My name is Timothy Vincent and I am the District Governor for District 39W. I have been a member of the Nampa Lions club for nearly twelve years total. During that time I have served as Vice President, President, and have been on the Board of directors for a number of years. I received a Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 2015. I also received an Outstanding Leadership award in 2015 from my club. My service with the Nampa Lions Club was split up due to job changes in my 32 year career as a law enforcement Officer. I was with the Nampa Police Department for nearly 27 years leaving there as the Deputy Chief of Police. I then began working for the Idaho Lottery Law Enforcement Division for the last five years of my law enforcement career; retiring in August of 2011. I have been married to my wife Linda for thirty years. We have two daughters. Jenna is an Associate Professor at Lewis Clark State College in the Nursing Division. Megan is an Admin Assistant and Electronic Medical Records specialist. I have one grandson who is two years old.

I have an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University. In addition to that degree, I have over 2,500 hours of additional training including an extensive upper management college program through the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. That training gave me extensive education in the areas of budgeting, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, and other management issues. I also currently serve as the chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Mountain Gem Credit Union with duties of oversight and auditing. Additionally, I spent over twenty years in church financing as well as being a member of the Board of Directors.
I have been involved in numerous community activities besides the Lions. I was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Advisory Committee of the Community Work Center in Nampa. This was a Department of Corrections Work Release Center. I was also a member of the Board of Directors for Nampa Neighborhood Housing Services. I served on a Board of Directors for a group called, “Healthy Families,” in Nampa.

I have been retired now for five years. I had a very fulfilling law enforcement career; however, since my retirement there has been a void in my life which being a member of a Lions Club has help to fill. I have just been elected as Vice District Governor of 39W and next year will most likely become the Governor. This is a distinct honor for me and I consider it to be one of the most important things I have done in my life. Desmond Tutu wrote, “Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

I very much want to be a part of the good that Lions Clubs do as the sense of fulfillment is food for the soul.

Meet Our District Governor