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The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners who serve staggered, five-year terms.  The Commissioners are appointed in alternate years by the Mayor of Boise in odd numbered years, and the Ada County Commissioners in even numbered years.  Board of Commissioner meetings are conducted on the second Wednesday of each month.

Brad Foltman, Chairman
Mr. Foltman was appointed to the Board in the spring of 2008.

Mr. Foltman’s undergraduate education was obtained at St. Louis University and he holds two masters degrees from Boise State University.

Mr. Foltman’s professional career included over 30 years of Idaho state government experience in various administrative positions. He started his state employment with the Idaho Division of Aeronautics after completing his active duty with the U. S. Coast Guard. He provided administrative support to the Idaho Department of Fish & Game and concluded his state employment with over 20 years experience in the Executive Office of the Governor's Division of Financial Management. Budgeting and public policy formulation and implementation were substantial parts of his administrative responsibilities.

Mr. Foltman enjoys outdoor activities and has served in various capacities with local fraternal and community organizations. Click here to read more about our Board Chairman.

 

Kent Rock, Vice Chairman:
Mr. Rock was appointed to the Board in March, 2012.

Mr. Rock is a Senior Manager with Development Planning and Financing Group. He retired in 2012 from the City of Boise having served there since 1981. In 1984, Kent was appointed City Treasurer, a position that he held until his retirement. Previous to that, Kent worked in the planning and development and banking sectors.

As City Treasurer, Mr. Rock oversaw the City’s banking, investment, debt management, collections, and purchasing activities. He was a member of the City’s Deferred Compensation Administrative Board and was the first Chairman of the Employee Health Care Trust.

Mr. Rock served as president  and on the boards of directors for the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers’ Association, Idaho Public Risk Managers Association and the Association of Public Treasurers of the US and Canada. He chaired the Committee on Cash Management and Investment Practices for Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and was a member of their Advisory Committee to the US Treasury on Arbitrage. He chaired the Investment Policy and Debt Policy Certification Committees of the Association of Public Treasurers. He also served on the State Treasurer’s Investment Policy Advisory Committee.

Mr. Rock attended the University of Idaho and has a BA in Business Management from Brigham Young University - Hawaii Campus.

 

Gary Machacek, Commissioner:
Mr. Machacek was appointed to the Board in October, 2010

Mr. Machacek is the general partner of 16 low-income housing complexes for families and seniors in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming where he served as the developer, owner, architect and general contractor in all of the projects.

Mr. Machacek has extensive experience in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and USDA Rural Development low-income housing programs. He held several management positions with Idaho Housing and Finance Association, where he worked with Section 8 Certificates; Vouchers; Low-Rent Public Housing projects for the elderly; new construction; loan underwriting; rental rehab programs and permanent housing for the handicapped homeless; management of the low-income housing tax credit for Idaho; and the development of new programs for low-income renters.

Mr. Machacek received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Idaho in 1974.

Mr. Machacek is a past member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Smithsonian Institute and carries a current architect’s license. He is a member and past president of the Boise Capital Lions Club service organization, a Director for Luther Heights Bible Camp in the Sawtooth Mountains, and past president of the Board of Directors for Community House.

Mr. Machacek has operated his own architectural practice since 1982 and his own development company since 1989.

 

Ryan Fitzgerald, Commissioner:
Mr. Fitzgerald was appointed to the Board in January, 2011.

Mr. Fitzgerald, Managing Partner – Contracts & Solicitations
Ryan Fitzgerald is a principal of GSA Results and the manager of GSA Schedule and Proposal Development. Prior to joining to GSA Results, Mr. Fitzgerald previously served as the Director of the Washington, DC Office for the State of Idaho and Governor Dirk Kempthorne. During his tenure, Ryan successfully advocated for federal legislation, programs and appropriations that were priorities of the Governor, the Idaho State legislature and State agencies.

Preceding his work with Governor Kempthorne, Ryan was a Washington, DC Association Executive with the leading industry association dedicated to advancing electric drive transportation and sustainable mobility. Ryan played a key role in the passage of federal tax credits for early adopters of electric drive vehicles and championed the promotion and launch of the first hybrid vehicles in the United States. He played an integral role in the public acceptance and government procurement of this cutting edge technology. Ryan has also worked in the office of United State Senator Dirk Kempthorne on issues ranging from education and public lands to telecommunications and commerce matters. In addition to his work on Capitol Hill, Ryan worked as a legislative consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton focusing specifically on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from Washington State University with a degree in criminal justice / political science. He is an experienced public affairs, communications, and government relations professional with a diverse background, which includes that of commercial construction and mechanical engineering having grown up in the management of his family’s mechanical engineering firm.

