Welcome to Nampa, Idaho
Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census and, as of 2018, is the third-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is located about 20 miles (32 km) west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles (10 km) west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name “Nampa” may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint or, as a local historian Joe Bell theorizes, the name is an acronym for North American Meat Packers Association.
On January 2, 2018 Debbie Kling was sworn in as the second female mayor of the City of Nampa. Nampa City Council members are Victor Rodriguez (Seat 1, elected Nov. 2017), Darl Bruner (Seat 2, elected Nov. 2017), Rick Hogaboam (Seat 3, elected Nov. 2017), Sandi Levi (Seat 4, elected Nov. 2015), Randy Haverfield (Seat 5, re-elected Nov. 2017) and Bruce Skaug (Seat 6, re-elected Nov. 2017).
The Nampa City Council increased from four to six members after voters approved the increase in May 2013. The City of Nampa operates on a fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. In 2016 and 2017, the City of Nampa was ranked No. 1 among the nation’s 150 largest cities in terms of budget per capita, according to the finance website WalletHub. Overall, Nampa ranked as the nation’s No. 2 best run city in 2016 and No. 1 in 2017.