Economic Development

City of Mountain Home
Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm
150 South 3rd East
PO Box 10
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: 208-587-2173
Fax: 208-587-2175




Paula Riggs
Economic Development Director

 Paula worked in the financial industry for 25 years, 8 of those years as Branch Manager of a local bank before becoming the Economic Development Director for the City of Mountain Home. Paula has been involved in many organizations and civic groups of Mountain Home for over 25 years and knows the importance of economic growth in Mountain Home and the need for community business development.

The Economic Development Director is appointed by the Mayor on a yearly basis and is responsible for community growth and business development, economic development and advocate of the local businesses. Email…



Courtney Lewis
Economic Development Specialist

Courtney Lewis is a former active duty Air Force Air Traffic Controller who settled in Mountain Home after nearly a decade of service here.  She is an avid volunteer with many local organizations and is an advocate for our local schools.  Courtney wears many hats in her duties with the Economic Development office including Education Workforce Development, DIG-IT Downtown Revitalization, managing the Community Events page What the H is Going On and most importantly supporting new and existing businesses here in Mountain Home.  She has been part of the Economic Development team since 2015.  Email…




Bill Richey
Military Affairs


Bill Richey is the Governor’s Special Assistant for Military Affairs, primarily serving as a liaison for the State of Idaho and Mountain Home AFB. He has been under contract with Idaho Military Division since 2000, following his retirement from 30 years of active duty service in the United States Air Force. He maintains a desk in the Economic Development Office of Mountain Home where he is an advocate for the military’s continued growth and development in Idaho. Email…