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Kelli Badesheim

Kelli Badesheim

Valley Regional Transit

Kelli is the executive director of Valley Regional Transit, the regional public transportation authority for Ada and Canyon counties in Idaho.  Kelli began her transit career with Boise Urban Stages in 1994 and became the director of Valley Regional Transit in 2000. A Boise native, Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University.

10th annual Flapjack Feed fundraiser set for Aug. 10

For immediate release: July 20, 2017  

United Way’s 10th annual Flapjack Feed fundraiser set for Aug. 10

More than 1,200 attended last year’s pancake breakfast

BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley’s 10th annual Flapjack Feed breakfast is set for Thursday, Aug. 10, launching United Way’s 2017-18 community fundraising campaign.

The Flapjack Feed will run from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Basque Block in Boise. The event is open to the public. Admission is a $7 suggested donation.

United Way Community Assessment identifies poverty, health as serious issues in the Treasure Valley

For immediate release: May 25, 2017

Every three years United Way conducts research to identify local issues related to health, education, financial stability

BOISE, Idaho — More than half of high school seniors in Idaho reported having used e-cigarettes, while 20 percent of high school students in the state have seriously considered suicide, according to United Way of Treasure Valley’s new 2017 Community Assessment.

National League of Cities selects Caldwell to participate in Mayors’ Institute to improve child health, education outcomes

For immediate release: April 18, 2017
CALDWELL, Idaho — The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Caldwell as one of six cities to participate in the Mayors’ Institute on Advancing Education and Health through a Community Schools Strategy, May 2-4, in Philadelphia. 
In addition to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, mayors from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Houston; Philadelphia; Rancho Cucamonga, California; and Toledo, Ohio, will participate in the Mayors’ Institute. 

Suicide Prevention Hotline Needs Volunteers


The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, by Jannus, Inc. needs volunteer Crisis Phone & Text Responders for all shifts, especially evenings and weekends.  

The ISPH team trains volunteers — laypersons or professionals in the greater Boise area — to become crisis phone workers.  The next training course begins May 2, and completes May 27th.   Orientation & screening sessions, tours and listening shifts for prospective volunteers are ongoing in April.  ISPH provides excellent training, experience and supervision.  


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