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Administrative Assistant

Paula Thompson

Administrative Assistant



Paula Thompson joined the City of Jerome in September 1989.  She has worked in various capacities in the Administration and Utility offices.  She currently serves as Administrative Assistant to Jerome's Fire Chief, as well as Planning and Zoning.      


Administrative Assistant

Esmeralda Chavez

Administrative Assistant

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Esmeralda Chavez joined the City of Jerome in December 2013. She serves as the Administrative Assistant to the City Administrator and the Community Development Director. She prepares the City Newsletter and provides planning assistance to community members as well as developers. Esmeralda also acts as a liaison between our Hispanic community and the Planning & Zoning department as an interpreter explaining code language, application processes and answering general zoning questions. Esmeralda is a Jerome native and obtained her education from Boise State University.