Commissioner Danley

Chris Danley has worked in the planning profession since 2005. Having spent his youth in Southern California, he joined the US Navy and spent five years in Naval Aviation traveling the world and experiencing numerous cultures and environments. Upon his honorable discharge, Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Chapman University, before attending Eastern Washington University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

After graduating, Chris worked in the public and private sectors including being the first Comprehensive Transportation Planner at the Ada County Highway District in 2006 before starting Vitruvian Planning, in 2011. This pursuit allowed Chris to unite his passion for healthy living and his profession as a transportation planner to improve community health and the built environment.

Chris is a recognized national expert in Walkability and Health Impact Assessments, is co-creator of the Looking Glass walk audit training academy, crafted the Activity Connection Plan™ and Healthy Conditions Assessment models, and has conducted numerous planning and assessment projects throughout Idaho, North Carolina, Utah and other states. In addition, he also works with Blue Zones as a subject matter expert in the Built-Environment throughout the United States.

Chris is a certified Safe Routes to School and League of American Bicyclist instructor, former Board President of the National Physical Activity Society, current Co-Chair Commissioner for the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission, a former personal trainer, coach, and most importantly, Dad to two young girls.

Commissioner kostelec

Don Kostelec is a 20-year professional in transportation planning, health analysis and comprehensive planning. Don’s work extends from Alaska to Florida and California to New York, but is focused in the Intermountain West. He is an avid walker and has been since the age of 1.

Commissioner Kostelec’s specialty areas include: The Americans with Disabilities Act, Transportation Policy & Finance, Health Impact Assessment, Active Transportation Design, Complete Streets, Governance, and Whiskey.

Don is a current Board Member of the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance in Boise, and a past member of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Board of Directors, Board of Directors of Bike Walk NC, and North Carolina’s Eat Smart/Move More Leadership Team in North Carolina.

Don is known as a provocative speaker who helps communities better engage the design profession for more equitable and safer street design that prioritizes the safety of people over the movement of cars. He is a frequent contributor to national podcasts and stories on safe street design and walkability. Don has a Master of Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Journalism from Western Carolina University.