Citizens interested in running for Ada County Highway District commissioner must file a declaration of candidacy form with the Ada County Clerk by 5 p.m. Aug. 8.
Three of the five ACHD commission seats are on the ballot this November. Voters cast ballots for the non-partisan commission seat representing the area where they live.
District 1, held by Carol McKee, covers Southeast Boise and eastern Ada County.
District 2, held by Rebecca Arnold, covers central Ada County.
District 5, held by Sara Baker, covers west central Ada County.
ACHD is responsible for building and maintaining nearly all the roads and bridges in Ada County and its six cities.
Five part-time commissioners oversee the agency, which has about 300 employees and an $87 million annual budget. The agency operates and maintains 2,150 miles of roads.
ACHD commissioners serve four-year terms representing one of five districts across Ada County.
The compensation for the part-time post is a monthly stipend of $1,686.
The commissioners meet on the first four Wednesdays of each month, excluding holidays.
To qualify to run for the ACHD commission, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years old and a resident of the ACHD district in which he or she seeks office.
Anyone interested in running for ACHD commissioner must file a declaration of candidacy form and pay the $10 filing fee by 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Write-in candidates have until 5 p.m. Sept. 21. The form and fee go to the Ada County Elections Office, 400 Benjamin Lane, Boise, ID 83704. The Elections Office phone number is 287-6860.