Mitch Skiles has joined the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho as a principal planner – modeler. Skiles will be assisting in developing, maintaining and using the region’s travel demand forecast model, as well as assisting with and conducting air quality conformity demonstrations and benefit-cost analyses for transportation projects in the Treasure Valley. Skiles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho. He is a licensed professional engineer with experience pulling from both the transportation planning and engineering disciplines, with a strong interest in transportation data analytics. Previously, Skiles was responsible for long-range Capital Improvements Plan updates for the Ada County Highway District and oversaw the district’s impact fee program.
Hailey Townsend has taken the position of COMPASS executive assistant, supporting COMPASS’ executive team, Board of Directors, and standing committees. Townsend is a Boise State University alum, with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and certificates in public relations and business. She has been employed at COMPASS as a communication assistant since May 2018 and will continue her work with COMPASS’ communication program in her new role.