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.


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.


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).




Contact Information Photo and Bio Term Expiration Date Specialty Area
Beth Elroy
Chair (R)
PO Box 6
Mail Stop 01-602
Boise, ID 83707
(208) 363-2235 - Bus.
(208) 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 was selected by her peers to serve as the environmental chairperson for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Elroy earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of Idaho and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Idaho State University. She is also active with the Micron Foundation K-12 programs, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to excellence in education. July 1, 2020 Air
Kermit Kiebert
Vice-Chair (D)
P.O. Box 970
Ponderay, ID 83852
(208) 264-6401 - Home
(208) 264-6402 - Fax
Kermit Kiebert Kermit Kiebert is the president of Bio-Clear Systems, a private community and sewer system serving commercial and residential properties in Bonner County. He is also president of Natural Resource Services Inc., a consulting firm specializing in logging, road building, construction, excavation, silvicultural 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 B.S. 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
Mark Bowen
Secretary (I)
999 W. Main Street, Suite 1200
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 383-6266 – Bus.
(208) 345-5315 – Fax
Mark Bowen Mark Bowen is the vice president of Jacobs Engineering Group's Boise office where he coordinates services for private- and public-sector clients on water, wastewater, environmental, transportation, and facilities projects. He received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University and a M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University in 1984. He received his Professional Engineer license in 1988 and has successfully managed multidisciplinary teams for large design and construction-phased projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Bowen currently serves on Boise State University’s College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, the Boise Watershed Exhibits Board, and the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Advisory Board. July 1, 2022 Multi-Media

Kevin C. Boling
Member (R)
5881 N. Ferdinand Court
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
(208) 661-0909 - Cell
(208) 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 and succeeding 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, 2023 Solid Waste
Nick Purdy
Member (R)
Box 686, Highway 20
Picabo, ID 83348
(208) 720-5150 - Cell
(208) 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 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 B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Idaho. He has been awarded the National Environmental Stewardship Award and the Department of Interior Stewardship Award. July 1, 2023 Water
Dr. J. Randy MacMillan
Member (R)
P.O. Box 712
Buhl, ID 83316
(208) 543-3456 - Bus.
(208) 543-4146 - Fax
Randy MacMillan Randy MacMillan is Vice-president of Research and Environmental Affairs for Clear Springs Foods Inc. in Buhl, Idaho. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and M.S. 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. Dr. MacMillan is also active with many aquaculture and fishery associations committed to water quality and fish health. July 1, 2023 Water
Carol Mascareñas
Member (D)
5000 Baltimore Circle
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
(208) 526-0633 - Bus.
(208) 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. Ms. Mascareñas 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

Executive Assistant
Darika Barnes
DEQ State Office
Director's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0240

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

Related Pages

Board of Environmental Quality

Board Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

DEQ Rulemakings

Precedential Agency Orders

Petitions for Review of Agency Actions