Dan Schaeffer, Chairman
Commissioner, Hillsdale Highway District
Dan Schaeffer has been a commissioner for Hillsdale Highway District since 1992. He lives in the Paul, Idaho area where he is a Farmer/Feedlot owner.
Mr. Schaeffer has been a board member for Idaho Association of Highway District for the last 10 years. He has also been the Vice Chairman of the board for A & B Irrigation since 2003 and was appointed by Governor Butch Otter to the Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan committee (CAMP).
Mr. Schaeffer began serving as a member on the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council in October 2009 and is the current Chairman.
Don Ebert, Vice Chairman
Commissioner, Clearwater County
Don Ebert graduated from LCSC with a BS in Business Administration. For ten years he owned and operated a rock crushing company and currently owns and operates Mary Ann’s grocery store in Weippe with his wife.
Mr. Ebert has served on the Weippe City Council, on the school board of District 171, as a Clearwater County Commissioner, as a member of the Public Land and Transportation committees for the Idaho Association of Counties , and as the IAC District II President in 2009.
Mr. Ebert has been a member of the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council since January 2009 and is the current Vice Chairman.
Mac Pooler, Secretary/Treasurer
Mayor, City of Kellogg
Mac Pooler, born and raised in Kellogg, has been the mayor since 2001 with the mission statement “to work and make the city of Kellogg the best place to live, not only for attracting new people, but for the residents who have made Kellogg their home for many years.
Mr. Pooler began working for the Idaho Water Company in Kellogg in 1966 and was appointed manager in 1969. In 1974 a water district was formed where he served as manager for the water district until his retirement in 2004. He currently serves on the Governor’s Drinking Water Advisory Committee, as a staff member of Idaho Water Certification Board, as an Idaho Rural Water and AIC Legislative Committee member, and Trustee for Kellogg Elk’s Club #1841.
Mr. Pooler began serving as a Local Highway Technical Assistance Council member in May 2008.
Gilbert Hofmeister, Council Member
Commissioner, Power County Highway District
Gilbert Hofmeister was born and raised in American Falls and continues to farm in Rockland valley.
Mr. Hofmeister was elected to the Power County Highway Commissioner board in 2004 and continues to serve in that capacity. He has also held positions on the Power County Planning and Zoning board, Power County FSA board, and numerous positions in his church. Gilbert has served on the board for the Idaho Association of Highway Districts for the past eight years where he currently serves as president.
Mr. Hofmeister began serving as a member on the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council in January 2013.
Terry Werner, Council Member
Commissioner, Post Falls Highway District
Terry Werner was elected as the Post Falls Highway District Commissioner in 1995. Terry has resided in Post Falls with his wife Cathy since 1982.
Mr. Werner has worked for the City of Post Falls for twenty years, starting as a meter reader in the water division and working his way to his present position of Public Services Director. He also served on the Post Falls City Council from 1985 to 1991.
Mr. Werner serves as a board member for the Idaho Association of Highway Districts, a board member for the Aquifer Protection District for the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, legislative committee for AIC, and Association Manager for the Greater CDA USBC Bowling Association.
Mr. Werner began serving as a member of the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council in October 2011.
Lan Smith, Council Member
Commissioner, Gem County
Lan Smith earned a degree from the College of Southern Idaho in Fire Science, had a career in the fire service for 22 years, and was the Deputy Fire Chief for ten years.
Mr. Smith is very active in the community and has volunteered on multiple boards and worked with various associations. His accomplishments include: Chairman of the Idaho Association of Counties Transportation Committee, Chairman of the State of Idaho Juvenile Training Council, Walter Knox Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Idaho Emergency Medical Services Personal Licensure Rules Taskforce, Mayor and Commissioners Youth Action Council, Boy Scouts of America with 25 years of service, Silver Beaver Award, District Award of Merit, Boise Fire Department life saving award, Former Uniform Fire Code Committee member and a private pilot license.
Mr. Smith has been a Local Highway Technical Assistance Council member since June 2007.
Lee Staker, Council Member
Commissioner, Bonneville County
Lee Staker, Bonneville County Commissioner District 3, was elected to a 2-year term in 1993. He was re-elected in January 2001. Lee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He served 8 years as a Senator for the State of Idaho and currently serves on several local and state boards.
Mr. Staker began serving as a member on the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council in October 2010.
Ken Harward, Executive Director, Association of Idaho Cities
Tony Poinelli, Deputy Director, Idaho Assocation of Counties
Stuart O. Davis, Executive Director, Idaho Assocation of Highway Districts