Board of Electrical Appeal

The Electrical Board hears and decides appeals of orders or determinations made by the Chief Electrical Inspector; reviews updated electrical codes, ordinance updates, amendments, and fee update proposals and makes recommendations to City Council.

Board Meeting Information

Meetings are held in a hybrid format allowing both virtual and in-person attendance.


Meet annually or as needed for appeals


Boise City Hall, 150 N Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702


About the Board Members

The Board of Electrical Appeals has seven members who serve four-year terms. Board members can serve an unlimited number of terms.

The Board consists of:

  • One Idaho licensed engineer
  • Three Idaho licensed electrical contractors
  • Three members in any combination as an Idaho licensed engineer, Idaho licensed electrical contractor or qualified electrical industry representative.

A minimum of four members must reside in Boise city limits and any members not a resident of Boise must reside in Ada County and conduct business in Boise.

  • Tom Betty, Chair
    Appointed January 2020
  • Tom Brown
    Appointed March 2020
  • Vern Chitwood
    Appointed July 2020
  • John T Edwards
    Appointed September 2019
  • Pat Paz
    Appointed October 2021
  • Jon Van Stone
    Appointed March 2020
  • Kelly Lamp
    Appointed August 2023

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