Idaho Transportation Department
Chief Deputy- Scott Stokes
Scott Stokes, a second-generation Idaho Transportation Department employee and a 15-year veteran of the department, became deputy director Feb. 26, 2007. He joined the department as a staff engineer in the bridge section at Headquarters in 1992. A year later he was promoted to project development engineer for District 1 in Coeur d’Alene, working primarily on U.S. 95 widening projects south of Worley.
He returned to Boise in 1995 to become the state bridge engineer, a position he held for about a year when he was named District 1 Engineer and moved back to Coeur d’Alene. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in civil engineering in 1983 and earned a master’s, also in civil engineering, from BYU the following year. He worked in the private sector for about eight years before joining ITD.
A native of Salmon, Idaho, Scott has lived in four of the state’s six transportation districts (1, 3, 5, 6). His late father Elden Sr. was a highly respected maintenance foreman in the Salmon area for 40 years.