Arts & Historic Preservation Commission


The Nampa Arts & Historic Preservation Commission (AHPC) consists of seven commissioners who demonstrate a commitment to preserve and advance the city's unique history and cultural character and to advance the arts in the community. A minimum of two (2) commissioners shall have 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.

Regular meetings are held the second Monday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers at 411 3rd Street South. To view AHPC agendas and packets, please visit Nampa's Public Meeting Portal.  

There are no open commissioner positions at this time. If you are interested in getting involved, you can join our Public Outreach and Planning & Funding Subcommittee. Reach out to the AHPC contacts below for more information. 

Catherine Keys

Clerk and Staff Liaison

Amber Bothwell

Staff Support

Please use the CONTACT US form below to get in touch with the Nampa Art's & Historic Preservation commission and/or support staff.


Term Expiring

Ron Wormser, Chair


Caryn Herman, Vice Chair


Daren Coon


Janice Kammler


Anne Skoog


Randy Haverfield


Douglas Waterman


Arts & Historic Preservation Commission duties/activities (list is not all-inclusive):

  • Initiates and acts upon applications to designate structures and sites as having historic, cultural or aesthetic value worthy of protection, enhancement or perpetuation.
  • Acts as curator of Nampa; solicits and maintains appropriate historic and art objects for the City.
  • Publishes a Walking Tour Guide of Historic Nampa.
  • Surveys and writes a description of historic sites.
  • Presents a Historic Preservation Award in recognition of individual or group excellence in preserving Nampa historic properties.
  • Designs monuments and markers.
  • Works with the City to help coordinate and oversee the Historic Façade Program.
  • Oversees public and private projects as they apply to the Historic Downtown core and individual historic buildings and places throughout Nampa.
  • Represents the city's interest in historic preservation matters; and reviews requests for historic preservation projects.
  • Accepts donations to the Arts & Historic Preservation Fund to enhance the City's artistic and cultural heritage.
  • Creates venues to help showcase talents of local artists of all ages.
  • Work in cooperation with the Nampa Civic Center in supporting, creating, and presenting public art, performing art, and visual art.
  • Encourages and sponsors art programs and events which are self-supporting in nature and coordinates joint events with the council, commissions and other organizations.
  • Further work to develop Nampa as a cultural community to enhance the quality of life for residents and to utilize the cultural arts as an economic development catalyst for the community.
  • Represents the city's interest in art matters; and reviews requests for works of art and/or murals.
  • Assists in the coordination of the Nampa Festival of the Arts.
  • Searches for sources of private, local, state and federal funds and grants available to promote the arts in the city.
  • Accepts donations to the Arts & Historic Preservation Fund to enhance the City's artistic and cultural heritage.

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