City Council Members

Council President Matthew Roetter

Matthew Roetter

As a resident of Hayden for more than 35 years, married 38 years to his wife Karen, together they raised their three daughters Katie, Andrea and Tara. His five grandchildren are fifth generation Idahoans and his wife is United States Senator Mike Crapo’s District Representative. Matthew met Karen while they both attended the University of Idaho.

Mr. Roetter is an entrepreneur and incorporated his Hayden manufacturing business in 1988 which he started in his garage. He understands how difficult it is to start, maintain and grow a business. He welcomes new business to Hayden and plans to foster a business climate that will help create new jobs.

Over the past 18 years, Mr. Roetter worked as a fenestration expert witness and a consultant to law firms, contractors, insurance companies, manufacturers and consumers across the United States. Recently, he was retained by one of the largest developers in the world, The Irvine Company and rendered opinions of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings based on his review of the Connecticut State Attorney General’s investigative report. For approximately four years, Matthew served as a member of the Idaho Board of Medicine Medical Malpractice Prelitigation Panel. Additionally, he conducts special investigative projects for individuals, corporations, businesses and political office holders.    

Mr. Roetter enjoys the family friendly environment of Hayden and all the outdoor amenities it has to offer. He is an avid fly fisherman, organic vegetable gardener, white water river runner, backpacker, cross county skier and big game hunter. Matthew holds an Idaho State Big Game Record and Boone and Crocket record for a typical mule deer with a score of 189 5/8. He is also an active member of his Church and in local politics, serving on the Idaho State Republican Party Resolutions Committee for two years and four years as Kootenai County Republican State Committeeman.

 Matthew is passionate about being a voice for its citizens, making the best decision for them and keeping Hayden a great environment and safe place to raise a family.

Council Seat #1; Term expires: 2024

Contact Information:
Mail:  8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho  83835
City Hall:  (208) 772-4411
Email: mroetter@cityofhaydenid.us



Councilman Ed DePriest

Ed DePriest
I was elected to Hayden City Council Seat #2 and sworn in January 11, 2022.

I moved to north Idaho in 1994 and have been a Hayden resident since 2004. I received my B.S. in Education from the University of Idaho. I am a retired school teacher and coach, and continue to coach football at Lake City High School.

This is my first time in an elected position. I was encouraged to run by the citizens of Hayden who are concerned that growth and density are erasing the small town feel that Hayden has historically been known for. It is vital that the people become more involved in the process that determines the direction of the city of Hayden. I will strive to be a voice for the people as we move forward.

In my spare time, I enjoy attending car shows with my classic vehicles. I enjoy fitness and spend a great deal of time attending sporting events.

I believe that Hayden can continue to be a great place to live and raise a family. I believe that Hayden is a unique community with many opportunities. I believe that Hayden can continue to maintain a “small-town” feeling if the people become involved and participate in the decisions that will determine our future.

Council Seat #2; Term expires: 2026

Contact Information:
Mail:  8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho  83835
City Hall:  (208) 772-4411
Email:  edepriest@cityofhaydenid.us


Councilman Roger Saterfiel

Roger SaterfielStatesman – that’s the term that describes Roger Saterfiel, both figuratively and literally. In his capacity as former Director of Kootenai County’s Solid Waste Department, a position he held for over 10 years, he was tasked with providing a delicate balance between caring for the earth, and disposing of solid waste for our burgeoning county. When the Department began 28 years ago, his perspective was from the back of a garbage truck. That experience gave him insight that was invaluable, when dealing and supervising 60 employees for the Solid Waste Department.

Roger brings many of his strengths as former Director to Hayden’s City Council. He enjoys and responds well to people, he is an excellent listener, and appreciates hearing a wide variety of opinions. He is outstanding at building consensus out of diversity and bringing people together, as was demonstrated by his ability to convince the Mayor and Council of Coeur d’Alene to bring sewer services to the County Fairgrounds. He also facilitated the Methane Gas to Energy project at the Fighting Creek Landfill between the county and Kootenai Electric, Roger spearheaded numerous recycling programs for the county and cities within. These strengths are critical to us now, as Hayden struggles to establish its separate identity as a star in North Idaho’s crown.

Roger has served as Council President for eight years. He served 10 years on the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Board, four of those years as chairman. He has been the President of the Idaho Fair & Rodeo Association, and the President of the Idaho Solid Waste Association. He has participated in many work-related state and local committees such as CRT Recycling, Wage Study, and Employee Recognition. In addition, he has served for three years on Hayden’s own Planning & Zoning Commission.

Both Roger and his wife Stephanie were raised in Kootenai County. Hayden has been home for them for 27 years, where they raised their son and daughter. Roger is a strong champion of his home town, and his vision for Hayden is very bright. His vision as he quotes, “We have a unique opportunity to create a downtown that is rivaled by none, our recreational opportunities are unlimited, we have the best staff available to create vision that supplies the needs of our citizens with the services that are required and services that are wanted for the future,” “We can grow and prosper and still keep our sense of community.”

Council Seat #3; Term expires: 2024

Contact Information:

Mail:  8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho  83835
City Hall:  (208) 772-4411
Email:  rsaterfiel@cityofhaydenid.us


Councilwoman Sandra White

Sandra White

Sandra White is a creative, passionate, and patriotic person who loves her family, her country, and God. She brings those values with her as she seeks to serve the people of Hayden.

Sandra and her husband Alan met while attending Christian Heritage College in San Diego. They have been married for 40 years, and have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. More than half of their married life was spent working overseas in the Middle East. Sandra brings with her a myriad of both international and domestic experiences that will help in serving the growing needs of Hayden and its people.

Over the years, the Whites would come to Hayden to visit family and they fell in love with the area. Sandra and her family jumped at the opportunity to move to Hayden in 2014. They were able to purchase their first home and truly settle down in a town they love.

In her spare time, Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, making jewelry, playing games, and cooking. Above all, Sandra enjoys serving others. Her desire in serving on the Hayden City Council is to help the city of Hayden preserve its small town feel and hold onto the qualities that make life here special. 

Council Seat #4; Term expires: 2026

Contact Information:
Mail:  8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho  83835
City Hall:  (208) 772-4411
Email: swhite@cityofhaydenid.us