ADA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
District 2 Commissioner
Ada County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre represents all Ada County taxpayers on the Ada County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Yzaguirre was first elected to the board in January 2003 and was re-elected to serve a four-year term that began in 2011.
Public service is nothing new to Commissioner Yzaguirre. Before becoming an Ada County Commissioner, he devoted more than a decade of his life to serving the citizens of Eagle. Rick served as Eagle’s Mayor from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, he spent eight years on the Eagle City Council. His transition to Eagle City Hall was a natural progression from the many years he served as an Eagle Fire Commissioner – a commitment that began for Yzaguirre back in 1987. In addition to his service to the city of Eagle, Commissioner Yzaguirre also held the title of President of the Association of Idaho Cities from 2001 to 2002.
“I am extremely proud to have been involved in many projects that, over the years, have greatly enhanced the Eagle community,” says Commissioner Yzaguirre. “As an Ada County Commissioner, I am continuing my commitment to public service by focusing my attention on projects that can positively impact all Ada County residents. The Treasure Valley is an incredible place to work, live, and to raise a family. As we move forward we need to ensure decisions today enhance the quality of living in this beautiful county for generations to come.”
Commissioner Yzaguirre currently holds several key leadership positions with many local agencies that are responsible for charting Ada County’s future and preserving residents’ quality of life. He serves as current board member and past chairman of both the Community Planning Association and the Valley Regional Transit Board. Commissioner Yzaguirre has been reappointed to a second term on the Governor’s Interim Committee on Air Quality, and is a current member of the Treasure Valley Partnership, which promotes cooperation in regional issues like transportation and air quality.
Additionally Commissioner Yzaguirre helps to steer policy affecting all Idaho counties with his position on the Idaho Association of Counties’ Board of Directors and its Health and Human Services committee that addresses policy affecting local public health programs including mental health and substance abuse and health care for the uninsured. Yzaguirre furthers that commitment by serving on IAC’s Catastrophic Health Care Cost (CAT) Board that has oversight over major indigent cases.
Rick Yzaguirre brings solid business expertise to the Ada County Commission. Prior to becoming Commissioner, he owned and operated his own business in Eagle, for which he was presented the ‘Businessman of the Year’ Award on two separate occasions by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce.
“I grew up in the grocery business in the small Treasure Valley town of Marsing,” says Commissioner Yzaguirre. “I was raised in retail and decided to carry on the family tradition of ‘customer-service’ after college. The transition from entrepreneur to elected official was an easy one for me. I’ve spent 25 years serving people – from the customers who came into my store, to my constituents who trust me to help make the right decisions that impact Ada County. It’s work that I’m destined to do.”
After graduating from Marsing High School, Commissioner Yzaguirre graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. Rick and his wife Sandy moved to Eagle in 1984 with their three daughters who have since grown up and started their own lives. Rick first became a grandfather in 2006 and has since enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren.
You may contact Commissioner Yzaguirre by calling him at (208) 287-7000 or by email at email@example.com.