Derick O'Neill, who has served the past three years as CEO of the Treasure Valley United Way, is set to head up a city government division that includes the Planning and Zoning, Design Review and Historical Preservation departments, assuming the City Council ratifies his appointment by Mayor David Bieter.
He will replace Bruce Chatterton, who took a similar job with the city of Meridian.
There is no city position more critical to managing Boises return to economic health than the director of Planning and Development Services, Bieter said in a city press release. With Dericks well-rounded experience, Im confident he is the right person to foster high-quality community development and to accelerate the citys economic recovery.
ONeills experience includes leadership and advisory positions on the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission, Boise School District Board of Trustees, Treasure Valley Family YMCA, Urban Land Institute District Council, Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho and Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, according to the release.
Born and raised in Boise, O'Neill earned a bachelor of science degree from Santa Clara University in 1989. He began his professional career as a commercial real-estate leasing agent in Bellevue, Wash., with Colliers MaCauley Nicolls International. O'Neill and his wife, Kathy, have three children, Maison, Drake and Paul.
The council is scheduled to consider his appointment at a Tuesday meeting.