July 8, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) — Mayor Bill Lambert announced today that he has selected Bill Belknap for appointment as Moscow’s next City Supervisor, to replace longtime City Supervisor Gary J. Riedner, who announced his January 7, 2022 retirement at a City Council meeting on July 6.
Under the direction of the Mayor, the City Supervisor has responsibilities to plan, organize, coordinate and administer the functions and activities of city government and assuring implementation of City Council-established goals and objectives.
Belknap currently serves as Moscow Deputy City Supervisor, Community Planning & Design, and is responsible for administration of land use management, building construction, engineering services and capital construction, and grant and economic development programs for the City. Since 2015, he has also served as the Executive Director of the Moscow Urban Renewal Agency.
Belknap is a graduate of Moscow High School and the University of Idaho and has over 20 years of experience in local, county and state government. Prior to being appointed to the position of Deputy City Supervisor in 2019, Belknap’s professional career included service as Assistant City Supervisor, Community Development Director, and Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Moscow; Associate Planner for Latah County; and Water Quality Analyst with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Belknap has also served on the governing boards of the Idaho City Management Association, Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the Redevelopment Association of Idaho.
“Bill Belknap is in a unique position to serve as Moscow’s next City Supervisor”, said Lambert. “He has held several key administrative positions for our City and the Moscow Urban Renewal Agency, and has done an excellent job in each. His nearly 20 years of experience will be invaluable to our community. Bill has worked directly with Gary since his second year with the City, and he is very familiar with the demands and expectations of the position. I have every confidence that he will do a fine job as our next City Supervisor.”
Lambert will forward Belknap’s name to the Moscow City Council for confirmation at its July 19 meeting. If confirmed, Belknap will take the position on January 7, 2022 and will be Moscow’s third City Supervisor since the position was created by the City Council in 1977. William A. Smith was City Supervisor for 18 years, and Riedner has served in the position for 27 years.
Story Contact: Gary Riedner, City Supervisor