Hunter Mulhall and Duane Wakan Join COMPASS

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is pleased to announce that Hunter Mulhall and Duane Wakan have joined its staff as Principal Planners.

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is an association of local governments working together to plan for the future of the Treasure Valley. The agency is a voluntary, member-based organization.

COMPASS is governed by a Board of Directors who represent COMPASS member agencies. The Board is comprised mainly of local elected officials, such as mayors, city councilmembers, and county and highway district commissioners.

The Board serves as a regional forum for making decisions about transportation and related planning and sets priorities for spending federal transportation funds. Each member agency has a voice in the decision-making process and has access to the people and technical resources that inform that process.
COMPASS staff use state-of-the-art technology and work closely with member agency staff to collect data, analyze regional trends, and develop recommendations for the COMPASS Board of Directors.

Hunter Mulhall will provide technical expertise in the areas of data integration, congestion management, and mapping (Geographic Information Systems – GIS). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has worked in both the private and public sectors conducting data management, GIS, and business analytics. Prior to joining COMPASS, he was GIS Operations Manager at LeadDog Consulting in Anchorage, Alaska, and most recently a consultant to the Department of the Interior and US Forest Service at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

Duane Wakan will be leading COMPASS’ public transportation planning efforts, and working with COMPASS’ performance management and transportation budgeting programs. Prior to joining COMPASS, Duane was the Senior Planner at the Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization in the four corners region of New Mexico. He has also worked for the US Census Bureau in data dissemination and partnership development and for NeighborWorks Salt Lake where he worked with community engagement and neighborhood revitalization. Duane holds a Master’s degree is in Urban Planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics both from the University of Utah.


Contacting COMPASS

Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)
700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208.855.2558 · Fax: 208.855.2559
compassidaho.org