Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling said, “While I would prefer not to lose Mr. Long, I fully support his vision for CTE in the State of Idaho and am confident he will excel as the Administrator of the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education. Our state needs an excellent, visionary leader that understands the needs of our businesses and has served in a hands-on position with CTE programs. During his time with the City of Nampa, Mr. Long accomplished much, and Nampa is better because of his presence.”
Long said, “While much shorter than I had anticipated, my time with the City has been rewarding and I have very much appreciated the support and guidance received. I have gained a new understanding and appreciation for municipal government and respect the dedication of each department.”
An announcement will be made when the next chief of staff has been identified.