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City of Nampa

Posted on: December 16, 2019

Mayor Kling names Rick Hogaboam as new Chief of Staff

Rick Hogaboam

Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling is pleased to announce that current Councilman Rick Hogaboam has been named as the new Chief of Staff for the City of Nampa. Hogaboam is expected to begin his new position Mon., January 13, 2020.

Kling said, “It was an exciting surprise when Rick shared his interest in the position. He is a well-respected and active member of the Nampa community. His knowledge and passion for our community has been made evident through his service on the Nampa City Council and I look forward to using his talents to move the vision of Nampa forward.”

Hogaboam said, “I am thankful for the opportunity to join Mayor Kling and the incredible team at the City of Nampa in advancing our long-term goals and converting strategic planning into measured results for our citizens. It is an honor to step into this office and serve Nampa as we keep taking steps to assure a healthy and prosperous future by improving the effectiveness of local government, while also finding ways to save taxpayer money. Nampa deserves our best. I’m looking forward to working alongside Mayor Kling for our community.”

In addition to serving on the Nampa City Council, Hogaboam recently served as the executive director for Lifeline Pregnancy Resource Center, a local non-profit, and lead pastor at Sovereign Grace Fellowship Nampa. His education includes focused study on non-profit management, finance and budgeting, organizational leadership, strategic analysis and negotiation. As a councilman, Hogaboam served as council liaison in police contract negotiations, the library board of trustees and as an alternate to the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) Board of Directors. Hogaboam took office on Nampa City Council January 2, 2018 and his last regular council meeting is anticipated to be January 6, 2020.

Residents who live within Nampa city limits that are interested in serving on the Nampa City Council are encouraged to submit a letter and resume outlining their qualifications and community involvement with completed application to by January 6, 2020. An appointment is anticipated to be recommended to Nampa City Council for approval at the January 20, 2020 meeting. The remaining term on the soon-to-be vacant council seat expires January of 2022.


Contact the Office of the Mayor by calling (208) 468-5401 or emailing

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