Pierce Murphy, Boise's Community Ombudsman, was
appointed by the Mayor and the City Council on March 2, 1999, and
began work on April 5, 1999. Mr. Murphy has extensive
experience in human resource management, facilitation, mediation
and investigation. Mr. Murphy earned a Master of Pastoral Studies
degree in theology from Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana,
a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Washington and a Bachelor of Science degree
in Commerce from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara,
California. Mr. Murphy began his career in 1972 as a law
enforcement officer with the City of Menlo Park in California.
Following his graduate studies, and from 1986 until 1994, Mr.
Murphy maintained an active Human Resource Management consulting
practice, with clients throughout the United States, Europe, Asia
and Latin America. In 1994, Mr. Murphy joined the Paper
Division of the Boise Cascade Corporation as Manager of Human
Resource Development. Mr. Murphy, his wife, and seven children make
their home here in Boise, Idaho.