Shawn Barigar is the President and CEO of the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce – a business organization of more than 750 members with a mission to enhance the economic vitality and quality of place throughout Southern Idaho.
He is a fifth-generation native of the Magic Valley and grew up in Buhl. He attended the University of Idaho graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications in 1993.
Shawn spent his earlier career working in broadcast journalism and public relations. Since 2004, he’s led the Twin Falls Chamber in its partnerships with other organizations to drive business expansion, industrial recruitment, and community building. He began a fourth 4-year term on the Twin Falls City Council in January 2020 and previously served as Mayor of Twin Falls from 2016-2019. Shawn has also been appointed by Idaho’s Governor to represent the Magic Valley region on the Idaho Travel Council through 2021.
Shawn is married to Camille, who is the Director of Community Enrichment at the College of Southern Idaho. They have two sons, Brock – age 24 and Xander – age 20. They enjoy outdoor activities – hiking, biking, kayaking, camping – and cooking.