Boards and Commissions Fellowship

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Apply for the 2022 Boards & Commissions Fellowship Program

The Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program provides opportunities for Idahoans from underrepresented communities to learn the skills necessary to become leaders. This free 6 month program will provide mentorship, education, and one-on-one guidance for participants to apply and serve on local boards, commissions, and other civic leadership roles to amplify their voices for their interests.

The 2021 Fellows stand with Idaho leaders during luncheon.

Supporting the next generation of leaders

Our Boards and Commissions Fellowship is intended to develop the skills and capacity of Idaho leaders and build the power of underrepresented groups to serve on relevant boards and commissions. Underrepresented communities are the ones most impacted by voter suppression efforts, economic injustice, and environmental exploitation. Being at the frontlines of these issues makes leaders from these communities equipped to make meaningful, long-term changes that benefit all of Idaho.

Group of Conservation Voters for Idaho boards and commissions fellows
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 on appointed boards and commissions. 

Four fellows participate in a mock city council hearing
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.

People in a classroom
Provide policy training

While applicants are not required to have previous conservation policy experience, our B&C 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. 

Upcoming Events

Learn more about our program designed to increase diversity and representation on Idaho’s boards and commissions and give community members the tools and resources they need to successfully apply and serve.

Virtual Informational Session

Join our Boards and Commissions Coordinator, Toni Belknap-Brinegar, in an online discussion around our Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program.

Info Session
Tuesday, October 26
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Learn more about our Boards and Commissions Fellowship program and sign up to be notified of future opportunities to participate!

Meet Our 2021 Fellows

Learn more about our first cohort of Boards and Commissions Fellows.


Meet Our 2021 Mentors

Meet our Boards and Commissions Mentors who provide one-on-one coaching and advice for our Fellows.


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Find out more about our Boards and Commissions Program.


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