about tom lamar


“We are confident Tom is the right person to carry on as your Latah County Commissioner.”

Tom and Ruby Stroschein


Experienced Decision Maker

  • Moscow City Council Member since June 2007
  • Commissioner, Moscow's Urban Renewal Agency (promoting economic development) from 2009–2013
  • Served on various selection committees for city staff members and independent contractors, and has served as acting Mayor
  • Moscow Transportation Commission member (9 yrs)
  • Vice-President, Latah Trail Foundation (14 yrs)
  • Idaho Carbon Sequestration Commission member (Governor appointee)
  • 1912 Center Mayor's Task Force *
  • Mountain View Road Task Force *
  • Liaison to Clearwater RC&D

Respected Leader

  • Four City Commission Appointments by Mayors Paul Agidius, Marshall Comstock, and Nancy Chaney
  • Two Idaho Commission Appointments by Governors Phil Batt and Dirk Kempthorne
  • UI, Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Advisory Board, 2002-2005
  • Moscow Chamber Government Affairs Committee *
  • Moscow Chamber Entrances Committee *
  • UI Enrichment Program Advisory Board *

Integral Part of Latah County

  • Raised 3 incredible daughters in Moscow
  • Executive Director of PCEI, Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (24 yrs)
  • UI Instructor of Conservation Leadership, Dept. of Conservation Social Sciences (6 yrs) *
  • Moscow Food Co-op member (30 yrs)
  • Moscow Chamber of Commerce member (21 yrs)
  • Pullman Chamber of Commerce member (20 yrs)
  • Idaho GEMStars Coordinating Committee (10 yrs)
  • Moscow Chinook Masters Swimming treasurer (15 yrs)
  • League of Women Voters member
  • Latah County Historical Society member
  • Hamilton Lowe Aquatic Center campaign member *
  • University of Idaho Biosafety Committee, 2003 *
  • Moscow Downtown Revitalization Committee, 2000-2001 *
  • Valley Transit board member, 2003-2006 *
  • Served as a council liaison to these citizen commissions:
    Human Rights Commission, Tree Commission, Arts Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Fair and Affordable Housing Commission, Paradise Path Task Force

* past member



“Over the past seven years it has been my opinion that Tom Lamar makes reasonable decisions. Although we do not agree on all issues, Tom will take the time to listen to you whether he agrees with you or not.”

Bill Lambert


“Tom works hard to gather data and seeks out opposing opinions to make informed decisions.
I appreciate Tom’s balanced approach and leadership as a public official.”

Robin Woods

“Having worked with Tom, I know him to be informed, willing to listen to all opinions, and would be a good Latah County Commissioner.”

John Weber, Moscow City Council Member

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