Jim Everett is a household name not only in the Treasure Valley but in the entire state of Idaho.   He is a most humble, unassuming person, who leads the Treasure Valley YMCA’s operation of 90 different locations,  four facilities, 17 child care centers (the largest provider of child care and youth services in the state), and the Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir. The development and growth of the YMCA in the valley was done through his vision and under his careful supervision.


Jim Everett has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Boise since 1987.  Jim served as President of the Club during the 1997-98 Rotary year.  He is a Robert S. Gibb Fellow and Paul Harris Fellow indicating outstanding support of both local and international Rotary foundations.  His participation is ongoing and very helpful at the committee and foundation level.  In addition to being an overall great guy, Jim is one of those treasured members that may always be counted upon.

Sponsored by the JRM Foundation for Humanity and established in 2011, Idaho's Hometown Hero Medal pays tribute to individuals that comprise Idaho's unique characteristics and achievements. The honorees are remarkable Idahoans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve and promote the richness of Idaho and create a better world for all of us in the future by the work they do today. Idaho is a place, but it is the people of Idaho that make it a great state.