Priest Lake Groomers Advisory Board

The purpose of the Priest Lake Groomer Advisory Board is to advise the Board of Bonner County Commissioners and assist with grooming operations at Priest Lake in accordance with the USFS and IDL contracts.


Meetings are held the first and third Friday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; except the months of May, June, July, August, and September.  These meetings are held in the Cooling Groomer Barn, Priest Lake, Idaho.


Members                                 2-Year Terms Expire

Russ Brown                                                          05/02/18
Carol Bailey                                                 Not a voting member
Mike Courteau                                                05/02/18
Bob Faulkner                                                    05/02/18
Bob Ekler                                                            05/02/18
Craig Hill                                                             05/02/18
Jim Peirone                                                       05/02/18
Dave Spencer                                                  09/30/17
Jim McReynolds                                             09/30/17
Mike Budig                                                        09/30/17
Rick Ruffle                                                          09/30/17
Bill Papesh                                                          09/30/17

Non-Voting Members:

Mick Schanilec, IDL
Adam Brown
Mike Sudnikovich
Mike Thom, USFS
Jeff Connolly, Commissioner District 2
Lonnie Johnson, Parks & Rec
Don Hutson, Bonner County Road & Bridge
Steve Klatt, Bonner County Parks & Waterways
Nate Sparks, Parks & Rec


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