Mayor Tammy de Weerd
In her time as mayor, De Weerd has led one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Meridian has more than doubled in size since she took office in 2004 — growing from 46,000 to an estimated 114,000 people.
When De Weerd took office, Meridian was a smaller, quieter city, City Council President Joe Borton said.
“The city then was ready for that next stage,” Borton said, and De Weerd was the “right person for the job” who had the right vision.
De Weerd announced in February that she wouldn’t seek a fifth term. Her four terms were historic in themselves — she was the city’s first female mayor.
THEN TO NOW
A look at Meridian numbers from the year Mayor Tammy de Weerd took office to today:
2004 - 46,195
2019 - 114,680, estimated
2004 - 240
2019 - 493, with 30 unfilled positions
2004 - 3
2019 - 5, with 6th on the way
2004 - 8 parks totaling 91 acres
2019 - 24 parks totaling 334 acres
2004 - 54 sworn officers, and 14 supporting staff members
2019 - 107 sworn officers and 37 supporting staff members, with 20 open positions for officers and four open positions for supporting staff.
-credit Patty Bowen, Idaho Press Tribune
Oct. 2, 2019
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Candy Cane Fun Run
Run to the parade route to the North Pole!
Register early and get a free light! Last minute runners are welcome! Meet at The Pulse Running at Fitness at 520 S. Meridian Rd. The finish line is at Idaho & 2nd Street next to the Meridian Community Center.
Costumes and ugly sweaters encouraged.