The Nampa City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Cliff Long as the new Senior Director of Development Services on July 12, 2021.
“I look forward to adding Cliff to the City of Nampa team of leaders as we continue to improve our service to the community,” said Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling. “I believe Cliff Long has the qualifications, knowledge and ability to serve Nampa well in this role. The new Senior Director of Development Services position will oversee and create a synergy between Economic Development, Planning and Zoning and Building departments. With the rapid growth over the past decade, and as we look to the future, now is the time for the City of Nampa to create continuity between departments to ensure we are growing wisely and providing the best support and customer service to our community. As a full-service city, it is important our citizens are able to live, work, play and worship in Nampa. Having the right mix of employment opportunities, housing and various services is important to the overall quality of life.”
Long has been the Economic Development Division Director at the City of Renton (Washington) since 2013. Prior to Renton, Long served as the Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Nampa for eight years. Long has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boise State University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute from the University of Oklahoma and earned an Economic Development Finance Professional Certification from the National Development Council.
"With the unprecedented growth in the Treasure Valley, it is more important than ever for Nampa to make wise development decisions that ensure we remain a safe, attractive, vibrant and opportunity-rich community into the future,” Cliff Long said. "My wife and I chose to live in Nampa when we were married and loved our experience there for nearly 20 years before our careers took us to Washington. We still have many friends and family members in the area and are looking forward to moving home.”
Long is anticipated to begin in September 2021 and will be officed at the Development Services Building located at 500 12th Ave. S. in Nampa. This position is funded out of development services whose funding service is permit fees rather than taxpayer dollars.