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2019 IAC Candidate Profiles

During the IAC Annual Conference, members will have the opportunity to vote for the IAC Secretary/Treasurer. Each candidate has been asked to fill out a profile in order for the members to get to know them better before the election. Please scroll down to view all of the profiles.

IAC Secretary/Treasurer

  • Chris Goetz, Clearwater County Sheriff

Candidate for IAC Secretary/Treasurer

Chris Goetz

Clearwater County Sheriff

Summarize your background and how it relates to the position you are seeking.

I feel that my extensive involvement in both IAC and ISA (listed below) show my commitment to serve both organizations now and into the future. Having attended almost every IAC meeting since being elected and serving as the President of ISA I have demonstrated the skills necessary to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer for IAC. Other leadership roles that I currently hold outside of county government include: Assistant Fire Chief for Sunnyside Rural Fire District, President of Clearwater County 4H Leaders Council, Chair of the North Idaho Recreation RAC, Vice Chair of the North Idaho BLM RAC and Chair of the Idaho Grant Review Council.

List participation and years of participation in any IAC Committees, the IAC Board of Directors and any leadership positions in affiliate organizations.

I have consistently been involved with IAC since first taking office. IAC committees that I have participated in include both Justice and Public Safety and Legislative. I have also been the chair of both the Legislative and Justice and Public Safety Committees. I am currently on the IAC Board of Directors as the ISA Representative. With ISA, I have served as the vice chair of the Operations Committee, chair of the Legislative Committee and president of ISA. At the local level, I have been the Secretary/Treasurer of District 2.

Briefly state your reasons for seeking the position and any other qualifications that might be an asset to IAC.

After serving on the IAC Board of Directors for several years and chairing the Legislative Committee for the last two years, I feel that I am prepared to move into a leadership role with IAC. I understand the purpose and direction of IAC and I can continue to move us in the right direction. Although I have not served on all of the different IAC Committees, I have had to understand issues important to all of the committees while working through their legislative priorities. This broad understanding of issues affecting all aspects of IAC will help me be a better leader while moving up through the positions to eventually become President of IAC.

List NACo/IAC events/conferences/meetings that you have participated in the last four years.

I have not attended any NACo events in the last four years. I have participated in every IAC conference in the last four years.