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 1-208-354-2953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE REVISION
At this time the Draft Code has been tabled by the Board of County Commissioners.
Cleve Booker (Chairman) has served 5 years on the PZC. He earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida and has been involved in environmental consulting and/or ecological research for the past 26 years. In addition to numerous hours of graduate level studies, Cleve has provided endangered species studies, wetland and upland evaluations, wildlife habitat management plans, wetland restoration/conservation planning, resource monitoring, expert testimony, and environmental permitting for over 300 private, federal, and state projects. He has proven expertise in regulatory agency coordination with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and various State water authorities and wildlife agencies, including certification with the Florida Department of Forestry. Cleve is very familiar with the application of land use planning/zoning at state and local levels, as an environmental consultant and as former Chairman of a municipal planning and zoning commission of a rapidly growing city in Florida for ten years. He was a member of the Wildlife Overlay Technical Committee in 2008 and served as Chairman of the Core Committee for the Teton County 2030 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Cleve and his wife Angela first came to Teton Valley in 1993, purchased property in 1997, and have lived in Tetonia full time since 2005.
David Breckenridge has lived in Teton Valley his whole life. In fact, he is a 4th generation Rancher on a ranch that has been here for more than 125 years. His family raises cattle and lives on the north end of the Valley by the Teton River. David knows the importance of planning. His family has put an easement on part of the ranch, which is around the rivers on the north end of the valley, for they would like to preserve the beauty that lies there. David has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for 5 years, as well as in the late 80s when they first got the planning going. David has 4 kids and a wife of over 30 years. David loves living in Teton Valley and near the river where it is wonderful to fish.
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 moved to Driggs in 2007 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Wyoming with a double major in Civil Engineering and the University Honors Program. During her time at UW, she spent one year participating in a National Student Exchange at the University of Hawaii. Prior to attending university in Laramie, Sarah lived with her family on farms and ranches in rural New Zealand, Nebraska, Idaho, and Wyoming. Sarah is a Professional Engineer licensed in both Idaho and Wyoming. Sarah worked for two different consulting firms for almost 8 years before starting her own company, Arrowleaf Engineering, in order to spend more time with her young son, Silas. Sarah has represented a variety of public and private clients. The bulk of her work is centered on site design and planning, infrastructure design and installation, and the required permitting and approvals. She also performs property due diligence inspections, Phase I, II, and III Assessments and remediation. Sarah served on the Teton County Road Committee in 2014 and is a member of the Teton County Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee. Sarah and her husband, Brady, enjoy gardening, hiking, boating, climbing, biking, and skiing with their son, and are occasionally spotted in the backcountry with their pack goats.
Chris Larson (Vice Chair) 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.
Pete Moyer was raised in a farming community in Eastern Colorado where his father and grandfather farmed and ranched, raising winter wheat and Herford cattle. He attended Colorado State University (1964-1965), and Parks College (1965-1967) majoring in Computer Programing. He was employed by Central Bank and Trust in Denver, CO for three years from 1968 thru 1970 as a Computer Operator. Through a close friend of his, he became interested in the building industry and moved to Steamboat, CO and started working as a carpenter doing mostly remodel work for his friend. In the fall of 1973, he visited Teton Valley Idaho and in the spring of 1974, bought land in the valley and has been a resident ever since. Pete and his wife, Melissa has raised two children here. Pete has run a construction Business, Moyer Builders, here for the last 30 yrs. Pete served six years in the Colorado National Guard from 1966 to 1972. Pete assisted in forming and served on the Board of The Child Resource Center, Driggs, ID in 1979. The Child Resource Center was started to screen and serve preschool children that were in need of refining educational skills for entry into public schools. Served as a member of the Teton County Planning and Zoning Board for 1 year (1984). Assisted in forming the Teton Valley Builders Association in 1997. Served as President of the Teton Valley Builders Association for 5 years from March 1997 to 2002. Served on the Idaho Building Contractors Association Registered Master Builder Committee as Co-chairman, IBCA Board of Directors as 2nd Vice President. Served on a Task Force for the IBCA to study proposed Contractor Registration for the state of Idaho. Served as IBCA Educational Committee Chairman from 2000 to 2002. Received IBCA Builder of the Year Award for 2001. Serve as President of the Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA) 2004-2005. Served on the Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2 years. Has been a Member of the Teton Valley Rotary Club for and has served as Committee Chairman for the Golf Committee (not presently a member).