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I serve to ensure that Meridian remains a safe community built around families.
Robert Simison

Meet Mayor Robert Simison

Meridian is all about family. We pride ourselves on being the premier community to raise our families, which is reflected in our investment in our city parks and emphasis on public safety. Our focus is on meeting the needs of families, which means having job opportunities so people can work and live here. Meridian is a safe community where grandparents want to move to be closer to their family. It’s where the family unit and family values are strong that makes the community as a whole strong. I ran to ensure that Meridian remains a safe community built around families.

Vision for Meridian

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Community Partnerships

The City of Meridian provides these essential services to residents: police and fire protection, parks facilities and recreation classes, water delivery and sewer handling, community development, and trash removal through a franchise provider. We have been able to save before we spend and are debt free. There are several services that are provided by partners including roads, schools, libraries, the swimming pool, cemetery, voting, and more. As Mayor I take on the responsibility for all aspects of Meridian in order to meet the overall expectations of the community and be as local as possible by letting citizens weigh in on issues at the ballot box to give residents a greater voice.

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Parks and Recreation

The City of Meridian invests in our parks creating spaces where families gather, teams practice and memories are made. We have premier facilities, praised by our citizens and are bring uniqueness to our parks that help integrate into the neighborhoods where they are located. I continue to work to ensure that we have more premier open space available to the community, and more investment to expand our pathways and providing indoor recreation space.

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Police

Meridian is one of the safest cities in Idaho regardless of size and we have outstanding men and women who serve our community in this role. Residents are drawn here because of this fact. To keep our community safe as we grow, we need to hire additional police officers to keep proactive policing in place. By having an active presence in our neighborhoods, the Meridian Police Department can continue the tradition of building relationships and provide community policing to our residents.

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Fire

Having opened fire station six in 2020, I have pushed to advance needed additional stations and am proud to say that stations seven and eight are under construction and plan to open in the fall of 2023.  With a more urban and vertical style of development being built, I continue to ensure that our fire fighters have the necessary equipment to protect them and allow them to do their job.  With this changing landscape, including increasing calls for service that are medical related, it is important that we are focusing our resources appropriately to address not only the immediate needs but any future challenges as well.

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Water/Sewer

Our Public Works Department continues to investment in water and sewer infrastructure with more than $100 million in projects completed over the last several years. This has been done without incurring any debt and will allow us to meet the regulatory requirements of the Federal government.  We are well poised well for the foreseeable future and the staff are passionate about what they do and are constantly striving to improve the service to the community by eliminating odors and issues concerning our water and wastewater system. Further we have advanced work to focus on investments in our water quality and continues to take steps to ensure that Meridian’s future water supply needs are well protected.

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Transportation

As the center of the Treasure Valley, all roads lead through Meridian – and on them most of the traffic. We have a great working relationship with our transportation partners at the Ada County Highway District and the Idaho Transportation Department that have led to needed projects being completed in the community, but there is much more to do. I have worked to identify our priorities and encourage our transportation and development partners to accelerate the completion of road projects. Current priorities include the overpass at Linder Road which is currently being designed and safe connections to Owyhee High School and Discovery Park. As Mayor I will continue to focus on transportation needs to address our roads and infrastructure needs with local solutions.

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Growth

Meridian is the geographic, employment, and residential “Center of Gravity” for the Treasure Valley. Growth will happen in our community and in the areas surrounding us which means there will be impacts we can control and others we cannot. As growth happens it needs to occur responsibly and meet our community’s expectations for quality. That means the city, our government partners, the development community, and residents all need to be on the same page and working together as outlined in our Comprehensive Plan. If we aren’t working together growth will be pushed to other communities and Meridian will still likely deal with the impacts from growth. Addressing growth in a responsible manner is a major priority for my administration.

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Growth

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Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Robert

“Mayor Simison has demonstrated his ability to lead his community in a positive and safe direction during his tenure as Mayor. We have appreciated his dedicated partnership and collaborative working relationship with the Meridian Police Department in seeking top-notch public safety for his community. Treasure Valley Lodge 11 FOP is proud and honored to endorse Mayor Robert Simison for re-election, and we look forward to his continued record of exemplary service as Meridian’s Mayor.”

Tony Ostrander

President, Fraternal Order of Police - Treasure Valley Lodge 11

“Mayor Simison is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and customer service to our fast-growing community through innovative strategies and thoughtful actions, which meets the promise made to our citizens.”

Derek Nelson

President, Meridian Firefighters Local 4627

“My family and I proudly support Robert Simison as the next Mayor of Meridian! Robert’s knowledge, vision, and dedication to the city we call home makes him the best qualified candidate for the job. He has “hands-on experience” and knows what it takes to lead. He will ensure that as Meridian grows, we grow responsibly so that we continue being the premier community to live, work and raise our families. Robert definitely has my vote!”

Amy Johnson

Former Board Chair, West Ada School District

“Working alongside Mayor Simison, I have seen firsthand his ability to lead our city. He has demonstrated the vision, passion, and skill to deliver results that continue to make Meridian a place Chandos and I are proud to call our home. I wholeheartedly support his effort to continue serving as Meridian’s Mayor.”

Brad Hoaglun

Council President, Meridian City Council

“Mayor Simison has made strategic investments in public safety, transportation and our kids, ensuring Meridian continues to be a safe city with no debt and is a growing and thriving community. I’m honored to serve as his Campaign Chair for his re-election as he works to keep Meridian safe, connected and thriving!”

Tammy de Weerd

Former Meridian Mayor

“Mayor Simison is actively engaged and volunteers his time supporting the youth in our community.  His vision for the future aligns with the values we uphold as an organization which makes him a champion of our youth.”

Jeffrey Hall

Vice-President, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho

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