The 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.

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Meet the 2021 Mentors

About the Fellowship Program

Conservation Voters for Idaho’s Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program aims to increase diversity on Idaho boards and commissions. 

This six-month Fellowship Program is designed to: 

  • Develop community leaders to serve on public boards and commissions
  • Increase the representative diversity on local and commissions by recruiting women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented groups to serve on appointed boards and commissions. 
  • Develop civic leadership skills and build policy expertise 
  • Provide one-on-one coaching with a mentor 
  • Train fellows in conservation policy, including but not limited to land use, clean energy, and development.

Read more about our Fellowship Program here.

View Frequently Asked Questions here: BandCFlyer_Fellows.