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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling will recommend Jean Mutchie for Nampa City Council seat 3

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Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling will recommend Jean Mutchie for Nampa City Council seat 3. This seat was recently vacated by Rick Hogaboam, who stepped down to be the Chief of Staff for the City of Nampa. The Nampa City Council will be asked to approve the appointment at the February 3 meeting. If approved, Mutchie would be sworn into office Tues., Feb. 18, 2020.

The City of Nampa received 27 applicants for this position. A committee of 15 local community members, including two council members, provided the initial review which resulted in a decisive recommendation of four final candidates. The other finalists were Jeff Cornilles, Jeff Kirkman and Kenny Wroten.

Mayor Kling said, “I was extremely pleased with the pool of candidates and any one of the top four candidates could have served our city well. Jean Mutchie has been very involved in our local community and brings a unique perspective to the council. Her background in healthcare and passion for the underserved in our community will be a great asset.”

Mutchie was honored by the appointment and said, “I want to be a champion and voice for those who often feel their voice isn’t heard or doesn’t matter. We live in a remarkable place and I hope my commitment to the service of others and our community helps move us toward being a safe and healthy community where all people prosper.”

Mutchie has been a Nampa resident for more than 20 years and has worked for St. Luke’s Health Systems since 2003 where she is currently a community health manager. Mutchie has been an active member of the community and serves on the board of directors for several local organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Nampa, Nampa Chamber of Commerce, Pathways in Education and Salvation Army Nampa. Mutchie also serves as the co-chair for the Healthy Impact Nampa Coalition and is a fellow for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also recently helped launch 2C Kids Succeed which is convening multiple organizations and partners to champion healthy and resilient communities where children can grow and thrive.

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