Rebecca Arnold

Candidate for Mayor

Bio provided by candidate

REBECCA ARNOLD  is a practicing Attorney and former CPA, with a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence.   Her expertise in financial matters, her understanding of and respect for the legal principles protecting the citizens, and her award-winning leadership of the Ada County Highway District, uniquely qualify her to lead the City of Boise into a new chapter of efficient, open and responsive City administration.

Rebecca has devoted more than thirty (30) years to community and public service in our community, all while working full time and raising a family.  Excerpts of her community service are provided below.   For full information, please go to


Ada County Highway District – elected Commissioner in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016:  one of 5 elected Commissioners who make policy decisions and who oversee an agency with 305 employees and an annual budget of approx. $125 Million for the maintenance of 2,400 miles of roadways, the construction of new infrastructure projects and the coordination and planning of regional transportation system; Vice President 2007-2010; and 2017-2018; President 2011, 2012 and 2019

Ada County Boys & Girls Club – January 2012 to Present, currently serving as a Board member

Junior League of Boise - 1990 to Present, currently serving as an active volunteer in various community service projects through the JLB, including 1 year as chairperson of Second Time Around retail shop.  Received 2006 Community Service Award.  For JLB’s 80th anniversary in 2008, chosen as one of 80 honored women over the 80 year history of the JLB that exemplify the spirit and values of the JLB.

Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program/CASA - 1990 to 1995 - provided free legal services to court appointed special advocates/guardians ad litem in child protection cases.

Ada County City Emergency Management Council – Jan 2005 to Feb 2013 & 2019, served as an executive committee member making policy decisions and administering emergency preparedness funds, including funding from Department of Homeland Security

Idaho Association of Highway Districts – November 2007 to February 2019, served as board Member, President and Past President of the association representing 62 highway districts in Idaho. Honored as Commissioner of the Year for 2014.

Community Planning Association – January 2008 to Present, currently serving as an executive board member making policy decisions and administering funding for two-county Metropolitan Planning Organization; 2010 to Present Chairman Finance Committee

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Boise, Idaho Affiliate,
Board of Directors October 1999 through October 2005; Affiliate Treasurer – 2 years; Volunteer - October 1999 to 2012, served as a volunteer for fundraising and education projects.  Race for the Cure sponsor

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