Joey Chen

Finance & Administration Director

PHONE 208-384-4264  FAX 208-384-4267


“As a parent of a young daughter, helping to build a livable, sustainable city is very important to me. I’ve always had a passion for volunteering and giving back to my community, so working for CCDC is a perfect fit. And Boise is a perfect fit for us, too. I like the peaceful, simple things in life, but I also look for exciting things to do, and this city provides all of that. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be happy here—and that’s one of the best things you could ever say about a community.”

Careful financial planning and rigorous accounting are important for every public agency, and CCDC is no exception. Joey leads the Agency’s financial and administrative affairs, which include financial policies & procedures, accounting, annual budget, financial audit, bond financing, day-to-day operations of the Agency, Board relations, and employee relations - all critical to the mission of promoting high-quality development supported by public streetscapes, transportation, recreation, and open-space investments.

Joey joined CCDC in July 2014 as an accountant and was promoted to controller in November 2014 and then finance & administration director in February 2021. Prior to joining CCDC, Joey was an account manager for RDG Filings Inc., where she honed her skills in interactive data and financial reporting for public companies. She spent five years as an accountant for Hooper Cornell PLLC providing tax services, preparing financial statements and performing audits for private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and governments.

Joey spent her childhood in China but fell in love with the United States when she moved to Idaho to attend Boise State University. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Joey decided to stay in her adopted home. Joey is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Leadership Boise. She is fluent in both the Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, and is active in Boise’s Chinese community, serving as the volunteer treasurer for the Idaho Chinese Organization since 2012.