Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Board Members

The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Terms are four years.

Members must be citizens of the United States, residents of the state of Idaho, and qualified voters. Appointments must assure appropriate geographic representation of the state of Idaho. No more than four members may be from any one political party. Two members are chosen for knowledge and interest in solid waste; two for knowledge of and interest in air quality; two for knowledge of and interest in water quality; and finally, one for knowledge of and interest in air, water, and solid waste issues.

Officers

Each year, the Board elects a chair, vice chair, and secretary. Five members are necessary for a quorum at any regular or special meeting. The action of the majority of members present constitutes the action of the Board.

Compensation

Members are paid for their travel and other expenses, plus $50 per day during session and while traveling to and from meetings as provided by Idaho Code §59-509(h).

 

 

Members

Contact Information Photo and Bio Term Expiration Date Specialty Area
Kevin C. Boling
Chair (R)
5881 N. Ferdinand Court
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
661-0909 - Cell
664-0557 - Fax
Kevin Boling Kevin Boling is president of The Boling Company, a forestland investment firm dedicated to helping people and organizations buy, sell, trade, and manage timberlands in the Northwest. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in forest resource management and has over 30 years of experience in forestry, management, and land sales. His career includes serving as logging supervisor for Potlatch in St. Maries, Vice President of Manufacturing for Webster Industries in Bangor, Wisconsin, manager of Forest Capital Partners (FCP) where he oversaw the company’s first timberland purchase, as well as the acquisitions and management of LP's 35,000 acres of northern Idaho timberlands and Boise Cascade’s 1.3 million acres of western timberlands. He also managed Westslope Properties real estate portfolio efforts throughout the West, successfully closing $87 million of land sales and conservation easements. July 1, 2019 Solid Waste
Beth Elroy
Vice-Chair (R)
PO Box 6, Mail Stop 01-602
Boise, ID 83707
363-2235 - Bus.
368-5555 - Fax
Beth Elroy Beth Elroy is the Facilities Engineering and Construction Manager at Micron Technology in Boise. Her background encompasses extensive and diverse experience as an engineer and environmental manager. She was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the Treasure Valley Air Quality Council and by her peers as the environmental chairperson for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of Idaho and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Idaho State University. Ms. Elroy is also active with the Micron Foundation K-12 programs, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to excellence in education. July 1, 2020 Air
Kermit Kiebert
Secretary (D)
P.O. Box 970
Ponderay, ID 83852
264-6401 - Home
264-6402 - Fax
Kermit Kiebert Kermit Kiebert is president of Bio-Clear Systems, a private community and sewer system serving commercial and residential properties in Bonner County, and president of Natural Resource Services Inc., a consulting firm specializing in logging, road building, construction, excavation, silva cultural management, and specialty wood production. His career includes service as District 1 Idaho State Senator, director of the Idaho Department of Transportation, and a teacher and principal for the Bonner County School District. Mr. Kiebert graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in education and completed graduate studies in natural history. He has an extensive history of public service including the Bonner County Historical Society and the National Heritage Trust Advisory Board. Mr. Kiebert currently serves on the board of the Ice Age Floods Institute. July 1, 2022 Air
John McCreedy
Member (I)
1951 S. Saturn Way
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83709
383-6500 - Bus.
383-6688 - Fax
John McCreedy John McCreedy is president and chief executive officer for The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC. He graduated from the University of Idaho, College of Law in 1987; served as a Deputy Attorney General for Idaho from 1988 to 1992; and was in the private practice of law from 1992 to 2004, when he joined Amalgamated. He has practiced environmental law and regulation throughout his career, is a member of the Treasure Valley Air Quality Council, and has worked with trade associations and other organizations on numerous environmental issues. July 1, 2018 Multi-Media
Nick Purdy
Member (R)
Box 686, Highway 20
Picabo, ID 83348
720-5150 - Cell
788-0214 - Fax
Nick Purdy Nick Purdy owns and operates Picabo Livestock Company, Purdy Enterprises, and the Silver Creek Convenience Store in Picabo, Idaho. Mr. Purdy is a member and past director of the Idaho Cattleman's Association, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho Nature Conservancy. A division of his company, Feedlot Environmental Systems, has developed a system to control dust, cool cattle and control flies and odor that has been installed in cattle feedlots all over the West and Mid-West. Mr. Purdy received his Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Idaho, and has been awarded the National Environmental Stewardship Award and the Department of Interior Stewardship Award. July 1, 2019 Water
Dr. J. Randy MacMillan
Member (R)
P.O. Box 712
Buhl, ID 83316
543-3456 - Bus.
543-4146 - Fax
Randy MacMillan Randy MacMillan is Vice-president of Research and Environmental Affairs for Clear Springs Foods Inc. in Buhl, Idaho. Dr. MacMillan received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Washington, and Master of Science from Michigan State University. He worked as a research biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and has served as Chairman of the Upper Snake Basin Advisory Group. He is also active with many aquaculture and fishery associations committed to water quality and fish health. July 1, 2019 Water
Carol Mascareñas
Member (D)
5000 Baltimore Circle
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
526-0633 - Bus.
526-3149 - Fax
Carol Mascarenas Carol Mascareñas is the Safety and Health Director for the Idaho National Laboratory. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and is a licensed Civil Engineer with an environmental emphasis. She has held technical and leadership positions in hazardous waste cleanup, regulatory services, and environmental restoration and compliance throughout her career. July 1, 2020 Solid Waste

 


Staff Contacts

Management Assistant
Rosie Alonzo
DEQ State Office
Director's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0240
rosie.alonzo@deq.idaho.gov

Administrative Rules Coordinator
Paula Wilson
DEQ State Office
Attorney General's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0418
paula.wilson@deq.idaho.gov

Related Pages

Board of Environmental Quality

Board Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

DEQ Rulemakings

Precedential Orders of the Board

Contested Case Petitions Filed with the Idaho Board of Environmental Quality