Farhana Hibbert

Government Relations Advisor

Farhana Hibbert is the regional director for Senator Mike Crapo. She lives in Pocatello with her husband Monte and their four children, Caleb, Sarah, Priscilla and Joy.She served as the publisher of IDAHO Unido, the only certified minority-owned, woman-owned newspaper publication in the state, for 16 years. Hibbert was the winner of the $100,000 U.S. West New Ventures Seed Money Competition in 1997 and the 2003 Hispanic Media Awards. Hibbert was the outstanding student of the year for the Biological Sciences Dept. at graduation with her bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1993 at Idaho State University. She earned a master’s degree in organizational communication in 2006 from Idaho State University.She has held leadership roles at the national, state, regional and local level. Hibbert was appointed by Governor Dirk Kempthorne to serve as a board member of the Idaho Rural Partnership Board, the Idaho Women’s Commission and the Eastern Idaho State Park Site Selection Committee. She served as a member of the Dept. of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities, and Research Dept. of Energy Sites: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Health Effects Subcommittee. Hibbert was appointed by Mayor Roger Chase to the Human Relations Advisory Committee, and she currently serves as chair. She was recognized with the Human and Civil Rights Award and the Ron Timpson Award for her dedication in ensuring human rights for all.She served as former superintendent of the North Bannock County Fair, assistant secretary to the NAACP Pocatello chapter and president of the College Neighborhood Association. She is a past board member and president of Mujeres Unidas de Idaho and former treasurer of Image de Idaho del Sudeste. Hibbert was awarded with the Daughters of the American Revolution Women in American History Award in 2004, and received the National Americanism Medal. She received the Molly Pitcher Award for Community Service to the Field Artillery in 1996.Her present goals are to represent herself, her family, her neighborhood, the City of Pocatello, Bannock County, the State of Idaho and the United States of America to the best of her ability. Her long-term goals include daily celebrating her marriage, raising her four beautiful children to adulthood and receiving a doctorate degree. Farhana’s hobbies include singing with the Camerata Choir, photography, painting and gardening.