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"Working toward educational, economic, and social equality for Hispanics in Idaho"


ICHA Commissioners

Note: The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is composed of nine(9) board members, two(2) are appointed by the President Pro Tempore and two(2) by the Speaker of the House. Five(5) are public members from the Hispanic community and appointed by the Governor. Ask for By-laws to our Staff.

Juan Alvare

Juan Alvarez, Chair

    Currently a Deputy Laboratory Director for Management at INL (Idaho National Laboratory) with overall leadership responsibility for effective implementation of major functional management and business transformation efforts.

  • 3668 Tuscany, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
  • Phone: (208) 526-9128
  • E-mail:
  • Term Expires: 07/01/2016

Lucy R. Juarez, Vice-chair

    Lucy R. Juarez was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She moved with her family to her mother’s hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah when she was just seven years old. Lucy grew up in Salt Lake and attended the University of Utah where she obtained her law degree. She moved to Boise, Idaho in August of 2011 where she is an associate attorney at the law firm of Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC. Lucy is an employment attorney with a strong interest in protecting employees’ rights and fighting discrimination in the workplace and within our communities.

  • 200 W. Front St. Rm. 3191
  • Phone: (208) 287-7763
  • E-Mail:
  • Term Expires: 07/01/2015

Tim Corder

    Corder attended Nampa High School and received his diploma in 1967. He is an owner of a trucking company and a farmer for over 35 years. He was in the United States Army during Vietnam. He is married, father to three, and grandfather to four.

  • 357 S.E. Corder Dr., Mountain Home, ID 83647
  • Phone: (208) 587-8562
  • Work: (208) 599-0427
  • Fax: (208) 587-5871
  • E-mail:
  • Term Expires: 7/1/2016

Dr. Carmen Suarez

    Carmen Suarez is the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Equity and Community and Director of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion at the University of Idaho and a member of the President’s cabinet and executive leadership team. She has worked in higher education, the non-profit as well as business sectors, and considers education the key to our country’s continuing progress. Our most fundamental need is access and inclusion for all to all arenas of our society and she strives to contribute to this goal.

  • Office of Human Rights, Access & Inclusion
  • Admin Bldg. 104, Moscow, ID 83844-3160
  • Phone: (208) 885-4285
  • E-Mail:
  • Term Expires: 07/01/2015

Raquel Romero Arenz

    Raquel Romero Arenz is a professor of merit at the College of Southern Idaho. She was born and raised in Mexico. As a teenager, she came to the United States in a student exchange program. She has lived in Twin Falls since 1985. Along with teaching Spanish at the college, Romero Arenz has worked with the Hispanic community of St. Edward’s Parish for many years and traveled extensively through Mexico, Central America, South America, Spain and Cuba. Romero Arenz and her husband, Andy Arenz, have raised four children in Idaho.

  • 672 Morningside Dr., Twin Falls, ID 83301
  • Phone:(208) 733-7715
  • E-mail:
  • Term Expires: 07/01/2017

(R) Senator. Dan G. Johnson

(D) Senator Roy Lacey

(D) Rep. Susan B. "Sue" Chew

(R) Rep. Greg Chaney

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