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.
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.
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.
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.
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Conservation Voters for Idaho began the Boards & Commissions Fellowship Program in January 2021.
Meet the Fellows and Mentors from the inaugural program.
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