Promoting county interests, advocating good public policy
and providing education to Idaho's county officials

About IAC

Our Mission

IAC promotes county interests, encourages ethical behavior, advocates good public policy on behalf of Idaho counties, supports best practices, and provides education and training to assist Idaho county officials in performance of public service.

Our Vision

Be the most trusted source for county government policy information and the leading source of knowledge for county officials.

Our Values

IAC conducts its affairs in a professional, accountable manner acting with the highest integrity.  We are knowledgeable, resourceful and credible and adhere to these values at all times.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC), formed in 1976, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan service organization dedicated to the improvement of county government.  It was designed and incorporated by county elected officials to provide services, research, uniformity and coordination among member counties, in order for the county elected officials to serve their constituents better.

IAC is funded annually by dues paid by member counties and revenues generated by IAC services.  The constitution and bylaws of IAC provide that the management of the organization is vested in a Board of Directors, which appoints an executive director to assist and serve at the pleasure of the board.  The executive director is responsible for the management of the affairs of IAC under general direction of the board.  The officers of the board are elected at the IAC Annual Conference.  Other directors are elected by the affiliate organizations and IAC districts.  IAC is owned, organized and operated by Idaho’s county governments.

IAC Constitution and Bylaws, 09-2017

History of Counties in Idaho →

Meet the Staff

  • Daniel G. Chadwick

    Executive Director and General Counsel
  • Daniel G. Chadwick

    Executive Director and General Counsel

    (208) 345-9126, ext. 12
    dchadwick@idcounties.org

    As the Executive Director of IAC, Dan leads day-to-day office operations and reports directly to the IAC Board of Directors.  His responsibility to IAC takes him to all IAC meetings and most affiliate, district, WIR, NACo, and other regional and national meetings.  Dan is a licensed Idaho attorney and can provide legal assistance to counties when requested.

  • Kristin Cundiff

    Director of Operations
  • Kristin Cundiff

    Director of Operations

    (208) 345-9126, ext. 13
    kcundiff@idcounties.org

    The Director of Operations is responsible for IAC’s financial management strategy and contributes to the development of the organization’s strategic goals.  In addition to the strategic components, the Director of Operations provides administrative and managerial services for major programs and activities of IAC.  Kristin also serves as the communications director – coordinating IAC’s website, major publications, social media and e-newsletter.

  • Amanda Pendleton

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Amanda Pendleton

    Chief Financial Officer

    (208) 345-9126 ext. 15
    apendleton@idcounties.org

    As the Financial Officer of IAC, Amanda is responsible for all financial matters of the association.  As the CAT Financial Officer, Amanda is responsible for all revenue of the CAT Fund.  She processes, tracks and reports to the CAT Board all reimbursements and other revenue for the CAT Fund.

  • Mindy Linn

    Event Coordinator
  • Mindy Linn

    Event Coordinator

    208) 345-9126, ext. 11
    mlinn@idcounties.org

    Mindy is responsible for managing all meeting and educational events for the Idaho Association of Counties, the Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks, the Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks, the Idaho Emergency Managers Association and the Idaho Association of County Assessors.  Mindy is the staff liaison for the IAC Scholarship Fund.

  • Mike Swain

    Event Coordinator
  • Mike Swain

    Event Coordinator

    208.514.0363
    mswain@idcounties.org

    Mike is responsible for managing all meeting and educational events for the Idaho Association of Counties Midwinter Legislative Conference, the Idaho Association of County Assessors, IAC’s Newly Elected Official Training, and the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission.

  • Kathryn Mooney

    Catastrophic Health Care Program Director
  • Kathryn Mooney

    Catastrophic Health Care Program Director

    (208) 345-1366
    kmooney@idcounties.org

    Kathryn is the Program Director for the CAT Fund, which is administered by IAC.  She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CAT Fund and the CAT Board of Directors that includes troubleshooting for counties with CAT Fund cases.  Kathryn also assists the chair of the CAT Board on legislative and other issues of importance to the CAT Fund.

  • Carolyn Carder

    CAT Case Manager
  • Carolyn Carder

    CAT Case Manager

    (208) 345-1618
    ccarder@idcounties.org

    Carolyn’s duties include case work from initial case review through the processing of payments of all medical bills received from the counties.  She also provides support on production issues and assists the counties with SCI scanning support.  She is the first point of contact on all case work and provides extensive customer support for providers and counties alike.

  • Kelli Brassfield

    Government Affairs Associate
  • Kelli Brassfield

    Government Affairs Associate

    (208) 345-9126
    kbrassfield@idcounties.org

    As a Governmental Affairs Associate, Kelli assists in drafting proposed legislation, lobbying and presenting testimony before state legislative bodies. She also provides professional and technical services to various programs and activities of the association. Kelli is your resource for the Transportation, Environment, Energy and Land Use, and the Health and Human Services committees, as well as the Industrial Litigation and the Capital Crimes Defense Funds.

  • Terry Graves

    Administrative Assistant
  • Terry Graves

    Administrative Assistant

    208.345.9126
    tgraves@idcounties.org

    Terry provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the organization. She is often seen juggling multiple projects, from answering the phone to updating the IAC website.