City of Star
Nate has served as Mayor of the City of Star for the past 2 years, with 2 years remaining in his term. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho (yes, he is a Vandals fan) and is a US Army Veteran. He was born and raised in rural Northern California and is from a family of Timber Fallers. When he was younger, he also joined the family in this vocation, making him the 5 th generation to embark upon this line of work. He enjoys bird hunting, fishing, golf and almost any outdoor activity. He and his wife Kelly have been married for 10 years and have 2 dogs, Lady Luck and Lucy.
Serving as Mayor gives Nate the opportunity to "assist residents and businesses in reaching success, thereby making Star better as a whole. It is gratifying to watch the city grow towards prosperity together," he said.
Star City Council
Chad Bell has lived in Star for over 15 years. He operates a successful sprinkler installation company where he installs sprinkler systems for homes and businesses all over the Treasure Valley. Chad has raised three girls and is married to his wife of 25 years, Reba. Chad has been on the City Council since 2001 and is currently the Council President. He is in charge of several committees for the City including the School Advisory Committee. Chad is also an active participant in his church and he regularly volunteers his time to many worthwhile service projects throughout the community. Chad enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Tom Erlebach has lived in the Star area for the last 19 years. He operates a successful landscaping business and lives in downtown Star. Tom has three kids, two of whom are in local colleges and one in high school. He was elected to the Star City Council in 2003. He serves as liaison for the parks and recreation committee and the fire department. He is also active in the local Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Tom was born in Ontario, Oregon and his parents and some siblings still live there. He attended TVCC and Oregon State. Prior to starting his landscaping business he was with National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for 18 years.
Tammy McDaniel has lived in Star since 2001, is married, and a mother of two. Tammy was born in Hillsboro, Oregon, grew up in Livermore, CA and Williams, AZ. Tammy moved to Star from Mountain Home, having made her family's home there for 10 years. The Air Force brought her family to Idaho in 1992, after serving four years in Spangdahlem, Germany. Tammy is employed by the Ada County Assessor's Office DMV, as a Lead Clerk. Tammy was appointed to the City Council in 2004, with two re-elections to the City Council. Tammy is the current Council President, and also the City liaison to the Star Fire District and the Ada County Library. She enjoys camping, wake boarding, horseback riding and loves spending time with her family. Serving on the City Council has been very rewarding and she looks forward to continuing to serve.
Gary Smith has lived in Star since 2006, after moving here to be with family. He has been married to his wife, Betty, for 35 years. Gary's daughter lives in Star with her family, including Gary's four grandchildren. His son, who now lives in Boise, moved here from North Carolina to be with the rest of the family. Gary is retired as a VP of Sales after 35 years working in the semiconductor and electronics industry. His career took him all over the US and most parts of the world. While he says he is retired he is active in the community as a member of the Star Lions and the Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Board of Directors of ESTech, as liaison to the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Boise Chamber and Star Senior Citizens Center. He is presently Co-Chairman of the Central Valley Expressway Coalition, and President of his own business consulting company.