Community Development Director sworn in at Council meeting

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Mountain Home City Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on June 22. During that meeting Brock Cherry was sworn in as the new Community Development Director. The city’s Executive Director of Economic Development Courtney Lewis recently resigned as a City Employee and the decision was then made to combine her position with the position of a Community Planner and Cherry was hired to fill the void that was left with the departure of Lewis. Staff of the Mountain Home News are planning to sit down with Cherry in the very near future and learn a little more about him and what he hopes to bring to the city as he works to make Mountain Home a “destination.”

Other items of discussion at the meeting included presentations by civic groups who were there for consideration for the budget requests they had made to the city including the Mountain Home History Museum, the Mountain Home Arts Council, Treasure Valley Transit and the Mountain Home Senior Center. All four organizations explained what they have done in the community in the past year and how the current COVID-19 Pandemic has effected their organizations. The museum is going to have to get more creative with fundraising this year while trying to incorporate a virtual element, while MHAC has decided to forge ahead with their Summer Concert Series and is thankful for the Council’s recent decision to build a bandstand at Carl Miller Park.

The next meeting of the Mountain Home City Council will be on July 13th.

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