For Immediate Release
DATE: July 21, 2021
Contact: Shevawn Von Tobel
Office: (208) 342-1264 ext.110
Cell: (208) 890-2778
(Boise, Idaho) – Next week, a local conservation group invites members of the public to attend a series of informational sessions in eastern Idaho to learn more about their upcoming Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program.
The Conservation Voters for Idaho Boards and Commissions 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 six-month fellowship program is free for all participants. Accepted fellows will learn a variety of civic leadership skills and policy expertise in order to better serve on local and state boards and commissions.
The 2022 program will run from January 2022 to July 2022. Applications will open October 1, 2021. Fellows can expect a 15-20 hours-per-month time commitment. No previous experience in policy or conservation required.
The Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program “allowed me to gain a better understanding of boards and commissions, what it means to serve, as well as opening doors for women of color to represent and engage in conversations impacting my community,” said Patricia Walker, a 2021 participant of the fellowship program.
Event Dates and Locations:
Monday, July 26, 6:30 p.m. at College of Southern Idaho, Taylor Building, Rm. 276, Twin Falls, Idaho
Tuesday, July 27, 12 p.m. at Jordan & Company (109 N. Arthur Ave. Pocatello, Idaho), 3rd Floor conference room and 7 p.m. at The Sand Trap (2720 Bannock Highway, Pocatello, Idaho)
Wednesday, July 28 6:30 p.m. at Journey’s (1497 Curlew Dr., Idaho Falls, Idaho)
Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Family Safety Network (120 S. 1st St. East, Driggs, Idaho)
About Conservation Voters for Idaho Education Fund
Conservation Voters for Idaho Education Fund protects Idaho’s environment and quality of life by informing, engaging and empowering citizens who care about our natural heritage and healthy communities. We advocate for sound environmental policy.