Mayor Nancolas has extensive experience in private business ownership, management and sales. His commitment to city government began when he served on the Caldwell Planning and Zoning Commission from 1987 through 1989. He was elected to the Caldwell City Council in 1989, where he served as Council President and on the Finance Committee, Traffic Commission, Senior Citizen Board, Airport Commission and the Planning and Zoning liaison.
In July 1997 he ran for Mayor of Caldwell on a platform of teamwork, cooperation, community pride and vision to move this great City forward. As Mayor, he has been involved in dozens of committees and organizations. He served as the first Vice President and President for the Association of Idaho Cities and chaired their Idaho Local Government Energy Committee. He serves on AIC’s Legislative Committee, Policy and Resolutions Committee, Environmental Committee and is a founding member and chairman of the Youth & Families Task Force. He graduated from the Kennedy School of Government, the Mayor’s Institute of Urban Design and continues to work on the National League of Cities’ Certificate of Achievement Leadership Program, achieving Bronze level and working toward Silver.
Within Idaho, he served two years as President, and one year as Secretary of Sage Community Resources. He was the first Chairman of the Treasure Valley Regional Transportation Authority and is a Board member and Ways and Means Committee member for Valley Regional Transit. Furthermore, he serves as the Board Vice-Chairman and Past Chairman for COMPASS as well as on their Executive, Finance, Corridor Preservation and Communities in Motion committees. He has served as the Chairman for COMPASS twice. The mayor has also served on the Idaho Emergency Communications Commission, Caldwell’s East Urban Renewal Agency, is a member and founding chair of the Treasure Valley Partnership Board, ICRMP board Member, Caldwell Economic Development Council member, Boise Metro Economic Development Council member, CCOA board member and is a YMCA Advisory Board member.