Nampa mayor-elect Bob Henry plans to start his first day in office, Jan. 7, following through with a campaign promise to reduce city spending by starting with his own office. He will decrease the mayor's office staff from three full-time employees to two and a half, saving $25,000 annually.
Henry has tapped longtime Idaho Press-Tribune editor Vickie Holbrook to serve as his public information officer. She will make about $65,000 annually. Administrative coordinator Amy Farnworth will remain on staff, but Henry is still working out the details on her title and duties. He also plans to have a part-time receptionist.
Henry chose Holbrook because, "She has great roots in Nampa and she and I have known each other for a long time. We have done battle together, we have laughed together and we have cried together," he said.