The Canyon County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Fultz as the new Director of the Canyon County Development Services Department (DSD). Fultz will replace Tricia Nilsson, who has served as DSD Director since 2013.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve Fultz to the Development Services team,” said the Canyon County Board of Commissioners in a joint statement. “Steve is a team player with a vision for the future. He was instrumental in the revitalization of Downtown Caldwell and the development of Sky Ranch Business Park, which now has over 40 businesses that employ approximately 2,000 people. The network Steve has built – not only in the local community but on a national scale – will be a big benefit in attracting more businesses to Canyon County. We are excited about the leadership Steve will bring to the County and look forward to having him join our team. The Board also wishes to thank the current director, Tricia Nilsson, for her dedicated years of service to Canyon County.”
Fultz will bring a wealth of experience when he takes over as DSD Director on May 5. He began his career in Canyon County in 2003, working for the Caldwell and Canyon County Economic Development Council. In 2014, Fultz was named the City of Caldwell’s first Economic Development Director where he was an integral part in the development of Skyranch Business Park and Indian Creek Plaza. Fultz also co-founded the Idaho Manufacturers Alliance and helped establish the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway and Snake River Valley Wine Region.
“As a resident of Canyon County for the last 18 years, it’s been my honor and privilege to serve the City of Caldwell and Canyon County in an effort to create wealth in this community through investment and job creation.,” said Fultz. “I look forward to this next opportunity to serve greater Canyon County as we move forward to smart growth. I want to thank Mayor Nancolas and the city administration for the opportunity to work alongside them, and I want to thank the Canyon County Commissioners for this next opportunity. I’m looking forward to working alongside them and Canyon County staff.”
Fultz has a Master’s degree from Iowa State University in Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s of Science in Geography and Sociology from Morehead State University in Kentucky. He and his wife Jenny live in Canyon County and have four children and three grandchildren. Fultz enjoys playing guitar, and on the weekends, you can find him playing for numerous Sunnyslope wineries.