 

Miguel Legarreta, Commissioner, Director of Public Policy, Ada County Association of REALTORS®:
Mr. Legarreta was appointed to the Board in March, 2013

Mr. Legarreta has a diverse background in both public policy and business management. He currently serves as the Director of Public Policy for the Ada County Association of REALTORS® (ACAR). At ACAR, Miguel has been an advocate of a number of issues promoting housing and home ownership, including the creation of the Welcome Home Idaho Program, which helped thousands of Idahoans into homes. In this role, he has served on Committees for the National Association of REALTORS®, including the Housing Opportunity Committee and Public Policy Coordinating Committee as well as service on a number of state and local committees and task forces.

Prior to joining ACAR, Mr. Legarreta was the Government Affairs Director for the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho where he advocated for a number of land use issues on the state and local level. As both a volunteer and professional, Mr. Legarreta has been directly involved in dozens of successful campaigns and elections.

Mr. Legarreta began his career in public policy working for Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne as Executive Assistant and Scheduler where he coordinated staff, issues and activity throughout Idaho. Prior to his involvement in public policy and advocacy, he was an entrepreneur starting businesses ranging from an investment advisory firm and a chain of men’s hair salons.

Mr. Legarreta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Finance from The College of Idaho.

 

Yvette Ashton, Commissioner:
Ms. Ashton is a recipient of BC/ACHA services and was appointed to the Board in 2014.

Ms. Ashton is a Benefits Counselor with AARP in Ada and Canyon Counties. Her experience and expertise include working with low and median income senior citizens and referring them to appropriate community agencies for assistance. Her work with the local senior community also includes providing resources at events such as the Saint Luke’s Celebration Women’s Show; Age of Champions held at the Egyptian Theater, the Second Annual Care Givers Conference held at Boise State University, and the Senior Scam Jams held at Boise State University and the Nampa Civic Center.

Ms. Ashton is a member of the Brain Health planning Committee Board for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. As an elected Member of the Medical care Advisory Committee in Boise, Ms. Ashton served as a representative of Medicaid recipients for two consecutive three-year terms.

Ms. Ashton received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Science and a Minor in Family Studies from Boise State University in 2012.

During an internship with AARP Meridian in 2011, Ms. Ashton facilitated the 2011 Elder Abuse Summit & Exploration at Boise State University and authored and distributed The Idaho Simple Senior Guide; a comprehensive research guide to senior resources in Idaho with tips on how to access services.

Ms. Ashton was a co-author of the Idaho Price Guide to Long-term Care Insurance & Services for Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).

Before moving to Idaho Ms. Ashton resided in California, and from 1985 to 1989 served on the Board of Directors of Alpha Tau Chi in San Bernardino, an agency that assisted troubled incarcerated children at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall. She received recognition from California State Senator Ruben S. Ayala, and an award from Juvenile Judge, the Honorable Patrick J. Morris for her work with these children. She also received the Volunteer of the Year award from Chief Probation Officer Jerry D. Hill of San Bernardino. In 1984 Ms. Ashton served on the Board of Directors for Redlands Valley Rehabilitation in Redlands California where she assisted mentally challenged participants.

 

Raquel Guglielmetti
Ms. Guglielmetti was appointed to the Board in December, 2016

Born and raised in Idaho, Ms. Guglielmetti is a Senior Commercial Lender for Mountain West Bank. She holds an MBA from Boise State University where she also served as an adjunct professor for the College of Business & Economics. Her banking career spanned 24 years, first with First Security Bank culminating as Vice President of Private Banking, and then with Bank of the Cascades as Vice President, Team Leader of Treasury Solutions for Idaho. Ms. Guglielmetti worked 11 years at Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp., a nonprofit that develops and manages multifamily affordable housing.  As Executive Vice President / Director of Development, she was responsible for over $125 million of affordable housing development, which preserved and created 1,224 apartment units throughout Idaho and Oregon.

From 2006-13 Ms. Guglielmetti was a Board Member of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), including Chairpersons of the Federal Legislative Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Education Committees. She is a founding member and past-president of Idaho AHMA. Important to these roles were conducting legislative meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Idaho and other Northwest delegations and educating its members on grassroots efforts in Congress. She served in 2012-13 with the Utah Community Development Finance Alliance (CDFA) as the Idaho Board Member Representative.  In 2008 Raquel was awarded Oregon Housing and Community Services' (OHCS') Excellence Award for Preservation of Affordable Housing.

Ms. Guglielmetti is a recipient of Idaho Business Review’s 2009 Idaho Women of the Year and the WCA’s 2008 Tribute to Women and Industry. Past community service includes Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee Member for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Board of Trustees, and other advisory board positions in support of local nonprofits. Since January 2010, she has been a member of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, actively serving on and leading various grants committees.

Ms. Guglielmetti personal interests are quite varied, including outdoors activities (skiing, hiking, biking, rafting), the arts and theatre (Idaho Shakespeare Festival and community theatre), and music (jazz, classical and country swing). She loves exploring Idaho and the history of our country. Most important to her is spending quality family time, especially with her grandchildren.

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