McCall City Source


November 2017

Tree Lighting in Downtown McCall Friday Nov. 24th

Santa will arrive with help from the McCall Fire Department at 6:30pm and the tree will be lit promptly at 7:00pm by our Mayor Jackie Aymon.

The annual Tree Lighting in downtown McCall will take place on Friday, Nov. 24 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Art Roberts Park. Carolers from the Community Congregational Choir will add a festive air while the McCall Youth Hockey Team serves up hot chocolate. Santa will arrive with help from the McCall Fire Department at 6:30pm and the tree will be lit promptly at 7:00pm by our Mayor Jackie Aymon. After the switch is flipped, families can make their way to the Manchester Ice and Events Center for public skate or to the Activity Barn for the Pray for Snow Party.

Thanks to the McCall Parks and Recreation Department for decorating our streets with snowflakes (the light up kind) and stringing the lights on the tree for all to enjoy!


Three finalists for the City Manager available for Meet and Greet Dec 7th

Thursday, December 7th, from 5pm – 7pm stop by and meet the three City Manager candidates at the The Hunt Lodge.

McCall City Council and City staff welcome candidates, Ms. Marti Brown, Mr. Jeff Layman and Ms. Anette Spickard to tour our beautiful city, meet staff and residents and take part in the final interview process with Council.

Each candidate has already completed preliminary interviews via telephone and Skype. “City of McCall would be lucky to have any of these well qualified, experienced and talented individuals,” said BessieJo Wagner current Interim City Manager. Please join us in welcoming them during their visit.

  • Marti Brown – currently the Community Development Director for the City of Arivin, California.
  • Jeff Layman – currently the Community Manager of the EagleVail Metro District in EagleVail, Colorado
  • Anette Spickard – currently the Development & Public Works Director in the City of Springfield, Oregon.

“City of McCall would be lucky to have any of these well qualified, experienced and talented individuals,” said BessieJo Wagner, current, Interim City Manager.

Thursday, December 7th
from 5pm – 7pm
Open House Meet & Greet
at The Hunt Lodge in the Hunt Room.


McCall Parks and Recreation: volunteer youth basketball coaches needed!

If interested in working with McCall’s youth and promoting a fun, healthy lifestyle, join us as a volunteer basketball coach. Coaches needed still for: 3rd Grade Girls, 5th Grade Girls, 5th Grade Boys.


McCall Parks and Recreation: Messy Munchkins

Looking for something to do with your toddler? Register your child for Messy Munchkins today, toddlers will create 3 crafts to keep or gift during this holiday season.Slide1

Refresh Your Parking Plan!

The Parking guides are out again with a reminder that parking on downtown streets between 3am and 7am is frowned upon.

Be kind to your snow plow crews and respect the “Snow in the City” guidelines.

Parking Restrictions Card
Snowmobile Trailer Parking Guide


McCall’s Local Government – Explained

McCall has what is called a council-manager form of city government. 

  • The McCall City Council consists of five elected individuals that make laws and broad policy decisions for the city manager and staff to carry out.
  • All power and authority to set policy rests with our elected governing body, the McCall City Council which includes the mayor.

According to the International City/County Management Association, the council-manager form of government “combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed manager or administrator.”

The Role of the City Manager

Under the council-manager form of government a non-partisan city manager functions as the chief executive of the government organization. The city manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and serves as an advisor to the city council.

McCall’s city manager is responsible for directing daily operations that ensure effective and efficient government service. Every city employee, with the exception of the Library Director, answers to the city manager, so the city manager has the right to hire and fire staff as appropriate and allowable by law.

As the council’s chief policy advisor, the city manager recommends city policy for consideration by the council. The manager has a professional obligation to give complete and unbiased information to the council and consults with their department heads and the city attorney to ensure proper direction.

McCall Government Structure

The Role of the Council

The city council is the legislative body for McCall. It’s role is to adopt laws and policies to govern the city. The council leaves implementation up the the city manager and city staff.

Council members are elected by a majority vote of its residents. Direct election ensures that council members are responsive to the people who voted them into office.

The Role of the Mayor

McCall’s Mayor is an equal voting member of the city council that has no more authority than any other council member. The mayor presides over council meetings and performs ceremonial duties as outlined.

McCall Parks and Recreation: Plant Night! Winter 2018

McCall Parks and Recreation is excited to bring this new event to McCall. Mark your calendar and join us for Plant Night! This event will be held at the Anchor Restaurant where food and beverage will be available for purchase. Use your creativity and instruction from a master gardener to create a terrarium for you or as a gift. Reserve your spot today and register at City Hall or online at homepage. Plant Party! Jan-17

McCall Parks and Recreation: November and December Events

Great winter programs to keep you or your little one active. Don’t let fees keep your child/children from participating. The recreation program has scholarships available for all youth programs whether assistance is needed for 1 or more children, please contact us for a scholarship form! Register now at mccallrec.comNov-Dec Event Flyer

Vote! November 7th

Election day, Tuesday, November 7th, gives City of McCall voters the ability to choose four seats within the City Council. These four seats are comprised of one, 2 year term  seat and three 4 year term seats. A reminder that Gail Bray has chosen to withdraw and will still appear on the ballot. If chosen by voters, she has stated she will resign and that position would then have to be appointed.

Here is what your ballot will look like>

McCall Voters Location: 401 N Mission St, Annex Bldg., McCall, ID 83638-3829

401 N Mission St, McCall, ID 83638-3829
McCall Donnelly High School Annex Corner of Mission and Stibnite, McCall, ID


Four Year Term
(Vote for Three)
Gail Bray (Withdrawn)
Robert S. Giles
Jared Hendee
Melanie L. Holmes
Robert Lyons
Wayne March
Thomas Sowers
Two Year Term
(Vote for One)
Colby Nielsen


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