Jesse Maldonado of Lewiston and Colleen
Schowalter of Boise were elected to serve as the 2018 chair and vice chair of
Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
Chair Jesse Maldonado is a recent graduate of
Lewis-Clark State College. He is currently a Lewiston City Council member and
serves as the vice chair of the Idaho State Democratic Party.
Vice Chair Colleen Schowalter is the
volunteer services coordinator and studio manager for the Idaho Commission for
Libraries. She currently serves as the public affairs deputy officer for the
Boise Veterans Day Parade committee. She previously served for two years as an
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) and VISTA Leader with the
Idaho National Guard Family Programs and the Idaho Foodbank.
“Both Mr. Maldonado and Ms. Schowalter bring
an enthusiasm for service that is second to none,” said Program Manager Renee
Bade. “We are extremely fortunate to have both of them serve as leaders of the
commission this year.”
Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public
service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is
funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the
Idaho Department of Labor.