The city of Lapwai is a small, but transforming city, geographically located in North Central Idaho. Nestled in a valley between rolling hills, it is within the boundaries of both Nez Perce County and the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. We are within a 30 minute drive to mountain meadows, rolling farm lands, rugged back country and numerous rivers, lakes, and outdoor adventures, an airport, inland seaport, malls, and other conveniences. All four seasons are celebrated, but milder winters are normal.
Lapwai is centered in “one of Idaho’s most historic spots.” Our past brought together the Nez Perce, early explorers, settlers, and technology, the U.S. Army, important Protestant and Catholic missionary efforts, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and an early, integrated educational program. Lapwai is also the capital city for the Nez Perce Tribe. We invite you to come visit us in our unique, historical city that remains a blend of the past and present and a mixture of cultures.
City of Lapwai
Lapwai utilizes a City Mayor – Council form of municipal government. The City of Lapwai is governed by the City Council, which has the power and responsibility to set policy for the City, to select the City Clerk and the City Attorney, to enact ordinances, to set the budget, and generally to act as the legislative branch and exercise oversight of the conduct of affairs of the City.
From keeping the streets clean and maintained to working with families and businesses to issue building permits, city staff are committed to ensuring that Lapwai is a great place to live and work. Departments within the City of Lapwai include:
Our Community is comprised of Business, Schools, Churches and individuals who contribute to our city a great place to live. below you will find links to each. Make sure to visit our Calendar of events with links to our Facebook announcements. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
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2016 IOGA Directory
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