Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council


The Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council was established in 1961 when an ongoing revenue source was created. Its five (5) members are appointed by the Governor with fixed terms, and they serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Council is comprised of one (1) member of the Senate, one (1) member of the House of Representatives, a citizen engaged in the contracting business, a citizen engaged in the banking business, and a citizen who is a member of the business community not engaged in contracting or banking. The Senate member and House of Representatives member are appointed for a fixed term of two (2) years. All other Council members are appointed for a fixed term of three (3) years.

The Council members receive no compensation other than per diem and travel expenses. The Council generally meets on a monthly basis; however, meeting frequency is determined by workload and is not a statutory requirement.

The Council meets in Boise during the majority of the year. However, it meets once a year in northern Idaho and once a year in southeastern Idaho. At the northern and southeastern Idaho meetings, the Council visits various construction projects and discusses future needs and funding requests with state agencies. During one of the spring meetings in Boise, the Council tours current and potential construction sites and meets with state agency representatives located in southwest Idaho regarding their needs.

See Idaho Code 67-5710.

Council Policies

Council Policies as of November 29, 2012

Council Members

Senator John Tippets, Chairman & Senate Member
Idaho State Senate
Montpelier, Idaho
Member Since: 2-1-2013
Term Expires: 11-30-2016
Dee Jameson, Vice Chairman & Community Member
Hayden, Idaho
Member Since: 7-30-2007
Term Expires: 7-1-2015
Gena Russell, Banking Member
U.S. Bank
Boise, Idaho
Member Since: 9-7-2004
Term Expires: 7-1-2016
Randy Steed, Contractor Member
Steed Construction
Eagle, Idaho
Member Since: 9-19-2007
Term Expires: 7-1-2017
Representative Stephen Hartgen, House Member
Idaho State House of Representatives
Twin Falls, Idaho
Member Since: 1/20/2015
Term Expires: 11/30/2016

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, except September which meets on the second Tuesday, and November which meets on the first Thursday, unless there is a conflict with a holiday or other circumstance. Locations and times are subject to change.

Complete 2014 PBFAC meeting schedule

Complete 2015 PBFAC meeting schedule

Date Time Location

March 3, 2015

1:30 PM

West Conference Room
J.R. Williams Building
700 West State Street, Boise