Idaho Section History

After the Idaho Chapter gained official status, Mr. Ervin Olen was the initiator of a group to organize an Idaho Chapter.  The following people met for breakfast in the last part of 1991 to petition what was then ITE District 6 for official chapter status:  Ervin Olen, Terry Little, Greg Laragan, Scott Ellsworth and Jim Pline.  Their work culminated in the Idaho Chapter being recognized as an ITE organization and regularly scheduled meetings began in 1992. The Idaho Chapter Founding Documents can be found at the link below:

FOUNDING DOCUMENTS

Since that time, the Section has grown (along with the State of Idaho) and expanded its services to the Idaho transportation community.  Our first Statewide Conference was held in 2008, and our first chapter golf scramble in 2009.

Prior to being elevated from a Chapter to a Section in 2021, the Idaho Chapter was part of the Intermountain Section, which was dissolved in 2021 as part of the creation of the Mountain District. More history about the past Intermountain Section can be found at: History

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

For outstanding service to the Idaho Section the following individuals have been awarded the Distinguished Service Award:

2015 Inductees:

  • James Pline
  • Richard Jacobson
  • Gary Funkhouser
  • Greg Laragen

 

2016 Inductees:

  • Terry Little

 

Past Presidents

  • 2018-2019 Josh Saak
  • 2017-2018 George Van Horn
  • 2016-2017 Cody Luper
  • 2015-2016 Jeff Jones
  • 2014-2015 Yuri Mereszczak
  • 2013-2014 Andrew Cibor
  • 2012-2013 Dan Thompson
  • 2011-2012 Leah Kelsey
  • 2010-2011 Phil Rust
  • 2009-2010 Ryan Peterson
  • 2008-2009 Bruce Christensen
  • 2007-2008 Meghann Donley
  • 2006-2007 Pierson Dewit
  • 2005-2006 Cameron Waite
  • 2004-2005 Jay Walker
  • 2003-2004 Joe Rosenlund
  • 2002-2003 Joe Tate III
  • 2001-2002 Scott Jones
  • 2000-2001 Jim Larsen
  • 1999-2000 Heidi Carter
  • 1998-1999 Theodore Reynen
  • 1997-1998 Greg Laragan
  • 1996-1997 Terry Little
  • 1995-1996 Terry Little
  • 1994-1995 Michael Kyte
  • 1993-1994 Michael Kyte
  • 1992-1993 Scott Ellsworth
  • Idaho Section petitioned for chapter status in 1992. Erv Olen was elected past president as required by by-laws