Boards and Commissions Fellowship

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.

Applications Open October 1st for the 2024 Cohort

This year’s Boards & Commissions Fellowship will be in-person in the Treasure Valley between March and August. Our Fellowship brings together future community leaders that identify as part of underrepresented communities to elevate their experience and expertise into local boards and commissions. Apply today to participate!

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. 

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

Learn More About the Program

Find out more about our Boards and Commissions Program.


Meet Our 2023 Fellows

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


Meet Our 2023 Mentors

Meet our Boards and Commissions Mentors who work one-on-one with Fellows.


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Meet the Previous Fellowship

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

Meet the Fellows and Mentors from the inaugural program.

Boards and Commissions News

Boards & Commissions: July In Review

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

Boards & Commissions: June in Review

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