Mary Watson

General Counsel & Contracts Manager

PHONE 208-384-4264  FAX 208-384-4267


Mary manages CCDC’s contracts with private engineers, architects, contractors, and other professionals. In addition, she manages the competitive bidding and contractor selection processes as well as a wide range of contract documents. Mary and CCDC are dedicated to improving the urban renewal districts as a commercial and employment centers for Idaho's capital, and stimulating private development in the community.

Prior to joining CCDC, Mary spent more than 13 years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Boise.  She focused on land use law and was a frequent advisor to the Mayor and City Council in addition to advising the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Planning and Development Services Department, and the Parks and Recreation Department. Mary previously served as a Public Defender for Ada County where she advanced to the role of lead attorney with the juvenile division.

Mary graduated Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of California with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Government. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law and is a member of the Idaho State Bar. Mary is an avid skier and tandem mountain biker, and she has participated in Rake Up Boise for more than a decade.