Passionate about the city in which he has lived for more than 50 years, Mayor Steve Widmyer has a deep love for Coeur d'Alene, raising a family here and operating several successful businesses. Steve has great appreciation for the men and women who serve the city with an unwavering commitment to excellence, both as elected officials and staff professionals.
Steve brings a strong business background to the Council - a combination of financial prowess gained from his years as controller for The Coeur d'Alene Resort, and his ownership and management of a diverse portfolio of commercial and rental properties throughout the city. He also has a strong understanding for the role of small business in our city.
Since 1995, Steve and his wife Marie have owned and operated two women's clothing stores, Marie's Boutique and Marmalade. He has also opened two successful restaurants and continues to own and operate the historic Fort Ground Grill in the higher education campus. Steve earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and MBA from the University of Idaho.
An active member of the community, Steve currently serves on the State of Idaho Workforce Development Council. He is a past board member for the Association of Idaho Cities, and past President of United Way and the North Idaho College Booster Club.
The Widmyers have raised four children in Coeur d'Alene. Oldest son, Ben, graduated from Wofford College and owns a property management and development business. He is married to Lindsey and they have a daughter, Quinn. Son, Matt, graduated from Arizona State and the University of Washington Law School, as well as New York University Law School, and is an Attorney in Washington, D.C. Twin Daughters, Kasey and Kaity, both graduated from Wofford College. Kasey works in the fashion industry in New York City, and Kaity lives in Coeur d'Alene and works in media advertising.
"It's an honor to serve the community as the Mayor of a city that I grew up in and have called home for 56 years. Together, we can work to insure that Coeur d'Alene remains a great place to live, not only for today's generation, but for generations to come.
Mayor Steve Widmyer
Official Term: January 2, 2018 – January 4, 2022
Jobs Plus Board; Ignite CDA Board; Association of Idaho Cities Board; Governor's Workforce Development Council