City Staff

Welcome to the City of Hayden. Our beautiful community is not only a wonderful place to recreate but it is also a home where you can raise a family or enjoy a retirement.  The City of Hayden staff is dedicated to protecting our quality of life and providing the best public services to our citizens and visitors.

Please check out our on-line services throughout this website and if for any reason you cannot find the information you need, please click  HERE  to contact any of us for assistance.  We look forward to serving you and together making Hayden an even better place to live.

     Brett B. Boyer - City Administrator

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Brett Boyer serves the community of Hayden as the City Administrator working for the Mayor and City Council managing the day to day operations of the City.  He serves on the Jobs Plus board and represents the City in various community activities and projects.  He co-chaired the Americas Best Communities Contest, an economic development contest that the area had some success with.

Brett comes to Hayden after serving the City of Rathdrum for more than nine years as City Administrator, before that he served as the Town Manager in Bayfield, Colorado. He has an undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Brigham Young University, a MPA from the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University and a JD from Mississippi College School of Law. Brett and his wife Katrina have five kids, two sons and three daughters, and he enjoys camping, boating, backpacking, skiing, basketball, and travel (not on the court).

His philosophy on service in City Government is to provide quality municipal services while being careful stewards of the funds and resources that we are given. To have the best customer service, as service is what we provide to the community and to also be open, honest and inclusive of the public in decisions and processes. He is looking forward to working together to make the City of Hayden a great place to live and play.

Contact Information
Mail:  8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho  83835
City Hall:  (208) 772-4411, extension 1026


     Suzanne Cano - Community Services Director

Suzanne Cano  In May 2007, Suzanne began serving as the director of Hayden’s Recreation Department.  Prior to coming to Hayden, she was the City of Post Falls recreation coordinator for nearly eight years.
Suzanne graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and a minor in business.  While attending the University of Idaho, she served as the Idaho Recreation & Parks Association (IRPA) Student Representative, won the IRPA Outstanding Student Undergraduate award, and has since served as an IRPA committee and board member.  She has worked, coached, and volunteered in the field of recreation for more than 20 years.

Expanding the services provided to the community by the Recreation Department is one of Suzanne’s highest priorities.  If you have any suggestions for programs you would like to see provided by the City of Hayden, please contact her at:

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1082
Fax: (208) 772-6522


     Alan Soderling - Public Works Director
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Alan joined the City in June 2016.  His 20 + years with JUB equipped him with a broad background of experience.  Alan graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and is registered with the State of Idaho as a Professional Engineer.

Alan is a lifelong resident of North Idaho.  He is excited to guide and assist the City as it grows and develops.  In his spare time Alan likes to enjoy all that the Northwest has to offer. 

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1018
Fax: (208) 762-2282

     Wade Holecek - Superintendent of Operations, Public Works

Wade HolecekWade Holecek, a life-long resident raised in the City of Hayden, joined the City’s street maintenance team after his graduation from Coeur d’Alene High School.  Wade has watched Hayden grow from a population around 3,000 to approximately 13,000 in his twenty-two years of service with the City.  In his role as deputy director of the Department of  Public Works, he oversees the streets and parks departments.  He is committed to keeping the City's streets and parks in good condition and diligently manages a tight budget and small crew to accomplish a task that becomes more challenging as the City grows.

Over the years, Wade and his team have also been involved in helping to build and maintain more parks in Hayden. If you ask him what he has enjoyed most about his role with the City, he will tell you that it is all of the opportunities he has had to grow with Hayden and the fun he has had meeting lots of different people.

If you would like to share suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact him.  He can be reached as follows:

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1086
Fax: (208) 762-2282
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    Donna Phillips - Community and Economic Development Director     

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1020
Fax: (208) 762-2282      

     Sandee Rudy - Treasurer/Finance Director

Sandee Rudy has worked for the City of Hayden since 2007 and in June of 2017 was appointed as the City Treasurer.  With more than 30 years of professional experience, she has a strong background in financial management, accounting, computers and customer service.  She is passionate about her obligation to be a careful steward of the City of Hayden’s funds.

Sandee moved to Hayden in 2005 and fell in love with all North Idaho has to offer.  She is an avid trail runner and enjoys spending time in the outdoors: hiking, running, biking or swimming.  She and her husband Scott have four children (two sons and two daughters) and three (soon to be five!) grandchildren.

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1015
Fax: (208) 772-6522


     Abbi Sanchez- City Clerk

Abbi SanchezAbbi Landis 4x5s started her career with the City of Hayden in 2011, and has had the pleasure of working in a variety of roles. Those roles include the City Administrator’s Administrative Assistant, Account Technician in Finance, and Deputy City Clerk.  In May 2016 Abbi was appointed as the City Clerk. With many years of customer service experience as well as a background in records management, her passion for people and her work are fulfilled and exercised daily.  

As the City Clerk for the City of Hayden Abbi manages the city’s records, clerks the council meetings, serves as the Election Official for the City, oversees the clerical support to commissions, and provides administrative support to the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator. 

A longtime resident of this area Abbi has enjoyed experiencing all of what north Idaho has to offer.

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1013
Fax: (208) 772-6522

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     Shawn Langenderfer - Human Resources

Shawn Mugshot-6042 In June 2016, Shawn joined the City of Hayden in the Human Resources Department.  Shawn brings with her over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and has been a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources since 2013.  Shawn is excited to support the staff at the City in making Hayden a great place to live and play.  She believes strongly in providing a positive work environment that supports the staff, and allows them to be at their best, when providing services to the citizens of Hayden. 

Shawn moved to Kootenai County from Michigan over 20 years ago and can’t imagine living anywhere else.  She lives here with her husband Bill and their four kids.  Her family is very active in sports and Shawn can be seen cheering in the stands at basketball, volleyball, baseball and track events.  In her free time Shawn enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping and exploring all the wonders that the Pacific Northwest offers.

Phone: (208) 772-4411, extension 1093
Fax: (208) 772-6522

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   Lake City Law - Legal Counsel

The City of Hayden contracts with Lake City Law for legal services.