Council President Elaine Clegg

Elaine Clegg, Council President

Elaine Clegg has experience as an advocate, nonprofit leader and elected representative who brings together diverse stakeholders. She was elected to the Boise City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015.  Elaine currently serves as City Council President. During her tenure the City has adopted a Master Streets Map to guide context sensitive roadway design, developed a roadway connectivity measurement, and completed a full Comprehensive Plan update. She has also been a leader in completing the integration of transportation and land use via corridor and new arterial master plans, and extension of the bicycle and pedestrian network citywide. Additionally, she is focused on the update of the City zoning code that is currently underway.

Elaine has worked for Idaho Smart Growth (ISG) since 1998, where she specializes in providing community assistance by working directly with over 20 Idaho communities.   She has completed policy, zoning and pedestrian/bicycle action plans that support smarter growth through land use and transportation integration in areas around the State. Elaine facilitates the “Idahoans for Transportation Choices” coalition for ISG working with Idaho congressional leaders to ensure that transportation reauthorization reflects the concerns of Idahoans.

Elaine has been asked to share her broad experience via service on several boards. She represents the City of Boise on the Board of the region’s MPO – the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS), serves as the Chair of the Valley Regional Transit Authority Board and represents the Boise region as 2nd Vice President on the Association of Idaho Cities. Nationally, Elaine is President of the Board of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.  She is also on the Policy Steering Committee for Transportation and Infrastructure for the National League of Cities.

Elaine volunteered for many years with Girls Scouts and Little League and has served on numerous local non-profit boards. Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Visual Arts) from Boise State University. She and her husband Brett have five children and nine grandchildren. 

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