Idaho Falls, ID: Kathy Hampton was appointed as the new city clerk at tonight’s City Council meeting after Rosemarie Anderson announced her retirement earlier this year. The appointment will be effective April 5, 2015.
Rose Anderson began her employment with the city in the Public Works Division where she met her husband, Steve Anderson. Throughout her 31 years of service with the city she also worked in the Police Department and for Personnel, Planning & Building and Municipal Services.
“Rose was instrumental with assisting in the organization of the Historic Preservation District, as well as many departmental filing systems throughout the city,” states Municipal Services Director, Craig Rockwood.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served this city and its citizens for the past 31 years,” said Anderson. “I had the distinct opportunity to work for five of our city’s mayors – S. Eddie Pedersen, Thomas Campbell, Linda Milam, Jared Fuhriman and now Rebecca Casper,” Anderson added. When asked about the biggest change she has seen in the city over the years, she jokingly stated, “I went from using a manual typewriter, to an electric typewriter and now a computer.”
Newly appointed City Clerk, Kathy Hampton has worked for the city since April 2007. She worked in the City Treasurer’s Office until Dec. 2007, at which time she was hired as the city’s deputy clerk.
Hampton is completing her training through the Association of Idaho Cities and Boise State University to become a Certified Municipal Clerk with the State of Idaho. Last September, she was awarded one of the Mayor’s “Above & Beyond” employee recognition awards for her exemplary service to the city.
“She has faithfully and honorably served as our deputy clerk for the past seven years,” states Rockwood. “She has been instrumental, in a very positive way, in updating many of the functions performed in the Clerk’s Office,” adds Rockwood.
“She’s the first bright and friendly face the public sees when they walk into City Hall, and I know the city will be in great hands with Kathy,” states Anderson.
“I am looking forward to the new challenge,” states Hampton. “Rose has been a fantastic mentor for so many years, and I know I have some very big shoes to fill. I will miss her dearly. She’s not just my boss – she’s also my friend.”
About Idaho Falls: Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our backyard is the world’s most famous park – Yellowstone. As the regional center for healthcare, shopping, and entertainment, Idaho Falls is attractive to small and large businesses alike and consistently finds itself listed in the top ten rankings of many prestigious magazines, newspapers and professional community research publications. Learn more at http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/