Jeannette O'Dell, Administrative Assistant

As the department's Administrative Assistant, Jeannette provides support to the various programs and events.

"Boise is a very exciting City full of uniqueness and variety. The sense of community, family friendly, and great outdoors to enjoy drew me to Boise."

Jeannette has been with the City of Boise for five years. She joined the Boise Arts & History Department in October 2016. Prior to joining the City of Boise, Jeannette worked for the Ada County Highway District for almost 20 years. Jeannette brings extensive knowledge of customer service for both internal and external customers as well as managing a variety of tasks in the office setting.

"I'm very proud to be part of the Boise Arts & History Department. This department has developed and implemented incredible programs and has done great for the City and new artists."

Jeannette was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She grew up in Ponce, which is on the south side of the island and has lived stateside for 27 years. Her entire family still lives in Puerto Rico. Jeannette and her husband moved to Boise in 1991 for its mild temperatures and family friendly atmosphere.  

Jeannette can be reached at 208-608-7053 or via email at