A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR KLING
Veterans Day is an important day to reflect on those who have faithfully served our country. Their sacrifice should never be forgotten. On behalf of the City of Nampa, we would like to express our honor, gratitude and respect for the service of our veterans.
-Mayor Debbie Kling
Below please find some reflective words from City of Nampa Chief of Staff Rick Hogaboam

In November of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

While we rightly reflect on those who have served this country, we must also remember that their service was honorable because the cause of freedom is noble. And we must never forget this. President Calvin Coolidge said, “The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

The select few have secured freedom and prosperity for the many. President Ronald Reagan once said, “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they've suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us. That is our duty. They have never let America down. We will not let them down.”

We must not let our veterans down. It is our solemn duty to remember them, to honor them, and to preserve what they defended. Please join me in thanking our veterans, their families, and honor their lives by living with gratitude for their service and the blessings we enjoy.
While we weren't able to get a photo of every City of Nampa staff member who is a veteran, we did receive a few, shown below. THANK YOU to every veteran serving as a City of Nampa employee or resident. We greatly respect and value your service to our country.
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YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS // We are asking those who provide feedback spend a few minutes learning about the proposal before taking the survey. After learning about the options and proposed consolidation at a town hall or virtual presentation, Nampa residents and businesses are encouraged to share feedback online at slido.com (use event code "nampafire") or through the printed surveys available at the town halls or at Nampa City Hall.
QUESTIONS? // Residents who have additional questions or concerns can contact the Nampa Fire Department by calling 208-468-5570 or emailing nfdfireadmin@cityofnampa.us.
The City of Nampa and the cities of Boise, Caldwell and Meridian have partnered in identifying barriers to housing, as a part of each community's requirements to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We need your feedback! The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and data will be de-identified and reported anonymously in aggregate form. 
We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey!
While we're all tired of COVID-19, it is on the rise and we should be mindful of the impact it has on our community. Please continue doing your part to protect the vulnerable members of our community and keep our businesses and schools open.
WE ARE NAMPA
Here are a few feel-good stories from this week in case you missed it...
This week Firefighter/Paramedic Jon Metz was honored at Nampa City Council after being nominated by the McCall Fire Department (of which Metz was previously employed) and receiving the Idaho Medal of Honor. Metz and another firefighter (Jason Beck) rescued a victim after a house explosion in McCall on March 17, 2019. The medal may be given to any law enforcement officer, firefighter, or EMS provider who was killed or seriously injured or who distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of duty. The Nampa Fire Department wished to honor and recognize Metz for his commendation. Metz and Beck were also selected as the Firehouse Medal of Valor winners and are currently being considered for the national Medal of Valor; a recognition typically awarded by the President of the United States.
Students from Teaching World visit Nampa City Hall

This week, Mayor Kling, Police Chief Joe Huff and Fire Chief Kirk Carpenter welcomed students from Teaching World at Nampa City Hall and answered their many questions! Thank you for visiting us!
The City of Nampa is looking to fill ten (10) openings on various boards and commissions.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
There are multiple programs available to assist the community during this time. Click here or button to right for more information.
NEW CHRISTMAS EVENT COMING TO THE FORD IDAHO CENTER
The Treasure Valley holiday season kicks off on Friday, November 20th at the Ford Idaho Center Horse Park and Sports Center for the first ever Idaho Bright Lights Festival presented by Idaho Central Credit Union. The Ford Idaho Center will convert the Horse Park & Sports Center into a socially distanced winter market and dazzling light display, with the help of local lighting partners, Silver Bells Lighting!

The Idaho Bright Lights Festival is a two month long celebration of the holiday season, open 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm most Thursdays – Saturdays, starting Nov. 20th and running through New Year’s Day.
Join Nampa Parks and Recreation as we kick off a new holiday event for the entire family.

The Christmas Classic Fun Run
will be held at Centennial Golf Course. 
Participants will choose between a 5k or 10K distance. Due to Covid-19 races will be ran in heats and there will be no post-race activities this year. Awards will be announced on social media following the event.

December 12, 12 PM | Centennial Golf Course
$25 ($30 after December 4)
SUPPORTING OUR NAMPA BUSINESSES
The City of Nampa has partnered with the Nampa Chamber of Commerce, One Idaho and the Idaho Press to continue support for our local businesses.

Posters can be picked up at the Nampa Chamber of Commerce or the Mayor's office at Nampa City Hall.

The Nampa Chamber of Commerce has graciously agreed to be a one-stop shop for all local businesses, and has a variety of other resources including free masks, hand sanitizer and COVID-19 related signs in English and Spanish.

Please show your support for our community by taking the One Idaho pledge at one.idaho.gov.
DO YOU NEED BILINGUAL SIGNS RELATED TO
COVID-19 FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Thanks to the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare and the Hispanic/Latino COVID-19 Task Force, a variety of bilingual signs are available for local businesses or organizations. If interested, email bowmana@cityofnampa.us or pick up today at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Nampa Chamber of Commerce offices.
CITY OF NAMPA QUICK LINKS
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LET'S ALL DO OUR PART
SO WE CAN GET BACK TO LIFE
Nampa is committed to being a safe and healthy community where people prosper.
Please do your part and remember to respect and
be kind to each other and our local businesses.
COVID-19 POPULAR LINKS
We're ready to help you.
nampaready@cityofnampa.us
(208) 565-5132
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QUICK REFERENCES FOR BUSINESSES

Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses - LINK

Download your Nampa Ready Business Posters here: 8.5x11  11x17
Nampa is committed to being a safe and healthy community where people prosper.