April 29, 2011

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0530



Meridian Development Corporation

Seeks to Fill Two Board Seats


Meridian, ID – (April 29, 2011) – The Meridian Development Corporation (MDC), the independent agency leading downtown Meridian’s urban renewal efforts, is seeking applicants to fill two seats on its Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will be expanding to 9 seats from its current 7 seat configuration.


The MDC is governed by a seven-member board. Members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of the Meridian City Council. Commissioners serve three-year terms. The MDC Board meets twice a month at Meridian City Hall, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. and on fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.


The ideal candidates for these two positions would be individuals who either live, own property, or operate a business in downtown Meridian’s urban renewal area,  but any Meridian resident is welcome to apply.  


Anyone interested in being considered for this position should express their interest in writing and send it along with their resume to: Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642.

All letters of interest and resumes must be received by Friday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m.   


For more information about the MDC, please visit its web site at


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit