Boards & Commissions


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If you’re interested in applying to serve on any Board or Commission, please complete the application and submit the appropriate documentation (listed at the bottom of the application). To learn more about each of the boards and commissions, please scroll below or visit the board or commission page

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  • We welcome Nampa residents to become involved in their community and help shape Nampa's future through service on a board or commission. 
  • Interested individuals are encouraged to download the application form and submit a letter of interest and resume expressing reasons why they would like to serve via email to Chief of Staff Rick Hogaboam at [email protected] or deliver/mail to Nampa City Hall at 411 3rd Street South, Nampa, Idaho 83651.
  • To learn more about the appointment process, review the City of Nampa Appointment flowchart. If you have general questions, please contact the Chief of Staff Rick Hogaboam ([email protected] or 208-468-5411). 


The Airport Commission is comprised of five (5) individuals who make recommendations and advise the mayor and council concerning the operation and maintenance of the Nampa Municipal Airport. The five-member board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Nampa Municipal Airport, at 107 N. Pilatus Lane. Applicants must reside in Nampa or the surrounding impact area. The appointed member will serve a four-year term beginning January 1, 2023, ending on December 31, 2026.


The Arts and Historic Preservation Commission exists to increase the appreciation of the arts, culture, and history among Nampa's citizens and to create and maintain an atmosphere conducive to the fullest expression of all forms of art and history in order to provide artistic satisfaction to the artist and to enrich the lives of all Nampa citizens. This commission consists of seven members, all appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. The preferred applicant will possess professional training or experience in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, urban planning, archaeology, engineering, law, or other historic preservation related disciplines, as set forth in the secretary of the interior's historic preservation professional qualification standards. This seven-member commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 4pm at the Nampa Development Services Center building. One of these appointments will fill an existing vacancy, term expiring on March 31, 2024. The other appointment will serve a three-year term, beginning on April 1, 2023, ending on March 31, 2026.


The board meets annually and when there is an appeal for a code issue.  

The board shall serve to determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and to provide reasonable interpretations of the international building and fire codes and amendments thereto as provided in this code.

Qualified applicants must be qualified by experience, association or training to evaluate matters pertaining to building construction. Applications are being sought for the following:

1.    One commercial contractor

2.    One Idaho licensed architect 

3.    One individual who is qualified by his/her experience as a fire prevention officer in another jurisdiction 

4.    One additional member qualified as either a commercial contractor, citizen-at-large, licensed architect, fire prevention officer in another jurisdiction, residential contractor, civil/structural engineer, or construction support shall be appointed to serve as an alternate whenever there is a vacancy or absence on the board.

These appointments will serve two-year terms, beginning in January of 2023. 


The Design review Committee is comprised of seven (7) members and review projects forwarded by staff and applicants that are greater than five thousand (5,000) square feet or complicated in nature, as well as review public storage facilities, downtown zones, and various development agreements.  

The applicant should preferably have a background and interest in community design, such as architects, engineers, planners, designers, developers, builders, businesspersons, and landscape architects. The board typically meets on the third (3rd) Monday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at Nampa City Hall, located at 411 3rd St. S. The appointed member will serve a five-year term beginning January 1, 2023, ending on December 31, 2027. 


The Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee is comprised of seven (7) members. All members must reside within city limits. This committee makes recommendations to the mayor and city council regarding development impact fees, land use and capital improvements. At least one but no more than two of these four openings must be filled by someone in the business of development, building or real estate industry. The committee meets annually as a minimum requirement, with additional meeting dates to be determined, to review proposed changes and updates to the development impact fees. The appointed members will serve a two-year term beginning January 7, 2023 and ending on January 6, 2025.

GOLF COMMISSION (2 openings)

The Nampa Golf Commission is responsible for directing and managing the affairs of the two city-run golf courses: Centennial Golf Course and Ridgecrest Golf Club. One current position, specific to Ridgecrest Golf Course, will serve a two-year term (3/1/2023 – 2/28/2025). The other position is for a general opening to serve a five-year term (3/1/2023 – 2/28/2028). Board meetings are typically held the third Tuesday of each month at Nampa City Hall at 9 a.m. 


Trustees are integral to the operations of the library. Five appointed library board members oversee the library director and set the library budget under the direction of the Nampa City Council. They also work with library staff in evaluating and updating library policies and in approving new policies. Those with interests in the library and its mission are especially encouraged to apply. Board meetings are held at the Nampa Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. and typically last about an hour to an hour-and-a-half. This appointment will serve a five-year term, beginning 1/1/2022 and ending on 12/31/2026.


The Planning and Zoning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to Nampa City Council on various land use matters and as a decision-making body for a limited range of land use matters. The commission consists of nine members and Nampa residency is required for most members. Members of the commission who are residents must have resided in the city for at least two years prior to their appointment and must remain a resident during their time of service. Commissioners are appointed for six-year rotating terms. Nampa Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month (unless otherwise rescheduled) at City Hall. Public hearings begin at 6:00 p.m., and the commission begins their meeting prior to public hearings as needed to go through business items. Two of these appointed members will serve six-year terms beginning January 1, 2023, ending on December 31, 2028. One of the appointed members will fill a vacated position that expires on December 31, 2023. 


The Venue Management Committee advises the mayor and Nampa City Council in directing and managing the affairs of the Ford Idaho Center and the Nampa Civic Center and advise as to the potential benefits or drawbacks of the formation of any future auditorium district to be established or proposed either wholly or partially within the city limits of the City of Nampa.

This commission meets once a month on the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Ford Idaho Center. The board consists of eight members who all serve staggered terms. These appointed members will serve five-year terms, beginning February 9, 2023, ending on February 8, 2028. 


All applications are currently being accepted through Wed., October 26, 2022. 


Interested individuals are encouraged to download the application form at and submit a letter of interest expressing reasons why they would like to serve via email to Chief of Staff Rick Hogaboam at [email protected] or deliver/mail to Nampa City Hall at 411 3rd Street South, Nampa, Idaho 83651.