Meet the Council

  • Art Bettge
    Art Bettge

    Art was elected to City Council in November of 2013. He has lived in Moscow, Idaho for​ 33 years and was an active member of the City'​s Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years, serving 7 o​f those years as chair. Art also won the Service to Commissions award in 2009. Art is retired from the USDA and consults in the wheat end-use industry as ADBWheat. Art is a member of the American Association​​ of Cereal Chemists International and was the recent chair of the annual international conference. Art is also a member of a number of committees for this professional organization.

  • Dan Carscallen
    Gina Taruscio   

    Gina came to Moscow in May of 1994, three days after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. After completing her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Idaho, Gina spends her time in Moscow working with and for business.  From directing the University of Idaho Business Technology Incubator through the year 2000, then working with SEL, BioTracking and Express Professional Staffing, to leading and supporting the Moscow Chamber of Commerce board since 2012, Gina has worked with and for locally owned businesses throughout her career.  Gina serves on the SMART Transit board, the Partnership for Economic Prosperity Board, and the Moscow Farmers Market Commission. She and her husband, Todd, are avid gardeners, and new grandparents. Gina also enjoys singing in her band "Voodoo City Radio."

  • John Weber
    John Weber

    John served previously on the City Council from 2006 - 2009. He ran again for Council and was elected again in November of 2013. John has been in Moscow for nearly 60 years and has served on a variety of capacities including on the Moscow Urban Renewal Agency as a board member and as chair, as City Council President, and as a board member of the Community Housing Development Organization.

  • Jim Boland
    Jim Boland         

    Jim came to Moscow from Idaho Falls in 1972 to attend the University of Idaho.  He graduated in 1978 with a degree in Animal Science and after a brief time away from the Palouse, returned to Moscow and the UI, earning a Master’s of Business Administration in 1983.  Jim has owned and operated C&L Lockers in Moscow since 1988 and Hog Heaven Sausage Works since 2010.  He has also served as president of the Rendezvous in the Park for eight years, and as a board member for many more.  Jim also served on the City of Moscow’s Planning and Zoning Commission.  He is a musician, and enjoys practicing and performing with his band “The Intentions.” Boland and is also an avid bicyclist and skier. and has recently completed the Tour Divide, a 2,750 mile bike trek.  The Tour begins in Banff, Canada and ends at the Mexican border.  He was appointed in January 2015 by Mayor Lambert to fill the remaining term vacated by Tom Lamar.  He was then elected to a four-year term in November 2015.

  • Walter Steed
    Walter Steed

    In 2007, Walter was elected to a two-year seat on the City Council, a four-year seat 2009 and in 2013 he was elected to his current four-year seat. Walter, who has an MBA from the University of Idaho, is a consultant who writes and administers Community Development Block Grants for Idaho cities and utility districts. These grants fund the construction of water and sewer systems, streets, community buildings, low-income housing and downtown revitalization. Walter has lived in Moscow with his wife Mary since 1989 and previously served as Chairman of the City of Moscow Transportation Commission.

  • Kathryn Bonzo

    Kathryn Bonzo

    In November of 2015, Kathryn was elected to the City Council for a four year term.  Originally from Alabama, with a B.S. in Science from the College of Education, Kathryn has been a certified K-12 teacher since 1986. Having lived almost a decade overseas in Sweden, England, Algeria, Singapore, and The Dominican Republic to settle on the Palouse, she received her M.A.T. in History from the University of Idaho in 1999. She served on Troy’s City Council as Sanitation and Parks Commissioner for four years in the 90s where she and her family lived for 14 years. She is an original member of the Latah Trail Foundation, a P.E.O, a Chi Omega Fraternity Advisor at Washington State University, and involved in other organizations that serve our community.

  • Photos by Archer Photography, Jonathan S. Billing, Moscow, Idaho

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