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October 6, 2021
Lynn Calvin, Executive Director| (208) 466-8497
New Executive DirectorTakes the Reigns at the Snake River Stampede
NAMPA, Idaho –The Snake River Stampede(SRS)Board of Directors has hired Lynn Calvin as Executive Director of the rodeo. Calvin, a Caldwell native, comes with deep knowledge of the rodeo. As an independent contractor, she played an instrumental role in the rodeo’s advertising and sponsorship contracts for 13 years. She has also served as committee chairman for “Stampede for the Cure” since 2008. With the help of Calvin’s leadership, the breast cancer charity has raised nearly $800,000 to fund mammograms for Southwest Idaho women in need.
In 2019, Calvin was appointed to serve as a member of the all-volunteer Board of Directors. She steps away from that commitment to now manage the rodeo business year-round at the board’s direction.“I’m excited about this next chapter with the Snake River Stampede Rodeo. 2021 showed us that we can continue to create and innovate –which we did by adding more fan opportunities with the outdoor amphitheater events. This is a 106-year-old institution and I plan to support our board in making sure The Stampede remains one of the top rodeos in the world,” says Calvin.
In addition to being an accomplished graphic designer, fine artist, and creative tour de force, Calvin owns and operates an advertising and design agency. Most recently she was employed as Director of Indian Creek Plaza –a year-round community gathering place and event venue where she created and promoted a record number of events under the Destination Caldwell banner.
Current SRS Board President Dan Ward says Calvin’s transition to Executive Director is a natural step in the rodeo’s evolution, “Lynn has so many talents and community relationships. She understands the Western way of life on a deep level and has been an integral part of growing this rodeo for 15 years. We are in good hands and extremely excited about the future.”
The Snake River Stampede was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014. The indoor venue at The Ford Idaho Centre is considered a favorite stop for top competitors vying of the nearly half-million dollars in prize money. The rodeo is always the third week of July.