Idaho’s West Central Mountains


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.

Community Gathering Place: Needs Survey

We want our Community Gathering Place to be a place that we can all use and enjoy. Your input will certainly help us to turn this vision into a reality.

What our community is saying:

“I was thrilled to learn more about the Ponderosa Center. We need a gathering place that can host a variety of interests from local and visiting groups. The concept is forward thinking and I like that the center will not only benefit 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:

“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 | Ponderosa Center Board of Directors

What our community is saying:

“A community gathering place and cultural center for the community has long been envisioned and 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 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.”


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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