September 27, 2011

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433


City of Meridian to Hold South Meridian Community Meeting


Meridian, ID – (September 27, 2011) –The City of Meridian will hold a South Meridian Community Meeting to discuss services in south Meridian which will include identifying existing and future needs. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 6-8 p.m., at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 150 W. Maestra Street.


The meeting will include a facilitated group discussion with city departments and other service providers on hand to answer questions and take comments from those present.  Following the discussion, attendees will be able to visit both city service and other service providers including Joint School District No. 2, Meridian Library District, Ada County Highway District, COMPASS, Intermountain Gas, Century Link, and Idaho Power. 


“Our community is physically divided by Interstate 84; however we work hard to ensure that fact doesn’t affect us as a city. While we have made leaps and bounds over the last few years to overcome this obstacle with the construction of the Locust Grove Overpass and Ten Mile Interchange, there is more to do to allow Meridian to develop as one community. Now, in order to continue down this path, the City needs the help of our citizens who live in south Meridian to meet our vision to be the premier city to live, work and raise a family,” said Mayor Tammy de Weerd.


The format of the meeting is as follows:


6:00 - 6:30     Arrive and exhibits on display

6:30 - 7:30     Facilitated Discussion

7:30 – close   Guests complete comment forms and visit exhibits


Residents not able to attend this meeting can access an online comment form 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