Nampa Mayor Bob Henry will recommend Kelly Gibbons for the
soon-to-be vacant spot on City Council. The Nampa City Council will be asked to
approve the appointment at the Dec. 19 meeting.
Gibbons was selected after Henry conducted interviews with
the six finalists he selected from the 26 qualified applicants. The other
finalists were: Laura Alvarez Schrag, Robin Moffitt, Victor Rodriguez, Tom
Turner and Kenny Wroten.
“I believe Kelly will do an excellent job on the City
Council,” Henry said. “Honestly, because we had so many excellent applicants,
this process has been very difficult. Any of the six finalists would have been
a great addition to the Council. I spent quite a bit of time considering the
pros and cons of each finalist before making my decision.”
Gibbons said she is honored to have Henry's recommendation
to hold the seat for the Nampa City Council position vacated by Pam White.
“It is a privilege for me to have the opportunity to serve
the city and community from this capacity,” Gibbons said. “It is a small number
of respected individuals who currently serve on the Council, and I will do my
best to uphold the standard which has been set. Truly, I am excited to start
this journey and am very appreciative.”
Gibbons is the executive director for Wish Granters of
Idaho. She also holds an independent contract with the Nampa Family Justice
Center, coordinating volunteers and events. She plans to terminate that
contract on Dec. 31. Gibbons has spent a good part of her career in coaching
and service and has volunteered with non-profit organizations including the
Nampa Family Justice Center. She is a member of the current Nampa Chamber of
Commerce Leadership Nampa class.
Although he did not appoint a committee to assist in the
selection process, Henry sought feedback from current City Council members.
The mayor said he plans to take his recommendation to City
Council for a vote on Dec. 19. Once approved, Gibbons will be sworn in at
the Jan. 3 City Council meeting, the same night White will step down because
she has been elected to serve on the Canyon County Board of Commissioners.
Gibbons will need to win election for the Zone 3 seat in
November to remain on the City Council in 2018.
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