Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Commitment to Community -Idaho Found Welcomes John Radford

Ways To Subscribe

John Radford is working to meaningfully address poverty and the housing crisis in eastern Idaho. He is currently the CEO of Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership, a member of the Idaho Falls City Council, and a member of the Idaho Economic Advisory Council. In addition to discussing the housing crisis, John also shares his thoughts on potential poverty interventions such as encouraging programs that aid in the creation of social capital and supporting early education.

John Radford is currently the CEO of Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP). EICAP provides family and emergency services to 10 eastern Idaho counties — Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton. He also serves as a member of the Idaho Falls City Council, and he was appointed by Governor Little to serve on the Economic Advisory Council for the State of Idaho.

Previously, John worked for more than two decades as a general manager for Barnes & Noble Inc. During the 11 years that he managed the Idaho Falls location, he helped implement a program that placed 1 million books in local schools.

John attended Brigham Young University and then served a mission for his church in Michigan. John returned to Brigham Young University and then transferred to Idaho State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. John also holds an MBA that he earned after attending Idaho State University and Washington State University.John's family is made up of his wonderful wife Melanie and his daughter Ella.

Mark S. Young is a native of Idaho, a graduate of Idaho State University, a community organizer, and a financial professional. For over 30 years, Mark has supported economic development on both local and state levels. Recently he completed his term as a member of the Idaho Department of Commerce Economic Advisory Council. He is currently a board member/past president of The City Club of Idaho Falls and a past president of the Idaho Falls Rotary and Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Mark played a vital role in the development of the Idaho State University and University of Idaho Higher Education Center (University Place) in Idaho Falls. Additionally, Mark served for six years as a lay member of the Idaho State Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Board. He has two sons, both veterans who served in Iraq: Steven is a general contractor in Montana, and Adam is involved in security at the Idaho National Laboratory.