Monday, March 2, 2015

Longtime City Clerk Rosemarie Anderson retiring

Kathy Hampton and Rosemarie Anderson on the steps of City Hall.
Longtime City Clerk Rosemarie Anderson, who started with a manual typewriter and served under five Idaho Falls mayors, is stepping down in a month and being replaced by Kathy Hampton, who was named at the Idaho Falls City Council meeting last Thursday.

Anderson, who began working for the city 31 years ago under Mayor S. Eddie Pedersen, announced her retirement earlier this year. Rose Anderson began her employment with the city in the Public Works Division, where she met her husband, Steve Anderson. In her career with the city she also worked in the Police Department and for Personnel, Planning & Building and Municipal Services.

“Rose was instrumental with assisting in the organization of the Historic Preservation District, as well as many departmental filing systems throughout the city,” said Municipal Services Director Craig Rockwood.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served this city and its citizens for the past 31 years,” Anderson said. “I had the distinct opportunity to work for five of our city’s mayors – S. Eddie Pedersen, Thomas Campbell, Linda Milam, Jared Fuhriman and now Rebecca Casper.”

Hampton, who will take office April 5, has worked for the city since April 2007. She started in the treasurer’s office and was made the city’s deputy clerk in December that same year.

She is completing her training through the Association of Idaho Cities and Boise State University to become a Certified Municipal Clerk with the State of Idaho. Last September, she was awarded one of the Mayor’s “Above & Beyond” employee recognition awards for exemplary service to the city.