Association History

The association has a long history of outstanding leadership, dating back to our charter year, 1920. The organization was formed as the Boise Realty Board in 1920. There have been a few name changes over the years, becoming the Boise Board of REALTORS® in 1964, the Ada County Association of REALTORS® in 1990, and in 2016, the association began doing business as Boise Regional REALTORS®.

Why Boise Regional REALTORS®?
“By re-introducing Boise into our name, we hope to support the efforts of groups BVEP and the Visitors Bureau, as they work to ‘brand’ our community in the minds of people across the country. But also, our members don’t just do business in Ada County, and we want our name to reflect the expanding area in which our members live and work.”
– Breanna Vanstrom, CEO

What is the Boise Region?
Our jurisdiction is Ada County, but we will look at ways to share industry trends and news from our neighborhoods, cities, the Valley and state, when appropriate, as well as the county.

Our History & Future
Below is a list of Presidents by year, along with key milestones. Enjoy!

  • 1920 — Walter S. Bruce; Chartered as the Boise Realty Board on June 5th
  • 1921 — E.M. Rogers
  • 1922 — A.T. Stein
  • 1923 — W. Clyde Cox
  • 1924 — Claude R. Davis
  • 1925 — C.J. Brown
  • 1926 — I.W. Stoddard
  • 1927 — W.T. Booth
  • 1928 — C.J. Brown
  • 1929 — Norville W. Booth
  • 1930 — Henry Whitson
  • 1931 — Walter S. Bruce
  • 1932-1933 — Ernest G. Day
  • 1934 — J.B. Brown
  • 1935 — Claude R. Davis
  • 1936-1937 — Ernest G. Day
  • 1938 — John H. Steward
  • 1939 — Ira E. High
  • 1940 — Henry Whitson
  • 1941 — Ernest G. Day
  • 1942 — Dale E. Vorhees
  • 1943 — C.C. Wilburn
  • 1944 — Franklin B. Smith
  • 1945 — Barr N. Smith; 25-Year Anniversary
  • 1946-1947 — Ira E. High
  • 1948 — Ernest G. Day
  • 1949 — C.D. Brown
  • 1950 — Paul B. Larsen
  • 1951 — Don Day
  • 1952 — Victor M. Thompson
  • 1953 — Marion J. Voorhees
  • 1954 — Ray Williams
  • 1955 — Walter A. Stone
  • 1956 — Wally Walker
  • 1957 — Eldon V. Dean
  • 1958 — Robert Day
  • 1959 — Emmett L. Newell
  • 1960 — Robert Cooper
  • 1961 — Leo Holt
  • 1962 — Mardon F. Talbot
  • 1963 — Lyle R. Cobbs
  • 1964 — Matt Sedivec; Name changed to Boise Board of REALTORS®
  • 1965 — Clyde Wilson
  • 1966 — Frank Bowles
  • 1968 — Dale Duffy
  • 1969 — George L. Mack
  • 1970 — Darrell L. Field; 50-Year Anniversary
  • 1971 — Farrell J. Bennett
  • 1972 — Doris J. Jameson; Our first female President
  • 1973 — V. Scott Brown
  • 1974 — Thomas T. Wright
  • 1975 — Mel Day
  • 1976 — Richard O. Thurber
  • 1977 — Viola O’very
  • 1978 — Thomas R. Powell
  • 1979 — Bernard Shalz
  • 1980 — John Browning
  • 1981 — Tom Clark
  • 1982 — Dick Price
  • 1983-1984 — Lee Hayden
  • 1985 — Andy Enrico
  • 1986 — Regina Bayer
  • 1987 — David Jensen
  • 1988 — Mary Powell
  • 1989 — Pierce Roan
  • 1990 — Lee Hill; Name changed to Ada County Association of REALTORS®
  • 1991 — Larry Laraway
  • 1992 — Craig Groves
  • 1993 — Brad Barker
  • 1994 — Nate Brumley
  • 1995 — Ann Erstad; 75-Year Anniversary
  • 1996 — Ron Minegar
  • 1997 — Shirley Hicks
  • 1998 — Mike Gamblin
  • 1999 — Gail Hartnett
  • 2000 — Roger Patterson
  • 2001 — Scott Crum
  • 2002 — Gene Strate
  • 2003 — Mickie Knudsen
  • 2004 — Bev Ross
  • 2005 — Kathi McLeod
  • 2006-2007 — Sue Nielsen
  • 2008 — Dan Hernandez
  • 2009 — Russ Dane
  • 2010 — Jim Paulson
  • 2011 — Laurie Barrera
  • 2012 — Kit Fitzgerald
  • 2013 — Gary Salisbury
  • 2014 — Dave Ferguson
  • 2015 — Brenda Kolsen
  • 2016 — Carey Farmer; Name changed to Boise Regional REALTORS®
  • 2017 — Katrina Wehr (2016 President-Elect)
  • 2018 — Gary Salisbury (2016 Vice President)
  • 2019 — TBD
  • 2020 — 100-Year Anniversary