The Canyon County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Rice as the new Director of Human Resources for Canyon County. Rice has more than 30 years of experience working in the human resources field, most recently serving as HR Director and Operations Administrator for Givens Pursley LLP in Boise.

Headshot of new HR Director, Kate Rice

Kate Rice

“We are excited to welcome Kate to the Canyon County team,” said the Board of County Commissioners in a joint statement. “Her wealth of experience in both the public and private human resources sectors will greatly benefit both our county and our employees, as well as the taxpayers.”

Rice was raised in Alaska, where she worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to put herself through college at Oregon State University. After receiving her degree, Rice returned to Alaska to work in HR, including a 13-year stint as the Sr. Vice President and Human Resources Manager for Northrim Bank. Rice and her husband moved to Idaho in 2010 to enhance their quality of life. While in Idaho, she has worked as an HR supervisor for the Idaho Transportation Department and VP of Human Resources for Idaho First Bank, along with Givens Pursley LLP.

 “The ability to live and work in Canyon County is truly a dream come true,” said Rice. “I look forward to this tremendous opportunity, and I’m excited to work alongside the County leadership and staff to create a culture of accountability and help foster a level of service that is attractive to the residents and businesses of this county.”

Rice and her husband currently live in Caldwell. They enjoy spending their free time enjoying the beautiful Indian Creek Plaza and getting to know the wonderful residents of Canyon County.