Tom Dale

Commissioner District 2

Our mission is to serve the public with honesty and integrity, to provide affordable and efficient government services, and to promote values that ensure quality of life for present and future generations of Canyon County residents.

Tom Dale grew up on a cattle ranch in eastern Washington and arrived in Nampa in 1968 to attend NNU. Feeling a desire to serve our country, he left NNU after his freshman year to serve in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After serving four years in the Navy, he returned to Nampa and completed a Bachelor’s degree at NNU.

After working on the family ranch for a time, he continued his education at the University of North Texas, where he earned a Master’s degree in Music Education. While there, he also served with the Texas Air National Guard.

In the next 16 years Tom gained broad experience through working for the Church of the Nazarene, running several small businesses, and even lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he established a marketing program for an oil company.

In 1996 Tom was elected to the Nampa City Council. At the time he was teaching at Nampa Christian High School, managing a small business, RTD Irrigation, as well as officiating high school football and basketball. After serving six years on City Council, Tom was elected to serve as Mayor and held that position for 12 years.  He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of County Commissioners.

During these years, Tom served as President of the Association of Idaho Cities, Chairman of the Board for the Metropolitan Planning Organization – COMPASS, Chairman of the board for Valley Regional Transit, President of Treasure Valley Partnership, Chairman of the College of Western Idaho Advisory Council, Nampa Chamber of Commerce Board, the Nampa Salvation Army Board, and NNU’s School of Business Advisory Council.

Tom enjoys a wide variety of activities: hunting, fishing, sporting clays, bicycling, golf, and skiing. After 35 years, he is still officiating high school football. He is a private pilot and enjoys sharing the joy of flight with anyone brave enough to go fly with him. On weekends you can often find Tom playing and singing with the High Street Band or with the worship team at church. Tom loves life in Canyon County, and appreciates the richness of all it has to offer.

Map District 2


1115 Albany St. Rm101
Caldwell, ID 83605

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P 208-454-7507
F 208-454-7336



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