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“I fell in love with Boise on a college visit oh-so-many years ago. The long summer nights, golden sunsets, blue skies, and ethereal beauty of the Foothills captured my heart. Soon after graduation, I made the decision that has led me on this path. Seeing Boise become a dynamic cultural city—with its winding river, inviting public spaces, and beautiful mountains—has reaffirmed my decision ever since. I love making Boise beautiful. I love seeing the invisible details of projects, the behind-the-scenes efforts that go into procuring public improvement and amenities. It is fulfilling and joyful. It makes me smile each day.”
CCDC is a small agency, so much of its work is performed by private companies working under contract. Kathy prepares those public works and professional services agreements, and helps execute the competitive bidding and selection process.
Prior to joining CCDC, Kathy spent many years with the City of Boise in the Criminal Investigation Department. She then transitioned to the City of Meridian, where she developed her procurement and contracting skills, and participated in the public purchasing process for many large, diverse projects.
Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego. She is a member of the National Institute of Public Procurement and holds the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Kathy has been a member of Idaho Public Purchasing Association since 2010 and has served in various IPPA board positions, including president. Kathy is a current participant of the 2021-2023 Leadership Boise program.
In her free time, you can find her spending time in the Foothills, enjoying the remote wilderness trails of Idaho’s beautiful backcountry, cultivating delightful flowers and vegetables in her garden, and sharing her love of Boise through conversations with friends and family.