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Boise’s top planner Riddle set for job in Moscow


One of Boise’s most well-known planners is heading north.

Boise’s Deputy Director of Current Planning Cody Riddle was selected by Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert to serve as the city’s next Deputy City Supervisor for Community Planning and Design. If he’s confirmed by city council, his first day will be December 6.

Riddle has worked at the City of Boise for 18 years, starting first as a front desk planner before climbing the ranks to his current post. After the departures of Planning Director Mark Lavin and Deputy Director of Long Range Planning Daren Fluke in the past year, he is the most senior official in the department.

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He was born and raised in the Magic Valley and attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, where his children now attend classes. Riddle said he is excited to return to Moscow with his wife to live in the community where he attended college. He said the decision was a difficult one and he is not leaving on bad terms with the City of Boise and is proud of his time here.

“I recognize that this position comes with great responsibility,” he said in a statement on Moscow’s city website. “Moscow is a special place with amazing character and a 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.”

Riddle is a fixture at Boise city council meetings, frequently presenting on the most contentious and complex applications.

Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at [email protected] or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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