Jessica Aguilar is the Vice President of Corporate Real Estate and Construction for D.L. Evans Bank. She is responsible for land acquisitions, design/construction, and facility management of the D.L. Evans Bank's facilities. She is a Boise State University alumna. Jessica is a member of the City of Boise Design Review Committee and a Board Member of the Bogus Basin Recreation Association. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, camping, and skiing at Bogus Basin.
Drew's career has revolved around planning for communities, cities, and now universities. After growing up in a small Midwest town, he traveled west, and Boise has been home for nearly ten years. He currently works for Boise State University, helping with capital planning and campus development.
Ester Ceja is a native Idahoan who has spent the better part of her professional career in the environmental field and, more recently, as a civil rights practitioner. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Boise State University. She is actively involved in the Boise community for the past two decades.
Roberta arrived in SE Boise over 20 years ago, having moved here from Florida. Her passion for natural and historic landscapes led her to a 35-year career with the National Park Service. She worked in natural and cultural resource management, land management planning, education, community outreach, and proactive communications. Since retiring, she's channeled her professional skills into volunteer activities, community involvement, and visiting new and old friends. She believes that by working together, we can build a better community for all.
Having grown up in this great city, Andy believes in being involved, giving back, and being part of positive change. As an architect, he sat for 12.5 years on the Design Review Committee, helping update and expand the city's guidelines elevating design standards. In addition to other city appointments, he is excited to help with the Zoning Code Rewrite.
Byron is an architect, public artist, and preservationist practicing in his hometown of Boise, Idaho. He has worked on various private and public projects, including commercial, multi-family, educational, civil, and cultural facilities—most recently, the James Castle House in Boise. He focuses on affordable housing solutions and the integration of those solutions to build better neighborhoods and towns. Through his design firm, he also works with cultural groups to expand Idaho's collective history through integrated exhibit design, preservation of historic structures, and community building programs. He is a member of the AIA, Preservation Idaho, and Idaho Modern. He lives in the Morris Hill neighborhood with his wife, two children, two cats, and many books.
Frances has dedicated her professional life to supporting and allowing individuals, groups, and organizations to be the very best they can be. She also enjoys nature and the wonderful outdoor experiences that Boise offers. She is determined to bring her professional and personal experiences to the Citywide Advisory Committee to make Boise a vibrant and thriving community for years to come.
Marisa Stevens Keith
Marisa was raised in the Treasure Valley and is now, along with her husband, raising her family here. She is a 20-year practicing social worker and is the president of the Southwest Ada County Alliance Neighborhood Association. She sat on Mayor McLean's transition committee for "Engaging Everyone" and is an active volunteer in her community.
Richard grew up in farm country along Hill Road in the 1970s and 80s, spent a year in Ecuador as a high school exchange student, then lived in the Pacific NW while working as a forester. He eventually earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at UCLA after a stint at the World Health Organization in Lyon, France, where he researched the relationship between the environment, genetics, and breast cancer. He currently serves as the president of the North West Neighborhood Association. He is concerned with finding a way for communities on the edge of the growing city to retain their traditional connections to neighbors and the natural landscape. His primary concern with amending the Zoning Ordinance is to ensure that Boise does not give up its legal power to negotiate for the public good in exchange for higher densities.
Daniel Malarkey is a Senior Fellow at the Sightline Institute, where he thinks and writes about sustainable transportation and clean energy policy in the Pacific Northwest. He's had leadership positions at Amazon.com and with several clean energy startups, including as CEO of his own biodiesel company. In the four years after the Great Recession, he worked as deputy of Washington's state commerce department, where he oversaw the energy office and scores of other programs to improve communities and human welfare. He lives in Boise's Depot Bench neighborhood and is a proud graduate of Bishop Kelly High School, the University of Oregon, and the Harvard Kennedy School.