John Cantlon, a Caldwell native, replaces Stacey Mooney, who resigned effective Oct. 20.
Cantlon recently returned to the Treasure Valley after retiring from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. in Denver, where his roles event planning, marketing, asset management and strategic planning.
“John brings a good set of leadership and management skills,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said in a news release Friday. “It makes John the perfect director to take the Nampa Civic Center to the next level, particularly with the planned Best Western Plus hotel slated to open late next year here on the same property.”
After years of work in other areas, Cantlon said he’s ready to get in touch with his “artsy” side. He said the Civic Center staff is actively looking for new shows and recently booked “Traditions of Christmas,” a musical journey of Christmas songs and traditions from around the world. The show, scheduled for eight days, starts Dec. 15, 2016.
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“I’m a third-generation Idaho native, grew up in Caldwell and married Julie Cornilles of Nampa," Cantlon said in the news release. "I know and love the beauty and diverse people found in Canyon County.”