Ombudsman Pierce Murphy

Pierce.jpgPierce 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.