A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR KLING

"Under the new statewide Stage 2 public health order:
 
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. This does not pertain to religious or political expression. Physical distancing is required for all gatherings.
  •  At-risk Idahoans should self-isolate.
  •  All Idahoans are encouraged to telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations.
  •  Masks continue to be required at long-term care facilities.
  •  Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants continue to operate with seating only."

In response to this, the Nampa Public Library has announced they will close to the public beginning November 16 but online services are still available and pickups/returns can be made through the outdoor pickup window and automatic return located along 3rd St. S.

At Monday's Nampa City Council meeting, we will discuss what the State of Idaho moving to Stage 2 means for the City of Nampa, including other potential closures. Council agenda information can be found at cityofnampa.us/agendacenter.

The rise in positive cases continues to be of great concern for the health of our residents, businesses and schools. Thank you to everyone who is doing their part to slow the spread in Nampa.
-Mayor Debbie Kling
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS SERVING OUR COMMUNITY // The Nampa Family Justice Center (NFJC) is celebrating 15 years of helping the community next week! The Nampa Family Justice Center, located at 1305 3rd St. S., is hosting activities November 16-20 to honor survivors served, bring awareness to the free resources available, provide the community with an opportunity to be part of this life-changing work and open their doors to the community they serve. Follow along on their Facebook and Instagram pages.  
Do you live or work in Nampa?
LISTEN TO THIS SHORT MESSAGE AND SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK BY NOV. 16
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...
Amazon is officially open in Nampa!
Idaho's first fulfillment center is located in our growing town and we're very thankful for the many opportunities this brings to our community.

Mayor Kling said, “It’s an exciting day in Nampa as we make history and become home to Idaho’s first Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon is supporting our local economy and helping us become more resilient. We are thankful Amazon has lifted the floor of minimum wage in our community and will provide extended healthcare and educational opportunities to the 2,000 people who become part of the Amazon family.

Nampa is extremely appreciative to Amazon for the community support they have already provided through private donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Nampa ($30,000), Idaho Food Bank ($15,000) and Traveling Table Food Pantry ($10,000). Welcome to Nampa, Amazon!” 
THANK YOU, TEACHERS!

We are taking part in the 2C Kids Succeed idea to thank our educators each Thursday in November and tag #thankyouthursday on social media!

Please join us - or reach out privately - by thanking teachers, past or present, who have made a positive difference in your life or the life of someone you know!

#thankyouthursday
Nampa's Christmas Tree is UP in Downtown!

A huge thank you to Qualitree who has repeatedly joined us as a sponsor for this event and to the Fischer family for donating their tree. Thank you also to our Parks and Streets departments for their work coordinating the logistics of this large undertaking - 14,000 pounds to be exact!

We are also grateful to our sponsors: Idaho Central Credit Union, HDR, Borders Equine Clinic, Idaho Press and Elsberg Studios! We appreciate all of you!

Details about the virtual tree lighting are still to be released, but they will be on for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
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.
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.
WE'RE READY FOR WINTER - ARE YOU?
Make sure you are checking off all the boxes this winter! Check out a few ways you can be a good neighbor and help keep sidewalks safe and passable for our community!

** Please note: we are asking residents to refrain from shoveling snow into the streets and ask you to identify places on your property to pile snow. Thank you!
CURIOUS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS?
What is the current COVID-19 related data for Nampa?
Check out the new dashboards:
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
(recorded message; staff will return call)
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.