Mayor Tammy de Weerd 


 Mayor Tammy 2011 Portrait


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Mayor Tammy de Weerd, a fourth-generation Idahoan, has served as the Mayor of Meridian since January of 2004.  She has lived in Meridian and been an active volunteer in the community for more than two decades, serving the citizens of Meridian in an array of voluntary and elected capacities.  She brings to the office extensive experience as an elected official, community advocate, civic volunteer, and businesswoman. 

Prior to being elected as Mayor on November 3, 2003, Mayor Tammy was a charter member and first president of the Meridian Parks and Recreation Commission, and served two years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. She was then elected to the Meridian City Council in 1999. She served four years on Meridian City Council, two as Council President.

After taking office in January 2004, Mayor Tammy immediately went to work implementing priorities. “This is a time of new possibilities in the City of Meridian,” she said. Her list of goals include providing the best possible services to citizens; increasing citizen involvement and communication; preserving safety; expanding parks and recreational opportunities; advocating for transportation needs, and enhancing the City's economic development efforts to provide jobs, diversity in housing, places to shop and top quality redevelopment of downtown Meridian.

During her tenure, Mayor Tammy and her leadership team have established policies and initiatives to improve the quality of life for all Meridian residents.  She has united the leaders of business, education, youth and the faith community and, as a result, Meridian has received many national accolades. The city has been recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s “100 Best Places for Young People,” three times by CNN/Money as one of the “100 Best Places to Live,” and by Family Circle Magazine as one of the “10 Best Cities for Families.” Meridian has also been named five times as one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance and ING, and received other national accolades.

While in office Mayor Tammy has served on a number of statewide organizations, regional boards and commissions, including president of the Association of Idaho Cities and chair of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho. She is a strong advocate for regional solutions on a number of issues that challenge our valley – primarily transportation, economic development, drug prevention, and air quality.

Recognizing the city’s greatest asset -- the talents of its people -- she works along with the leaders of business, education, youth, seniors, and the faith community.

Mayor Tammy has been repeatedly recognized for her leadership roles and making a difference in the community. She has been awarded Kiwanian of the Year by the Meridian Kiwanis Club and Woman of the Year by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.  In 2002, Governor Dirk Kempthorne recognized Tammy as Idaho's first Individual "Brightest Star" for her efforts to build a better community for families and children. She has also received a number of awards and recognition for her work in substance abuse prevention and for engaging youth in city government.

Her vision and coalition-building skills reflect her commitment to active partnerships between government and the private sector. Tammy looks to the future, making decisions that continue to establish Meridian as a ‘premier place to live, work, and raise a family.’  “We are poised to climb new heights.”  She believes, “Teamwork and partnerships are key to the City’s future.”

Tammy and her husband Jan have four children and several grandchildren.

To contact Mayor Tammy:
Phone: (o) 208-489-0529
Address: 33 E. Broadway Avenue
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Note:  To request an abbreviated version of the Mayor's biography and/or a photograph for professional purposes, please contact Kaycee Emery, City Communications Manager via e-mail at


The Mayor's Board and Committee Involvements:

Meridian’s Promise 

Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

Civic/Community Center Task Force

Mayor’s Economic Development Task Force

Mayor’s Anti-Drug Coalition

Meridian Chamber of Commerce Board 

Government Affairs

Economic Development

Meridian Transportation Task Force

Emergency Management Committee

Meridian Senior Center

Friends of Meridian Parks Board 

Golf for Parks

Boys & Girls Club of Ada County Board Member

Economic Development Council

Parents as Teachers Advisory Board

COMPASS – Chair Elect 

Executive Board

Legislative Affairs

Communities in Motion Steering Committee

Blue Print for Good Growth Coalition

Treasure Valley Partnership – Officer

Association of Idaho Cities Board Member 

District 3 Representative

Legislative Committee

Boise Valley Economic Partnership Board Member 

Valley Initiative for Prosperity (VIP) Committee

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board

Governor’s Treasure Valley Air Quality Council

Governor’s Coordinating Council for Families and Children 

Brightest Stars Committee – Co-Chair

Boise State University West Campus Advisory Group

Health Care Advisory Partnership (HCAP)

Idaho Transportation Department’s ‘Team Idaho’


DeWeerd Family 2011

 Jan and Tammy de Weerd with (l. to r.) RoAnne, Tara, Bart, and Janelle