The Destination Caldwell Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Keri Smith-Sigman as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Organization.
Ms. Smith-Sigman co-founded Destination Caldwell in 2013 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Caldwell as a destination, improving business conditions, and organizing and motivating an association of persons with the common interest of making Caldwell, Idaho, a better place to live, work, and play.
“We are very excited to welcome Keri Smith-Sigman to this new role and know she will lead Destination Caldwell to deliver on our brand promise and create Idaho’s premier gathering place with Indian Creek Plaza,” said Kelli Jenkins, President of Destination Caldwell. ”With the opening of Indian Creek Plaza and revitalization efforts underway, awesome things are happening in our community. We are confident that with Ms. Smith-Sigman's leadership, Destination Caldwell will continue our community-wide effort to showcase Caldwell as the place to raise a family, start or grow a business, promote the famed Sunnyslope Wine Trail and reclaim historic downtown," said Kelli Jenkins.
Smith-Sigman previously served the City of Caldwell as an Economic Development Specialist to promote retail development and to coordinate downtown revitalization efforts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from Lewis-Clark State College in 2010 with an emphasis in Marketing and Leadership and received her certificate in Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma in 2017.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Destination Caldwell team and I'm proud of the efforts that we have already made in transforming downtown Caldwell. This new position will allow me to work closely with the City of Caldwell's Economic Development team, help with business recruitment and forge relationships with our downtown business owners to create a healthy downtown boasting a variety of shops, restaurants and professional services to produce an active, vibrant downtown while continuing to brand Indian Creek Plaza as Idaho's gathering place," said Keri Smith-Sigman.
Mayor Garret Nancolas expressed what a great job Smith-Sigman has done for the City and stated, “We certainly look forward to working with her in this new position and wish her success! She will continue to actively be involved in downtown business development and recruitment, so she won’t be too far away.” Some of the projects that Smith-Sigman has played a key role in include the Indian Creek Plaza, the Luxe Reel Theatre, and a new boutique hotel and mixed use development in the heart of historic downtown (coming in 2020).
Effective November 12, 2018, Keri Smith-Sigman will begin her career as the CEO of Destination Caldwell. She will be located at the Destination Caldwell office in historic downtown Caldwell at 106 So. Kimball Avenue.