Meet the 2023 Boards and Commissions Fellowship Mentors


Joey Chen

Joey Chen was born and raised in Guangdong, a southeast coastal province in China.  Joey and her family moved to Idaho in 2004 and they fell in love with this beautiful place. After earning her bachelor degree in accounting at Boise State University, she started her career with a local CPA firm in Boise. Joey is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and currently the Finance & Administration Director for Capital City Development Corporation, Boise City’s Urban Renewal Agency. 

Outside of the office, Joey is an active member of our community and she gives back to the community through volunteer efforts and civic engagements. Joey was the 2016 Boise Young Professionals Marketing & Communication Work Team Member of the Year and is also a graduate of Leadership Boise Class of 2017-2019. She is fluent in both the Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, and is active in Boise’s Chinese community, serving as the Board Treasurer for the local nonprofit Idaho Chinese Organization since 2012.

One of Joey’s favorite philosophies in life is “Passion + Hard Work = Success”. She is passionate about helping others and playing a role in helping Treasure Valley grow responsibly. Her goal is to continue to be part of Treasure Valley’s growth story while trying to ensure that everyone living and moving here are afforded the same opportunities for success that she was provided.