STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO RURAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP ACT
67-9006. Board of directors. (1) The partnership shall be managed by a board of directors that shall include the following members:
(a) A representative appointed by the governor;
(b) The directors from not more than five (5) agencies as appointed by the governor;
(c) The director of the cooperative extension service in the state of Idaho;
(d) Representatives from the following federal agencies: the United States department of agriculture’s rural development, farm service agency and forest service, the United States department of the interior’s bureau of land management, the United States department of commerce’s economic development administration, the United States environmental protection agency, and the United States department of housing and urban development;
(e) Four (4) state legislators consisting of one (1) member appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate, one (1) member appointed by the minority leader of the senate, one (1) member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one (1) member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;
(f) A representative chosen by each of the federally recognized Indian tribes in the state of Idaho;
(g) Four (4) representatives from organizations of local government in the state of Idaho, as appointed by the governor, one (1) each representing cities, counties, economic development agencies, and resource conservation and development organizations;
(h) Two (2) representatives, as appointed by the governor, from for-profit business organizations, to include agribusiness and other businesses operating with special emphasis on rural areas of the state of Idaho;
(i) A representative of the principal contractor for the United States department of energy’s Idaho national laboratory; and
(j) Five (5) rural leaders chosen by the governor representing private entrepreneurs, chambers of commerce, nonprofit and community-based organizations, living in rural Idaho and representing a geographic balance across the state.
(2) Nonvoting, ad hoc members may be included on the board to assist with specific issues and projects as necessary.
(3) Except for appointments by the governor under this section, members of the board of directors shall serve at the pleasure of the organization or entity the member represents. Board members appointed under subsection (1)(j) of this section shall serve four (4) year terms concurrent with the governor’s term.
(4) The duties of the board of directors shall be to:
(a) Elect a cochair as provided in section 67-9007, Idaho Code;
(b) Appoint and employ, and at its pleasure discharge, an executive director and to prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of the executive director; and
(c) Establish offices, to incur expenses, to enter into contracts and to create such liabilities as may be reasonable for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter.
(5) The board of directors shall hold a meeting at least annually. A majority of the members of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum.
[67-9006, added 2007, ch. 238, sec. 1, p. 705; am. 2016, ch. 90, sec. 3, p. 279.]