Jack Combo –
Leaders in Idaho’s transportation community united for two hours Thursday to honor the achievements and contributions of retired Idaho Transportation Board member Jack Combo. The guest list included former Gov. Cecil D. Andrus and past ITD directors, representatives of the Federal Highway Administration, ITD employees, and a strong and supportive family. Two of Combo’s children participated via teleconference.
The two-hour event included a formal program and a procession of well-wishers who thanked Combo for 18 years of service on the board. He retired in January after serving six terms, representing District 6 (Rigby) and the entire state. He will be known for his compassion, reason and strong business sense.
Gov. Andrus first appointed Combo to the transportation board in 1990. The Idaho Falls attorney was reappointed in 1996 by Gov. Phil Batt and in 2002 by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne. He served with 13 different board members, four permanent directors and four acting directors and was chairman of the board from 1991 to 1995.
Among his accomplishments during that 18-year tenure were:
The Idaho Transportation Board and ITD’s employees extend their deepest appreciation and warmest wishes to Mr. Combo.