Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Idaho State Historical Society is the policy-making and governance body for the Agency, is appointed by the Governor, and has all of the powers and duties established by the Constitution of the State of Idaho.  Trustees provide a statewide perspective that informs Agency services and serve as a vital communication link back to communities.

Members of the board are recruited and selected on the basis of their qualifications with due regard to their knowledge, competence, experience, and interest in the fields related to the preservation and promotion of Idaho history.

The Board represents the entire state of Idaho and are responsible for ensuring that Agency statutes, policies and procedures are followed.  The Board delegates the management of the organization to the executive director and leadership team of the Society.

Don Pischner (District 1)

Earl Bennett (District 2)

Bill Butticci (District 3)

Ernest A. Hoidal (District 4)

Paul Smith (District 5)

W. James (Jim) Johnston (District 6)

Hope Benedict (District 7)