The Canyon County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Sabrina Minshall, AICP as the new Director of the Canyon County Development Services Department. Minshall’s first day in her new position will be October 17, 2022.

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Sabrina Minshall

“We are beyond excited to have someone with Sabrina’s experience and knowledge join the Canyon County team and lead our Development Services Department,” said the Canyon County Board of Commissioners in a joint statement. “She is someone that truly understands and cares about our community, and she recognizes the importance of smart, sustainable growth moving forward.”

Minshall comes to Canyon County from Destination Caldwell, where she has served as CEO since December 2020. Before that, she served as the Executive Director of the Spokane Regional Transportation Council from 2017-2020 and the Director of Planning for the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) from 2014-2017. Earlier in her career, she served eight years as the Planning and Programming Manager for the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) and eight years as the Community Development Director for the City of Nampa.

Minshall expresses her enthusiasm for her new position by saying, “Canyon County is a very desirable place to live, do business, and visit.  I am looking forward to being part of the team helping guide, plan, and implement the vision of our community. I have loved working in Downtown Caldwell and am honored to continue to serve in the place my family calls home.”

Minshall’s leadership is diverse, with experience including economic development, planning, code enforcement, transportation, and grant writing. She is a member and certified professional planner (AICP) through the American Planning Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in Political Science/Public Administration with a minor in Communications, as well as graduate certificates from the Northwest Community Development Institute and the Gonzaga University Foundational Leadership program. She and her husband reside in Middleton, Idaho with their small zoo of three dogs and two cats. They have three adult children and two grandchildren they are very proud of.