FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, January 14, 2019

Contact: Mike Journee
208-972-8527 | mjournee@cityofboise.org

Mayor Bieter Appoints Erika Cobb as City of Boise's Chief Information Officer

Mayor David Bieter recently appointed Erika Cobb, a technology professional and executive with 22 years of experience, to lead the City of Boise’s Department of Information Technology. Cobb’s appointment was affirmed by the Boise City Council on December 18.

As the city’s Chief Information Officer, Cobb takes over a key role in the city’s citizen experience initiative, an organization-wide effort to improve customer service in all areas of interaction between Boise’s residents and their city government. She begins work today.

“Erika has a strong record of success as a top technology executive at companies with ties to the region, specifically Albertsons and Lamb-Weston,” said Mayor Bieter. “We’re excited about the experience she’ll bring to our team and are excited about how she’ll help us use technology to connect with our residents.”

Cobb will oversee a technology department with an $9.7 million budget and 60 employees charged with application, website, and geographic information system development, infrastructure management, project coordination, technology system implementation, and internal network and computer customer support.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational communication studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana and an associate degree in arts from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

Erika Cobb CIO

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