Governor Little appoints commissioners to serve Idaho

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Governor Brad Little has appointed two new commissioners to serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

The new commissioners are April Durrant from Boise and Rebecca Wood from Richfield.

These two join the existing commission of 13 governor-appointed commissioners whose mission is “to inspire and recognize volunteers and empower communities through service and AmeriCorps to solve Idaho’s unmet needs.”

“We are thrilled to welcome new commissioners who have a passion and long history with volunteerism and national service in Idaho,” said Renee Bade, Serve Idaho program manager.

Durrant was appointed by Governor Little to fill the role of someone with experience in promoting the involvement of older people in service and volunteerism. Alumnus of AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), she currently works as a Senior Program Analyst for the Idaho Housing and Urban and Development (HUD) office. She previously worked for the federal agency AmeriCorps where she served as Idaho State Director, overseeing AmeriCorps Seniors and AmeriCorps VISTA programming for the state. She was previously an ex-officio member of the commission and brings a lifelong passion for AmeriCorps and volunteerism.

Wood was nominated by Governor Little to serve as local government. She is currently Chair of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Vice Chair of the Lincoln County Youth Commission. Wood was the founder of the Lincoln County 21st Century Community Learning Center, where she is also a director. She is heavily involved as a volunteer with the National Association of Counties for Public Lands committee, the Southern Idaho Regional Communications Center, and several local councils. Additionally, she has worked extensively with AmeriCorps as a program sponsor.

To learn more about Serve Idaho and volunteerism, visit the Serving Idaho Facebook Page Where ServeIdaho.gov.

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