Rick Hogaboam was elected to seat 3 of the Nampa City Council in 2017. His four year term started in January of 2018. Highlights from his term thus far:
- Councilmember Hogaboam was selected by Mayor Kling and the Council to serve as a liaison for contract negotiations with the police, in which a 2 year contract was successfully approved that included adding thousands of hours for training and patrol to the city of Nampa. Hogaboam was an active participant in the numerous negotiation meetings.
- Rick was selected to serve as liaison to the Nampa library board. Library hours were extended in 2018 without requiring a full-time hire. He also regularly provides a book review for The Friends of the Library newsletter and advocates the importance of literacy and education.
- Hogaboam was selected by the Council to serve on the M.A.P. (Major Acquisitions Plan) Fund Board of Trustees.
- Councilmember Hogaboam served on the public safety committee for revisions to the city’s master plan. He’s advocated for public safety staffing to serve the growing population and supports a plan to build Fire Station #6.
He is married to Mimi Hogaboam. They have 5 children and also sponsor a child through Compassion International. Rick’s grandfather, Norman, served in WWII in the 10th Armored Division; his father, Tom, a resident of Nampa, served in Vietnam; his mother, Michong, was born in South Korea and later became a U.S. citizen.
Rick has served as pastor of Sovereign Grace Fellowship (formerly Church of the Open Door) since 2008 and as Executive Director of Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center since 2014. Prior to assuming the directorship of Lifeline, Rick served on the board for Lifeline. In addition to pastoral ministry, Rick has been employed as a middle/high school teacher, varsity baseball coach, UPS truckloader, and Toyota fleet employee. His earliest work started as a child sweeping hair in his mother’s hair salon.
Hogaboam attended Central Christian College on a baseball/academic scholarship before transferring to and graduating from The King’s University. He also possesses a graduate degree and various certificates, including Writing from The University of Texas, Non-profit Management from The University of the Pacific, and Leadership from Cornell University. Rick’s writing has been featured by The Fatherly, The Policy, and more. A member of Strong Towns, Rick is particularly interested in economic development and sustainability. He’s a past fellow at Acton University and is also certified through the National Fatherhood Initiative. You can usually find Rick frequenting one of Nampa’s local restaurants, coffee houses, parks, businesses, the library, the recreation center, or a NNU sporting event.
Rick’s community involvement includes (or has included) the following:
• Nampa Parks and Recreation Girls’ Softball head coach
• Idaho Press-Tribune editorial board
• Challenger Division (special needs) Little League coach
• Buddy Walk (Down syndrome awareness)
• Love INC.
• Salvation Army
• Boise Rescue Mission (Lighthouse)
• Valley Women and Children Shelter
• GEM Friends
• Canyon County Historical Society
• Homeschool co-op teacher
• Fatherhood outreach
• Foster care support