Mary Watson

General Counsel & Contracts Manager

PHONE 208-384-4264  FAX 208-384-4267


Mary oversees CCDC's legal activities, including ethics and statutory compliance.  In addition to providing in-house legal advice on everything from real estate transactions to labor and employment law issues, Mary is a trusted liaison with fellow public agencies.  Mary also manages the Agency's contracts and competitive bidding.  Mary and CCDC are dedicated to open and transparent government to promote public confidence in Idaho's urban renewal and redevelopment efforts.

Prior to joining CCDC, Mary spent more than 13 years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Boise where she specialized in land use law.  Mary was a frequent advisor to the Mayor and City Council in addition to advising the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Planning and Development Services Department, and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Mary graduated Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of California with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Government.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, and she is a member of the Idaho State Bar.  Mary is an avid skier and loves to travel, and she has participated in Rake Up Boise for well over a decade.