The concept of “our community” is unique. It is comprised of anyone from everywhere who has ever experienced the beauty of our land and the wholesomeness of our people. We now enlist “our community” in a quest to make a real difference for generations to come in our lifetime.


A vibrant resort community

McCall, Idaho is a destination for all. Ample outdoor recreation opportunities, cultural events, local eateries and breweries serving up diverse local fare, an award winning school district and a continued top ranking as one of Idaho’s healthiest counties, are just a few of the reasons this place is so special.

What our community is saying:

“I was thrilled to learn more about the Ponderosa Center. McCall needs a gathering place that can host a variety of interests from local and visiting groups. The design is well thought out, versatile, and fits in seamlessly with the surrounding space. The concept is forward thinking and I like that the center will not only benefit McCall residents but local businesses as well.”


Ginnell Hellhake, REALTOR and Co-Owner of Mountain Java

What our community is saying:

“We are in support of the Ponderosa Center.  We believe it will boost the local economy as well as increase access and foster collaboration among artists, creative organizations, local government, our neighborhoods and individual citizens in our community.”


Jennifer Hurlbutt, Salmon River Brewery

What our community is saying:

“We are super excited for this fabulous project to finally become a reality.  The Ponderosa Center will be an integral part of our community the minute the doors open.  Thank you to all who have worked hard to make this happen.  We love the concept and the vision!   Your efforts are much appreciated!”


John and Lisa Wood, Bella Kitchen

What our community is saying:

“I became involved with the Ponderosa Center when I realized a vision was being developed to enhance community opportunities for all.  A place where our community comes together for vibrant conversations and cultural experiences. A place where a child may experience events that may not be provided elsewhere. The Ponderosa Center will provide a foundation for investment and commitment to our community by those that see the potential for excellence.”


Sherry Maupin, REALTOR with RE/Max Resort Realty | President, West Central Mountains Economic Development Council | Ponderosa Center Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet

What our community is saying:

“A community gathering place and cultural center for McCall has long been envisioned and now with the support of the community and others who love McCall, I believe the dream can become a reality. It will serve as a place for friends to meet, for businesses to present programs and will be a state-of-the-art performance space for music, lectures or theater. I am delighted to be a part of it! The Ponderosa Center will ignite imagination and inspiration now and for future generations. I look forward with enthusiasm to the ground breaking of this fabulous opportunity, for not only McCall, but for the surrounding mountain area.”


Margie Surbeck, Secretary of the Ponderosa Center Board of Directors

What our community is saying:

“The Ponderosa Center has the potential to be an anchor for the community and the entire West Central Mountains Region.”


Andrew Mentzer, Executive Director, West Central Mountains Economic Development Council 

Photos courtesy of Chad Case Photography and McCall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Wine photo courtesy of Idaho Tourism, and golf photo courtesy Jug Mountain Ranch.

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