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Idaho's Civil Rights Program

And Justice For All LogoThe Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) places emphasis on Equal Opportunity for the Agency's employees and program customers.  The Idaho Civil Rights Committee serves as an advisory body to the State Conservationist to ensure equality in program delivery (Title VI) and employment (Title VII).  It is a standing committee which

  • Serves as an advisory body to promote and assist in meaningful and effective affirmative actions consistent with the goals and objectives established by management.
  • Provides feedback on performance of the equal opportunity and other civil rights programs, identifies areas of weakness, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Makes recommendations to the State Conservationist regarding policies, practices, and procedures as they affect civil rights in Idaho.
  • Researches and makes recommendations concerning civil rights issues and special emphasis programs.

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Idaho Civil Rights Committee Members

Name Position Term Phone Office
Treg Owings
Divisions 1 & 2 Representative 
10/1/12 - 9/30/16 (208) 746-9886
ext, 123
Lewiston Field Office
1630 23rd Ave., Suite 1101-B
Lewiston, ID 83501
Rusty Norrie
Divisions 3 & 4 Representative 10/1/11 - 9/30/15 (208) 549-4256 Weiser Field Office
847 E. 9th
Weiser, ID  83672
Ken Beckmann
Divisions 5 & 6 Representative 10/1/12 - 9/30/16 (208) 356-3218
ext. 114
Rexburg Field Office
302 Profit Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
Maria Wallior
State Office Representative
10/1/13 - 9/30/17 (208) 378-5712 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Tina Barker
American Indian Emphasis Program

5/1/12 - 9/30/15

937-2673 ext. 111
Nezperce Field Office
521 Oak Street
Nezperce, ID  83543
Brett Ingles
Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program 10/1/12 - 9/30/16 (208) 378-5690 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Jesse Fullmer Black Emphasis Program 10/1/14 - 9/30/18 (208) 527-8557
ext. 105
Arco Field Office
125 South Water St.
Arco, ID  83213-0819
Stanley Haye
Disability Emphasis Program 10/1/13 - 9/30/17 (208) 733-5380
ext. 131
Twin Falls Office
1441 Fillmore St., Suite A
Twin Falls, ID 83301-3380
Stacy Thornbrugh
Federal Women Program 10/1/14 - 9/30/18 (208) 896-4544
ext. 101
Marsing Field Office
250 North Bruneau Highway
Marsing, ID  83639
Carrie Janssen-Smith Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Emphasis
10/1/10 - 9/30/14 (208) 237-4628
ext. 118
Pocatello Area Office
1551 Baldy Ave., Suite 2
Pocatello, ID  83201
Denise Adkins
Hispanic Emphasis Program 10/1/11 - 9/30/15 (208) 378-5700
Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Jared Everson

Veterans Emphasis Program

10/1/14- 9/30/18 (208) 983-1046
ext. 108
Grangeville Field Office
102 South Hall St.
Grangeville, ID  83530
Deborah Howerton Civil Rights Advisor N/A (208) 378-5733 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Mary Goode Civil Rights Liaison N/A (208) 378-5713 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709
Vacant Outreach Coordinator N/A (208) 685-6978 Idaho State Office
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C
Boise, ID  83709


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The National Civil Rights Committee (NCRC) serves as an advisory body to the Chief on employment and program delivery issues.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, complete, sign, and mail a program discrimination complaint form, available at any USDA office location or online at, or write to: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410.

Or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (voice) to obtain additional information, the appropriate office or to request documents. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).