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Planning and Zoning Staff

City Planner 

Esmeralda Chavez

City Planner 

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Esmeralda Chavez joined the City of Jerome in December 2013. She is a Jerome native and is excited to work with City Staff and the City Council to make a positive impact on Jerome’s future. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University. Her primary focus is to be a resource to the community and assist individuals with the various processes and regulations within the Jerome Municipal Code. In addition to Planning & Zoning, Esmeralda directs the publication of the City Newsletter.  She 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. 


Management Assistant

Paula Thompson

Management Assistant

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Paula Thompson joined the City of Jerome in September 1989.  She has worked in various capacities in the Administration and Utility departments.  She currently serves as Management Assistant to the City Administrator and Fire Chief. She also serves as the Planning & Zoning clerk.