Leslea Basterrechea has been named superintendent of the Environmental Compliance Division, which includes eight full-time employees. The Nampa division handles compliance for three stormwater and one wastewater EPA permits, regulates and monitors what commercial and industrial customers discharge into the sanitary sewer system and regulates and monitors stormwater discharges. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Idaho and previously worked for the Boise city Water Quality Lab.
Tom Points is the new city engineer for the city of Nampa. Points worked for the Idaho Transportation Department for 15 years in the areas of design, construction and maintenance of state highways before accepting the city engineer position with Nampa. He supervises a staff of 18 people who oversee design and construction of city projects, residential and commercial development engineering review and GIS. He is a University of Idaho graduate.
Bret Caulder has been promoted to the position of building official for Nampa, after nearly one year at the city. Caulder started his career in 1978 framing residential homes, then transitioning to light commercial construction and began his governmental work experience in 1998. Caulder directs a staff of 13, which includes inspectors, plan reviewers and permit technicians and his primarily function is to interpret and administer building codes to insure public safety, according to Patrick Sullivan, director of Nampa Building Safety and Facilities Development.