Message from the Mayor
Mayor Gordon Petrie
Welcome to Emmett, Idaho
Emmett’s a quiet, forward-looking, friendly town of something over 8000 people, nestled next to the Payette River in the Valley of Plenty, and we have an exciting story to tell!
We’re a community of families that comprises one big-family community. We work hard, but we get to play hard, too. Even though we’ve grown at just over 3 per cent each year since 2015, we still have that small hometown feel.
We enjoy breath-taking scenery, and as the gateway to Idaho’s back country, outdoor recreation is our norm. After all, we don’t have to travel far to enjoy it. For many, it can be as simple as a short walk. Hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, boating, water skiing, all of these can be enjoyed at a world-class level in and around Emmett. We love fun activities. We stay healthier, that way.
City leadership is dedicated to making Emmett a safe walking and biking community so as we grow older, we will be better able to “age in place.” With our historic downtown kept clean and neat, Emmett gives that kind of feel that all Baby Boomers growing up in small towns remember—and long for. That’s why so many Boomers, along with their 50- and 40-something children have come here to make their home.
Our extraordinary Emmett City Staff’s vision is to create a core competent municipal team providing excellence in municipal governance. What an honor to lead them. We take pride in protecting people and their property through the use of best practices. I guess that’s why people love it here in Emmett and why we love Emmett. Visitors are always welcome.