years of the Fellowship!