John Chatburn

March 30, 2018 By
Idaho Governor's Office of Energy and Mineral Resources

Prior to being appointed Administrator of the Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (OEMR) in September of 2014, John had served as Interim Administrator and Program Services Manager for OEMR from 2009 – 2014.
Some of John’s other duties for the State currently include; Western Interstate Energy Board of Directors, Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance Board of Directors, Governor Otter’s designated representative on the Western Governors’ Association Staff Council, Co-Chair Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation, National Council on Electricity Policy Executive Committee, and serves as Governor Otter’s Energy and Mineral Policy Advisor.

During his career with the State of Idaho John has served as the Special Assistant for Energy under Governor Otter from 2007- 2009; Deputy Administrator, for the Idaho Department of Agriculture, in the Division of Animal Industries from 2002-2007; Special Assistant to the Director, Idaho State Department of Agriculture from 1999 – 2002; and Energy and Natural Resource Policy Advisor for Governor Phil Batt, 1995 – 1998.

John is a graduate of Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.