Ammon City Council

The City Council sets and administers the City budget. They also act as a legislative body, enacting new laws and ordinances and amending existing ones. Their approval is required for annexations, plats, and a variety of other projects, as well as business licenses.

Council Members

There are six members who serve four-year terms, and three are elected every other year. Elections are held in November of odd numbered years. The council meets in the City Council Chambers at City Hall twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, at 7:00 p.m. A round-table work session takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

Brian Powell - Council PresidentCouncil President

Brian Powell

Brian Powell has served on the Ammon City council since 2008 and currently serves as the Council President. Born and raised in a rural Idaho farming community, Brian learned the value of hard work and honesty. He served a 2 year LDS mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina and upon his return attended and graduated from Boise State University. Brian is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated many successful businesses specializing in system designs, technology, and manufacturing. When not working, he enjoys spending time watching his boys play baseball and taking his family to Boise State Football games. Together with his wife Elyse, the Powells' have 4 children who love living in Ammon, Idaho. Email Brian Powell

    Rex Thompson - Council MemberCouncil Member

    Rex Thompson

    Rex Thompson served on the Planning and Zoning Commission before being elected to City Council in 2004. Since that time he has seen the city nearly triple in size. His desire in managing City affairs has been to keep Ammon a great place to live and raise a family. Rex grew up in Salmon, Idaho. He served a Spanish speaking mission in Los Angeles. He attended Ricks College, Brigham Young University, ISU and the University of Washington. He is a dentist and the CEO of the Idaho Falls Dental Group. In the past ten years he has participated in several dental humanitarian projects in the Dominican Republic, Samoa and Nicaragua. He has participated in Scouting for over 25 years and has camped over 250 nights with the boys in their year around camping program. He has been awarded the Silver Beaver Scouting Award. His hobbies include gardening, water coloring, metal detecting, and back pack trips with his boys, fishing, hunting and camping. He designed and built the house he currently lives in using skills he learned while putting himself through school as a carpenter. Rex and his wife Lynne are the parents of six children and grandparents to ten and he enjoys spending time with them. Email Rex Thompson

      Russell Slack - Council MemberCouncil Member

      Russell Slack

      Russell Slack has a strong belief that a community is only as strong as the cumulative support its citizens give of their personal time to make it better. He has served in the City of Ammon since 2008 on both Planning and Zoning and as a City Council Member. He also serves on the East Idaho Technical College Foundation helping to fund technical education scholarships and has spent time in the Armed Forces prior to moving to Idaho. He is married with two children, is an avid outdoors man and loves to share his adoration of the outdoors with others. Email Russell Slack

        Byron Wiscombe - Council MemberCouncil Member

        Byron Wiscombe

        Byron Wiscombe was born in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and grew up in many of the Western States including Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. He met his wife Krista at Ricks College in 1999. They have four children, and enjoy playing games, sports and anything outdoors. He enjoys camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and genealogy. He plays racquetball and golf and watching college and pro basketball and football with his son. Byron attended Ricks College and ISU getting a Bachelors in Business Administration. He is currently attending the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) at the University of Washington which is a 3 year, masters level banking program. Byron works for D.L. Evans Bank in Ammon as a commercial lender and business advisor specializing in cash flow analysis, commercial construction, and small business lending. He enjoys opportunities to serve on the Ammon City Council, the East Idaho Falls Rotary Club, and with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 280. Email Byron Wiscombe

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