Teton County Courthouse
150 Courthouse Drive
Driggs, ID 83422
150 Courthouse Drive - Room 107
Driggs, ID 83422
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meets at least 9 times per year, and currently it is the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the first floor meeting room of the courthouse. Meetings are open to the public and are recorded. The PZC is regulated by Idaho Statute 67 Chapter 65. If you wish to be on a PZC agenda, contact the Planning Department at 1-208-354-2593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jack Haddox grew up in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Range and Forest Management. After spending time in Nevada and western Idaho working for the Forest Service he transferred to the Teton Basin Ranger District in 1983. During his time with the Forest Service he worked in grazing, recreation, special uses, and lands. For 10 years he was on a regional land adjustment team working in southern Idaho and western Wyoming performing lands adjustments, Right of Way acquisitions, and conservation easement acquisitions. In his lands job he worked with several counties', comprehensive plans. He has had experience in land title, surveying, and appraisals. He served on the transportation subcommittee for the current comprehensive plan. Jack likes to camp, snowmobile, cross country ski, brew beer and mead (honey wine), and work around vintage cars.
Sarah Johnston (Vice Chairman) has been serving the community as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) since 2015. Sarah has resided in Teton Valley full time since 2007 and has served the community in a variety of positions. Sarah was a member of the Teton County Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee from 2012 through 2019 and a member of the Teton County Road Committee in 2014. Sarah is passionate about regional planning and works to plan for Teton County’s future intentionally and consciously. Sarah enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, skiing, and camping with her husband, Brady, and their son, Silas. Sarah is a licensed Civil Engineer and owns Arrowleaf Engineering, a local consulting firm providing site and infrastructure design services. Her educational background in engineering gives her a foundation from which to approach planning and land use topics.
Chris Larson (Chairman) is in his fifth year on the PZC. He brings 12 years of experience as a citizen planner with Park City, 4 years on the Historic District Commission and 8 years as a Planning Commissioner (2 years as Chair). Both commissions were decision-making bodies that dealt with many difficult problems due to growth and changing socio-economic factors. During his tenure on the Park City Planning Commission, the city completely rewrote both the Comprehensive Master Plan and the Land Management Code from the ground up. Chris started spending a considerable amount of time in Teton Valley in the mid-1990s, bought property and built a house. He and his wife Cathy moved here full time in 2005 and are actively involved in the community and in the daily activities of raising a young son. Chris earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah and has a considerable amount of graduate level work under his belt. He owns a software development business that operates both locally and nationally. Chris has served on many boards over the past 25 years, including Teton Valley Hospital for 3+ years and Teton Valley Trails & Pathways for 6 years. He considers the current PZC as one of the best boards he has ever served on, from both a professional and policy perspective.
Erica Tremblay moved to Teton Valley with her husband and young son in 2001. Her parents had moved to the valley in 1989 and she loved the valley every time she visited. She and her husband were both in the tech industry and she retired after 25 years to help raise their son, while her husband continued to commute to consulting projects around the US. In 2003 Erica joined Sotheby’s International Realty which began a 15 year career in Real Estate in Teton Valley. Licensed in Idaho and Wyoming, Erica has hung up her shingles and will no longer be a licensed Associate Broker by the end of 2019. Being in real estate during the boom and bust cycle in this mountain valley has instilled in her the desire to support better community planning and a long term view of all decisions regarding land and development. Erica is also an avid photographer and has great respect for our natural beauty and friendly community she lives in. She has served the community in non-profit board capacities and feels that this valley has much to offer those that live here and newcomers who want to share in and protect the unique resources that we have.
Bert Michelbacher began his appointment on the Teton County Planning and Zoning commission in October 2019. Bert and his wife Deana have been property owners in Teton County for over 30 years and resided here since their retirements in 2011. Prior, Bert was an engineering/project manager with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, capping his career with the shutdown of two Fast Breeder Reactors. Bert holds bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering, and was a registered professional engineer and project management professional.
Aidan was raised in Tetonia through her freshman year of high school before her family moved out East. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Economics and then returned to Teton Valley where she began working as the Program Manager at Teton Regional Economic Coalition (TREC). Outside of TREC, Aidan enjoys skiing, camping, and hiking with her pup, Waylon. Aidan cares deeply about this valley, feeling both a desire and a responsibility to participate in its planning and development.
Patrick McDonnell has been calling Teton Valley home for the past 10 years. Being appointed to the board in 2019 he hopes he can make an impact on the direction of the growing valley. Patrick has been a carpenter in Teton County WY/ID for the past 5 years and understands building while protecting the beauty and wildlife of the valley. In 2018 Patrick and his wife Sarah started an indoor mushroom farm called Morning Dew Mushrooms at their property in Tetonia. While growing mushrooms year-round he also takes advantage of all the recreational activities Teton Valley has to offer .