October 26, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) — Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert has chosen Cody Riddle of Boise as the City's next Deputy City Supervisor for Community Planning and Design. He will forward Riddle's appointment to the Moscow City Council for confirmation on Nov. 1, 2021. If confirmed, Riddle's first day in the role will be Dec. 6, 2021.
Riddle is a fourth-generation Idahoan, born and raised in the Magic Valley. He returns to Moscow with his high school sweetheart and wife of 25 years, Becky. Both are proud graduates of the University of Idaho. They have two daughters; the youngest is a senior in high school in Boise. The oldest will carry on the family tradition and graduate from the University of Idaho spring of 2022 as a third-generation Vandal.
Riddle is currently the Deputy Planning Director for the City of Boise, having served nearly 18 years there, where he started as a front-desk planner. In addition to public service, Riddle has experience in the landscape design and construction industry.
Riddle says of the potential appointment, "I am humbled and honored to join the great team at the City of Moscow. This presents a tremendous opportunity for professional growth and to fulfill a personal dream of returning to the community with my wife." He goes on to say, "I recognize that this position comes with great responsibility. Moscow is a special place with amazing character and sense of community. I look forward to going to work alongside the amazing team already in place and serving the citizens of Moscow to ensure it provides opportunities for future generations while remaining a place that is treasured by so many."
Mayor Bill Lambert said, "Cody will be a great addition to the City of Moscow team. His background in planning, coupled with his dedication to public service and love of Moscow, will be a true asset to our community."
The current Deputy City Supervisor of Community Planning and Design, Bill Belknap, was appointed to succeed City Supervisor Gary J. Riedner, who will retire from the City on Jan. 7, 2022.
Story Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor